Note to our patrons on Coronavirus

In response to Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Order No. 13, issued on March 23, 2020, the Stoneham Public Library will be reducing staffing levels, working remotely, and performing as many essential functions as possible. We will soon be able to offer remote access to and will highlight other digital and streaming services. Staff can be contacted by email addresses available on the Library’s website with questions and more details. Please note the following updates: 1. The Library book drop is now closed. Patrons and other residents should hold on to all Library materials until the Library has reopened. 2. Due dates have been extended, and overdue fees will not be charged during the closure. Items that have already been returned have been taken care of. 3. Items on hold that have not been picked up will be held until the Library is able to provide access. 4. Library cards whose expiration date between March 1 and April 30, 2020 have been extended for 60 days. 5. Finally, Overdrive and most other electronic resources do not block access to patrons who are currently blocked in the Library’s system. f The Library will be closed To the public until further notice. All items due dates have been extended at least until March 31st, and we will be monitoring the situation and will keep you up-to-date if things change or need to be extended. Please hold on to all your books and other items until the end of March. If we need to extend this, we will let people know. We are investigating: 1. the possibility of doing online programs, including book groups and story times, for both children and adults 2. highlighting a different online resource every day, including Hoopla, Mango, and a wealth of online databases – Ask us for help in setting up and using these resources sooner rather than later, so you will continue to have access to information. If something changes or is done on a Town-wide level, we will be sure to let you know, as the Library can and will follow any safety precautions the Town takes. Everyone be safe and stay healthy!