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The FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING BOOK SALE DONATIONS DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.  We respectfully request that you hold any donations until October.
Due to the re-carpeting project, there will be NO Book Sale on Saturday, October 1. 

WHY ARE ALL THOSE TRUCKS NEAR THE LIBRARY? 
What's happening?

Work has begun on a number of projects that will improve lighting, drainage, driveways, and parking lots around the Library and Town Hall.  To make the project more efficient, Town Public Works crews are preparing for underground features (electrical conduits, drainage pipes, etc.) before the asphalt is replaced.  The work is weather-dependent, so we cannot say exactly how long the project will last, but access to our buildings will be much safer as a result.
>>An additional part of the project, work on the sidewalk outside the upper level of the Library, will start during the week of September 12.  This will be the first step in a project that will eventually replace the paving of the walkways between Town Hall and the Library in the spring.

>>>If you cannot reach our building because of the construction, please call us at (860) 644-1541 so we can help you.


 

COVID -19 Antigen Rapid Home Tests are no longer available at the Library, and we do not expect to have any additional suppliesWe appreciated the opportunity to serve as a distribution point for the State of Connecticut.
 


The Library has resumed REGULAR HOURS:
    MONDAY - THURSDAY 9 am - 8 pm   
    FRIDAY and SATURDAY 9 am - 4:30 pm
    SUNDAY 1 pm - 4:30 p.m.



***WHEN OUTSIDE TEMPERATURES ARE EXTREME WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER THE LIBRARY AS A COOLING CENTER DURING OUR REGULAR HOURS, LISTED ABOVE.  WHILE YOU'RE VISITNG, CHECK OUT ALL THE COOL RESOURCES AVAILABLE HERE FOR FREE!***

The South Windsor Community Center, 150 Nevers Road, also serves as a Cooling Center during their regular hours:  Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


If you need help due to extreme heat when the Library and Community Center are closed, please go to the Police Station on Sand Hill Road and they will help you.

 

About masks and other pandemic changes…
Although masks are no longer required in the Library or other Town buildings, the CDC recommends that everyone---regardless of vaccination status---  wear masks in public spaces while the COVID surge continues.   We ask that you consider wearing a mask during your library visits, especially in the Children's/YA area, where you are likely to encounter unvaccinated young people.  We’ll still provide a mask for you if you arrive without one.   Our programs will continue to include both live and virtual options when possible, and we will gradually reintroduce use of our meeting rooms.  As the situation evolves, these protocols could change again. We appreciate your patience as we all navigate each new phase of the pandemic.
 

 
LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND ROOM USE DURING THE PANDEMIC
Our rules for use of meeting and study rooms at the Library have changed periodically during the COVID pandemic, and this will continue until infection rates decrease substantially and social gatherings no longer pose a serious risk of contagion.  We will observe Town decisions regarding pandemic protocols and will monitor public health research when determining acceptable activities in our building. 
  • We may limit the number of library program participants or determine that “in-person” programs will be held virtually. 
  • We may decline requests for meeting room use by community groups when the proposed activity would prevent following announced protocols.
  • We may cancel or postpone activities if the COVID situation worsens significantly, even if the activity was previously announced or approved.
We all share the hope that conditions will improve soon and our lives will return to the comfort we previously enjoyed.  Meanwhile, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenging times together. 
 
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FRIENDS BOOK SALE UPDATES~

The book sale will continue inside the Library on Tuesdays, 9:15 A.M. - 6 P.M. and 9:15 A.M.- 12 Noon on Saturdays.  All COVID protocols in effect at the Library will be observed at the book sale. For the safety of all, the number of people in the Friends Sale Room will be limited. Additional shoppers will need to wait their turn to go into the sale room when available.
 
 
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