Hagaman Memorial Library Increases Its Reopening Services

The Hagaman Memorial Library is pleased to announce that it is increasing its reopening services in several areas.

First, the library has extended the range of its Public Wi-Fi Network signal to outside of the library building.  Outside Wi-Fi antennae have been installed covering the front of library building facing Main Street and covering the side and back parking lot areas of the building.  Connecting to the outside Wi-Fi is easy on the library grounds or while being parked in a vehicle in the library’s parking lot.  The outside Wi-Fi is available for use 24 hours per day.

Second, starting on September 24, the library will open a computer lab in the lower level DeMayo Room, which can be entered through the back portion of the library building. The lab’s hours are:  

Monday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 5 pm;

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 am – 1 pm / 2:30 pm – 7 pm. 

The computers in the lab provide access to the Internet and software applications.  Printing can be done from the computers at a cost.

Patrons wishing to use the computers need to make reservations 24 hours in advance by calling the Library at 203-468-3890 and can start doing so in advance of the September 24 opening of the lab.  Scheduled computer sessions are for 75 minutes.  Walk-in use of the lab without an advanced reservation is discouraged and handled as the lab reservation schedule of that day permits or will need to be scheduled for another day.

There are guidelines in place for using the computer lab.  Facemasks must be worn at all times, and social distancing observed.  Children under the age of 12 are not permitted.  The exception to this is for a parent to be present with a child for a homework assignment or for a constructive purpose.  The water coolers and restrooms are not available.

The computer lab will permit limited scheduling of the Public Access Wi-Fi Network.  At this time, patrons are encouraged to use the outside Public Wi-Fi network.  The library has a printer that laptops or mobile devices can use to print from.  There is a cost involved for printing copies.  Instructions need to be requested from the library on how to do this.

Third, starting September 24, curbside services will now include morning hours.  The curbside services hours are:  

Monday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 am – 8 pm.  

Patrons can now pick up curbside reserved materials in the morning, as well as scheduling to have photocopying and faxing done in the morning.

Fourth, the extension of curbside and computer lab services to Saturdays starts September 26 and will continue each Saturday until the end of the 2020 year.

Library services and the library building remain on a limited use basis because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the library is continually working to offer increased services.  It is important to note that the library has built its online services given its current limitations. The library is offering virtual programming online for all ages. Check the Library’s events calendar at https://www.hagamanlibrary.org/calendar/ for all the virtual programming the library is offering.  In addition, the library’s Website, www.hagamanlibrary.org, is a 24/7 operation.  With a library card, patrons have free access to eBooks, emagazines, audiobooks, music, streaming video, online research, and much more.

Please feel free to contact the library at 203-468-3890 for further information about its reopening services.