Hagaman Memorial Library Starting Second Stage of Reopening
The Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, will start the second stage of its reopening on June 15. The library building will remain closed to the public during the second stage. In the second stage, the library will reopen its outside book drop boxes for the return of library materials, offer curbside pickup of library materials, and offer curbside service for the photocopying and faxing of essential documents.
The library’s public service hours for answering telephone calls and for curbside services are the following:
- July 13 (Monday): 1:30 – 5 pm
- July 14 (Tuesday): 1:30 pm – 8 pm
- July 15 (Wednesday): 1:30 pm – 8 pm
- July 16 (Thursday): 1:30 pm – 8 pm
- July 17 (Friday): 1:30 pm – 5 pm
The reopening of the outside book drop boxes in the second stage will end the curbside return of materials offered at the back public entrance of the library building during the first stage of the library’s reopening. Library patrons now are to return all library materials to the outside book drop boxes, which are open 24 hours.
Starting in the second stage library patrons can reserve items for check out. Library patrons can place reserves for items owned by the Hagaman Memorial Library by using the online card catalog with their library accounts, or by calling the Library at 203-468-3090. Once the items are processed that patrons have requested, patrons will be notified by the library and an appointment made to pick up the materials during curbside service hours. Patrons will pick up materials in a designated area of the parking lot. Curbside pickups will be entirely contactless for the safety of patrons and library staff.
Curbside materials are checked out for 3 weeks and may be renewed online through patron online accounts, or be renewed by calling the library. Patrons renewing items can do so if no one else has requested them, and if the renewal limit has not been reached on materials. Materials are to be returned to the outside drop boxes. All returned library materials will be quarantined for 72 hours. Only after the quarantine period will materials be checked in. Thus, returned library materials will still appear on patron accounts until after the 72 hour quarantine time is up, at which time the materials will be checked in and taken off patron accounts. There will not be overdue fines charged on returned materials during June.
With the second stage of reopening, library patrons can call the library to schedule curbside service for the photocopying or faxing of essential documents. The cost of photocopying will be $.25 for black and white copies, and $.50 for color copies. The cost of faxing is $1.50 for the first page and $1 per page after the first page.
While the library is working through stages of reopening, its Website (www.hagamanlibrary.org) has a variety of resources with eBooks, eAudiobooks, and other digital resources such as periodicals and research databases. In addition, library staff is providing additional online services including virtual programming for all ages and the library’s Website is to be checked for virtual programming.
Please call the library at 203-468-3890, or check the library’s Website, www.hagamanlibrary.org, for updates on the library’s reopening.