This has been a hard decision for us and one that we weighed very carefully. Due to the current recommendations for social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Newbury Public Library will be closed to the public on March 17th. The closure will continue until April 6th, when we will re-evaluate the situation. Please continue to check our website for updates.
In the meantime, we have WiFi available outside the building, and the password is taped on the door. It is the “NewburyLibrary-Public” network. You also have access to the State Library’s Overdrive collection, which provides access to free ebooks and audiobooks through the NH Downloadable Books.
We have two Little Free Libraries- at Newbury Harbor, and in South Newbury at the South Newbury Union Church, and there is another one put up in Blodgetts Landing by a private citizen. Please note that when you are using these resources that you should wash your hands, do not touch your face, and we recommend leaving the books out for a period of several days before using them. Please do not return items to the Little Free Libraries at this time, to ensure we are not spreading germs. See the NIH report here for more information.
We know that these are uncertain times for all of us, and we want you to know that we will still be available! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need something!
Many of you may also have questions about the outbreak, and I wanted to guide you to a few resources if you need them.
First, if you have any questions or concerns as a NH resident on COVID-19, you can now call 211 for answers.