Emergency closure effective 3/13/20

The Town has decided to take the step of closing facilities including Arlington’s Libraries, effective Friday, 3/13. The earliest the libraries will reopen is Saturday, March 28. Please check arlingtonma.gov for details and further updates.

Please hold all library materials until we reopen even if they’re due (it’s ok, really!); our book drops will be locked during this time as we won’t have personnel to empty them.

I know this closure will be a hardship on some of our most vulnerable patrons. Per the Town’s latest press release: “The Town of Arlington is coordinating efforts to provide support to the vulnerable populations in town, including school-age children on free and reduced lunches, seniors needing food and medical support as well as transportation to medical appointments.”

Arlington has also activated its Emergency Operations Center, ensuring interoperability and seamless logistics and delivery of vital town services with representatives from multiple town agencies and departments in constant communication.

Thank you and take care,

Andrea Nicolay

Director of Libraries

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