Goodnow Library Announces Expanded Hours, Services Starting June 1

SUDBURY – Goodnow Library is pleased to announce that it will return to regular in-person summer hours and expand its service offerings early next month.

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, the Library will allow access to the second-floor computers and work space that had been closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new library hours will be Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Library Board of Trustees expanded hours and services based on several factors:
• The state eased COVID-19-related restrictions on May 10.
• The state has increased indoor gathering limits to 200, effective May 29.
• Increasing numbers of fully vaccinated patrons.
• Wider availability of vaccine for those ages 12 and older.

The Library reopened to the public for limited in-person use on Tuesday, April 6. Effective June 1, the Library will limit the number of patrons in the building to 100, an increase from the current 25. Patrons will be asked to visit for no more than 90 minutes, an increase from the current 15 minutes.

Patrons are required to wear masks inside the Library, and maintain a social distance of 6 feet.

The plan was developed in coordination with Sudbury town officials, the Sudbury Re-Opening Task Force, Library staff and other Minuteman Library Network members.

“Patrons have been overwhelmingly positive about the Library reopening, and are excited about expanding hours and services,” Library Director Esmé Green said. “We will continue to follow the data, listen to the experts, and expand operations as soon as it is feasible.”

Programs will not be held in the Library for the time being. Patrons may not use meeting or study rooms, access the Local History collection or use toys or computers in the Children’s Department.

Patrons with questions may email the Library at [email protected], or by calling the Library at 978-440-5530.

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