Service Update, 6/29

The Goodnow Library is closed to the public until further notice.
We know that this is an inconvenience for many, but we believe that this is the best way to preserve the health and safety of the public and the staff.
Our main book drop—the one in the wall to the left of the doors—is open and we encourage patrons to return any materials that they are finished using.
We have two pick-up activities this week!
To Pick Up Library Materials:
  • Place your holds in the Minuteman Catalog.
  • When you receive the email telling you your item is ready for pickup, or see on your account, you can book your pick-up timeslot. You can also call 978-440-5530 to book.
  • Please park in the main parking lot, use the ramp and follow all directional signs.
  • Time slots are 1 hour long, which means if you choose 10 am, you can come anytime between 10 and 11 to pick up your items. We will be putting out up to 10 labeled bags each hour, so please make sure you pick up the correct bag!
  • If you miss your time slot, please call us at 978-440-4430 to reschedule.
  • At the end of the hour, we will bring in any remaining bags and put out the next hour’s bags.
  • We do not know when delivery between libraries will resume. Please feel free to place holds in the Minuteman system, but only Sudbury holds will be filled at this time. If there is something you need that’s only available at another library and you are willing to drive there, please contact that library. They may be able to accommodate you.
To Pick Up Children’s Imagine Your Story Activity Kit:
  • Book your pick-up timeslot for an Activity Kit HEREAll slots are booked for the week of 6/29. Email us at [email protected] to schedule a contactless pickup time for these materials.
  • Please pull into the circular drive at the front of the library. The packs will be on a table in front of the historic front door.
  • Time slots are 1 hour long, which means if you choose 10 am, you can come anytime between 10 and 11 to pick up your items. We will be putting out up to 25 labeled packs each hour, so please make sure you pick up the correct bag!
  • If you miss your time slot, please call us at 978-440-5540 to reschedule.
  • At the end of the hour, we will bring in any remaining bags and put out the next hour’s bags.
To Pick Up Both:
  • Please also note that Holds Pick-up and Children’s Summer Reading Activity Kit Pick-up are separate functions with separate calendars and separate pick-up locations.
  • Holds Pick up is near the main library doors; Children’s Summer Reading Companion Pack Pick-up is at the historic front door.
  • If you make appointments in both calendars for the same timeslot, you can easily pick both items in one trip. We cannot, however, add the activity kit to your books or vice versa.
More updates for the month of June:
  • Thanks to your great generosity, we now have a huge supply of paper bags and no longer need more. Thank you!
  • Our main book drop–the one in the wall next to the main doors–is open and we encourage patrons to return any materials that you are finished using.
  • We cannot accommodate any book donations at this time.
  • We will continue to provide all of the great virtual programming for children, teens, and adults.
Your patience is appreciated and we look forward to restoring services as quickly as we can. For the latest service updates, please check our website or subscribe to one of our mailing lists.
The library staff will be available by phone (978-443-1035) or email ([email protected]).
The library will be staffed Monday-Thursday, 9 am-5 pm, and will try to answer all phone calls during those hours. If we we miss your call, please leave a voicemail and we will respond as soon as possible. We are also monitoring voicemails when the library is not staffed.
If you want to skip the recorded message and reach a particular department, here are some direct numbers you can use:
  • Circulation, including holds pick-up: 978-440-5530
  • Reference: 978-440-5520
  • Children’s, including summer reading: 978-440-5540

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