Service update 3/30

The Goodnow Library is closed to the public until further notice.
We know that this is an inconvenience for many of you, but we believe that this is the best way to preserve the health and safety of the public and the staff.
The library staff will be available by phone (978-443-1035) and by email ([email protected]). The library will not be staffed during this time, but staff are checking both email and voicemail regularly.
If you want to skip the recorded message and reach a particular department, here are some direct numbers you can use:
  • Circulation: 978-440-5530
  • Reference: 978-440-5520
  • Children’s: 978-440-5540
In addition, all programming and meeting room use is canceled through at least April 12. The Goodnow Library Foundation’s Books & Brews gala is postponed until October 17.The Friends of the Goodnow Library’s Book & Bake Sale is postponed to an as-yet-to-be-determined date.
Fines, Book Drops and Holds
During the closing, the library will waive your overdue fines and extend due dates. Please don’t worry about fines. The important thing is that you feel safe.
Our drive-up book drop will be closed, but the walk-up book drop next to the main door will be open, if you wish to return materials. If, however, you have been exposed to COVID-19, or are exhibiting symptoms, or if you just feel unsafe returning your library materials, please hold onto them until you are well and out of quarantine, or until the stay-at-home period has elapsed.
For information on your Minuteman account, your holds, etc, please visit the Minuteman Help Page. You will not be able to place new holds, but any holds we’ve already received will be here for you when we reopen.
How to help
Many people here in Sudbury and across the country are contributed by making homemade masks for medical personnel. The simplest masks are fabric masks, and you can find patterns and sources of materials as well as a community willing to share their experiences at Masks for Massachusetts.
Please be sure to check with the facility before bringing your donation–some local hospitals are not accepting donations of homemade masks.
Other types of masks include:
Face shields:
3-D printed masks:
How do I find help?
Our Town Social Worker, Bethany Hadveb has put together a guide to help you navigate this challenging time.
What can I use at home?
We have many resources that you can use from your computer or phone. Visit our webpage,
Children’s Programs
Our childrens librarians will continue to livestream Music Makers and storytimes as long as it is feasible. New programs will be announced on our mailing lists and on Facebook, and you can view past sessions here.

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