As the North Conway Library nears the completion of their $3.9 million expansion and renovation project a soft reopening is planned for Tuesday, December 8th from 10am to 2pm and Library Director Andrea Masters joined Roy Prescott on the Morning Show today to tell us all about it. Listen below and get all the info!
The library will resume in-person operations with reduced hours and a limited number of visitors allowed at one time with a maximum of 30 minutes per visit.
Hours will be Tuesdays 10am-2pm, Thursdays 10am-2pm, and Fridays 12pm-4pm. Days and hours are subject to change. A detailed reopening plan can be found online under services.
Curbside service will continue throughout the winter. The pick-up location has moved to the rear of the building next to the main entrance door. Appointments for elderly and medically vulnerable patrons will be offered by request.
The library is equipped with a state-of-the-art ventilation equipment and air can be completely filtered and “renewed” every 12 minutes throughout the building. HEPA-filters are in place and will be changed regularly.
Strict protocol is in place for the safety of staff and patrons that includes mandatory face masks for patrons age 2+, social distancing, acrylic screens at circulation desk, surfaces cleaned every two hours, and a 72-hour quarantine of returned library materials.
The North Conway Public Library is a privately funded, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and receives no regular funds from the Town, the State, or the federal government.
The library’s capital campaign is ongoing, with $400k left to raise for the funding of the interior Infrastructure, furniture, technology, equipment, and books. Donations are accepted online or by mailing to PO Box 409, North Conway, NH 03860. For more information, visit NorthConwayLibrary.com.