Letter from the Library Director

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May 20, 2020

Dear Belmont Library Patrons,

Thank you so much for your support of the Belmont Public Library during this time. We have enjoyed connecting with many of you virtually over the past two months. We are looking forward to getting library materials back into your hands soon!

We are finalizing a phased reopening plan for the Library based on the guidelines from the Reopening Advisory Board created by Gov. Charlie Baker, as well as recommendations from the Town’s Health Department and State Library organizations. Our goal is to fully restore Library services over the next several months, while continuing to prioritize the health and well-being of patrons and staff. 

We hope to see staff return to the Library in early June and will be working on preparing the building, collections, and technology for reopening safely. We plan to begin offering contact-free holds pickup to you in mid-June. More information, including the specific date that this service will start, will be announced soon.

We’d prefer that you keep your library materials at home still, but will be willing to receive them in our outside book drops if it would be inconvenient for you to continue to hold them for us. Due dates for items currently checked out are extended until June 30 so there is no rush to bring your returns back. The Friends of the Belmont Public Library are unable to accept book donations at this time, and we appreciate your patience.

To keep our community connected and informed, we’re sending out regular email newsletters with the latest news. Sign up for updates or read previous newsletters at belmontpubliclibrary.net/services/news/. Please contact me at [email protected] with any questions or comments. Stay well!


Peter J. Struzziero
Belmont Public Library Director