James E. Nichols Memorial Library

March 23, 2020

Dear Library Patrons and Members of our Community:

Due to the serious, difficult and evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus, our Nichols Library is now closed by order of the Town Health Officer. 

The Library Board of Trustees met electronically earlier today via Zoom.com.  The Board carefully and thoughtfully discussed how our Library might continue to operate in this challenging time and provide meaningful services to our community.

Although our Library is physically closed, we hope our Patrons will take advantage of the online services our Library offers. Using our website http://centerharborlibrary.org and your library card, you can easily download eBooks, magazines, and audio by clicking on the DOWNLOADS tab or stream videos by clicking on the STREAMING tab. (Send us an email at ch_library@metrocast.net with your phone number and a time to call if you would like us to walk you through the steps).  We are also exploring other online options, for example https://www.smashwords.com/, that offer free or low cost downloadable books and materials to everyone.

Zoom.us presents us with new and creative opportunities to engage our community.  Soon, you may be able to login and chat with our Librarian, join a virtual Nichols Book Chat Cafe discussion, or hear The Author Next Door live and online.  Please watch our website or follow us on Facebook to hear more about these exciting ventures into the online world.

All due dates for books and other materials remain suspended.  Please keep borrowed materials for the time being and do not return them to the Library dropbox.

The Library Trustees will be meeting again on Monday, March 30 via Zoom.us.  You are welcome to attend.  The agenda and meeting login link will be posted later in the week on this webpage.

Please remember, you are a valued member of our Nichols Library community.  Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Stay well.
The James E Nichols Memorial Library Board of Trustees
 
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March 18, 2020

Dear Library Patrons and Members of our Community:

The Library Board of Trustees cares deeply about the health and well-being of our patrons and staff.  Given evolving guidance regarding the COVID-19 virus, we are temporarily closing our Library until further notice.

All due dates for books and other materials are suspended for the time being.  Please do not return any borrowed materials to the Library or use the dropbox at this time. 

We would like to encourage our Patrons to take advantage of the online services our Library offers.  Using our website http://centerharborlibrary.org and your library card, you can download eBooks, magazines, and audio by clicking on the DOWNLOADS tab, and you can stream videos by clicking on the STREAMING tab.  
 
The Trustees will be meeting on Monday, March 23rd to discuss operational plans going forward.  If any patrons or members of the public have questions or concerns that the we should address, or suggestions for services that would be helpful at this time, please contact us at chlibtrustee@atlanticbbn.net.
 
We thank you for being a valued member of our Nichols Library community and for your patience and understanding at this time.  As we continue to monitor the situation, we will keep you posted of any changes in our Library operations.
 
Stay well.
The James E Nichols Memorial Library Board of Trustees
 

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Dedicated in 1910, the James E. Nichols Memorial Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Nichols Memorial Library is open to residents of Center Harbor,  people from neighboring  communities and summer visitors.  The library circulates books, audios, DVDs and eBooks, offers WiFi and computer access, and provides copying, FAX and scanning services.  If you have a question for the library, send us an email or visit us at centerharborlibrary.org.

The Library Board of Trustees is the governing body of the James E. Nichols Memorial Library and the link between the library and the community.  The Trustees meet on the 4th Monday of each month at 10:00am in the Library Meeting Room.  The public is welcome to attend.

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