Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

Book drop is open. Curbside service has begun.

COVID-19 Updates & Sources

Misinformation spreads faster than illness.  Here are the most recent Nesmith Library updates. Please continue to check this page, or follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for further updates.

For a summary of the current status of our services, please visit our Phased Reopening page.

 

As of 7/6/2020: Our Curbside Borrowing hours have been extended! Pick up your items using curbside service, Monday-Thursday, 10 AM-7 PM, Friday, 10 AM-4 PM, Saturday, 10 AM-3 PM. Our first Saturday will be Saturday, July 11. 

As of 7/3/2020: Read the weekly Nesmith Library Update email newsletter (and subscribe to receive these updates in your inbox).

As of 6/26/2020: Read the weekly Nesmith Library Update email newsletter (and subscribe to receive these updates in your inbox).

As of 6/19/2020: Read the weekly Nesmith Library Update email newsletter (and subscribe to receive these updates in your inbox). Library staff are now in the building our normal weekday hours to answer the phones and help patrons: call us at (603) 432-7154, Monday-Thursday, 9 AM-8 PM and Friday, 9 AM-5 PM.

As of 6/12/2020: The Governor’s Economic Reopening Task Force announced guidelines for reopening libraries in NH. At this time, we will be continuing Curbside Borrowing only. The library building will remain closed. For our current reopening status, please visit our Phased Reopening page. Read the weekly Nesmith Library Update email newsletter (and subscribe to receive these updates in your inbox).

As of 6/5/2020: Read our Letter from the Director from Library Director Sylvie Brikiatis. Read the weekly Nesmith Library Update email newsletter (and subscribe to receive these updates in your inbox).

As of 6/1/2020: Curbside borrowing services start June 1. Library staff are in the building answering phone calls Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM. Curbside service hours are Monday-Friday, 11 AM-4 PM. Visit our Curbside Borrowing page for more details. Read the weekly Nesmith Library Update email newsletter (and subscribe to receive these updates in your inbox).

 As of 5/18/2020: The book drop has been reopened. Staff are quarantining items in the building before we check them in, so your items will remain on your account for a few days after you return them. We are not accepting book donations at this time. If the book drop is full, please hold onto your items and return them another time. We will be emptying the drop as often as possible but we thank you for your patience.

As of 4/17/2020: Read our Letter from the Director: Thank You Volunteers from Library Director Sylvie Brikiatis. This week, the director thanked our variety of volunteers in celebration of National Library Week. Read the weekly Nesmith Library Update email newsletter (and subscribe to receive these updates in your inbox).

As of 4/10/2020: Read the weekly Nesmith Library Update email newsletter (and subscribe to receive these updates in your inbox).

As of 4/3/2020: Read the weekly Nesmith Library Update email newsletter (and subscribe to receive these updates in your inbox).

As of 3/27/2020: Read the weekly Nesmith Library Update email newsletter (and subscribe to receive these updates in your inbox).

As of 3/24/2020: Read our Letter from the Director: COVID-19 and Materials from Library Director Sylvie Brikiatis. This week, the director and trustees determined the library would remain closed through May 4, 2020.

As of 3/20/2020: Read the weekly Nesmith Library Update email newsletter (and subscribe to receive these updates in your inbox).

As of 3/19/2020: The book drop is closed. Please hold on to your library items until we announce that the book drop and the library are reopening.

As of 3/18/2020: Staff are now working from home with limited access to the library building. There will no longer always be someone to answer the phone there, so for fastest response, please email us at info@nesmithlibrary.org.

As of 3/17/2020: View our Library Closure Update email newsletter.

As of 3/16/2020: Read our full Letter to the Public from Library Director Sylvie Brikiatis announcing our closure. After consultation with the town Emergency Management Committee, the Board of Selectmen, and the Nesmith Library trustees, we have decided to close the Nesmith Library to the public from March 17 until April 6, 2020 at which time we will reassess the situation. We are making this very difficult decision based on the recommendations of town, state and federal health departments. Library staff will answer questions when available through email at info@nesmithlibrary.org, and through messages sent to our Facebook page.

As of 3/13/2020: The Nesmith Library suspended all library programs and meeting room usage through March.

 

Most recent Windham and New Hampshire updates about COVID-19:

 
 
Up to date, trustworthy sources of information:

The IRS has automatically extended the due date for filing individual and some corporation taxes until July 15, 2020. Visit their press release at IRS.gov for more information.
The deadline for enforcement of Real ID license requirements has been delayed through October 1, 2021 (originally October 1, 2020), so don't worry if you haven't been able to update your driver's license or state ID yet. Here is the Dept of Homeland Security announcement and a New York Times article providing some context about Real ID and this decision. All New York Times articles concerning COVID-19 are currently free to access.
COVID-19 Resources for Job Seekers: Especially helpful are the tips and resources collected for job-seekers.

Please visit our full Health Resources page for further updates and resources about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as general health resources.

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