From the Director

Virtual Service during the Covid-19 Pandemic

While our building is closed in response to Governor Lamont’s plea for all residents to stay at home in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19, we want you to know that we are actively and creatively working behind the scenes to fulfill our mission to provide essential access to information, resources and unique shared experiences to help ensure Branford is an educated and enriched community.

You may continue to contact us by phone and email.  We are here to register you for a new library card so that you can take advantage of our free digital resources. We have extended all expiring library cards until June 1st and no books are due back to the library until we reopen.

Our reference staff are available at extension 318 to help with all your questions, and will soon begin to take phone appointments for tech help.  Miss Sarah is planning a social distancing challenge for our teens & adults with an email to go out Friday.  Our social media team is increasing posts to highlight digital resources.

We’re also very pleased to let you know about our very first digital storytime
with Miss Carly and Miss Mary – Saturday Stories Live!

On the digital front, we are purchasing additional copies of Overdrive ebooks for which Blackstone patrons will have priority, and increasing the monthly limit for HOOPLA  and Kanopy – resources sponsored by our Friends of the Library.  We continue to order and catalog new books so that our collection will be current when we reopen.

We miss you and hope that we’ll be back soon.  In the meantime, we hope that you and yours stay healthy and safe.

     — Karen Jensen, Library Director

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