Information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated April 2: The library is closed until further notice. The book drop is closed – do not return any materials. There will be no fees or penalties of any kind.

Please check the Town of Reading website for updates to COVID 19.

For specific needs in Reading:

Human/Elder Service concerns:
If you are willing to help:
General questions:

Telephone: 781-942-6680 (menu of options, please leave your name & number)
#1 – if you need non-urgent help
#2 – if you are willing to volunteer to help
#3 – if you have a general non-urgent question
#4 – to subscribe to Code Red alert system

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is updating its website on a regular basis and for questions regarding COVID-19, Massachusetts 211 is also a valuable resource.

The Reading Coalition for Prevention and Support has created a document to support people who are facing hardships during this outbreak. They will be updating it on a regular basis so check their website for more details. Understanding Disabilities shared out this information for those with chronic health issues or disabilities.

This is a stressful time, please make sure to care for yourself and your family both physically and mentally. The Reading Public Schools provided this list of mental health resources. The National Alliance on Mental Illness created a handout that is useful to those feeling isolated, have anxiety or are caregivers for those with mental illness.

Are you a health professional and would like to help? Sign up at MA responds. Do you have medical equipment such as gloves, masks or protective suits? Donate them.

The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing have created a communication tool that can be used by medical professionals to help communicate with anyone who is Dead or Hard of Hearing.

Stay safe and remember, and you can always access our online resources from home.