Dear Reading Public Library Community,
In response to Governor Baker’s restrictions issued on December 22, the Reading Public Library has suspended all in-person library services until further notice.
This decision was made in light of the surge in COVID-19 cases seen in Reading and surrounding towns following the Thanksgiving holiday and continuing this month. While disappointing, we hope that this step will support our joint efforts in maintaining public health and safety for you and for our workers.
- Holds Pick Up
- Wifi outside the building
- Virtual Programming
- Book Detectives. Need a recommendation for your next read? Complete one of these simple forms to receive a customized list of books!
- Check out RPL@Home for all of our streaming and downloadable services.
- Outside Book Drop: All materials returned are quarantined for 48 hours, expect delays in your account being updated.
- There are no fines or fees for overdue material.
- You can subscribe to receive updates about the library and its opening status: http://eepurl.com/bwpOT
Looking ahead to 2021:
Working together we can help keep our community safe. We hope to reinstate study space, browsing, and PC use in early 2021, as well as planning for the return to our full services when the time is right. #MaskUpReading #StrongerTogether
The library requires 2 weeks of preparation to resume in-person services. We are currently reviewing risk levels and community needs to prioritize browsing, study space, and PC use services should we need to stagger resumption of services.
Be well, stay safe.
Director, Reading Public Library