Library Appointments

A limited number of 30 minute in-person appointments, Walk-In hours (no appointments needed) and Library Take Out will be available each week.

Please call 523-9650 or email circulationdesk@canaanlibrary.org to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Reopening the Canaan Town Library

Phase 3: Limited building access, hours, and services (to begin July 10)

  • Library Take Out will be offered every day the library is open.
  • Limited access for browsing, checking out materials, copy and fax services, and computer use.
  • Access by appointment will be limited to 1 household at a time (limit of 8 bodies) with 30 minute appointments. 
    • Wednesday 6-8, Friday 9-noon
  • Walk-In Hours will be limited to 15 bodies in the library at a time with suggested 30 minute visits.
    • Monday 3-8 pm, Tuesday 1-8 pm, Wednesday 1-5 pm, Thursday 1-5 pm, Saturday 9-1 pm.
    • During Walk-Ins if the building is at capacity when you arrive, you will be asked to wait outside the library for availability.  Library staff will let you know when space is available and you may enter.
  • Masks will be required to enter the building (ages 3 and up) and social distancing rules must be observed. 
  • Patrons will be required to sanitize hands upon entering the building.
  • Disposable masks, and hand sanitizer will be made available at no cost.
  • Meeting Room is not available for public use.
  • We are accepting book sale donations that fit in the library book drop. Please donate a few items at a time.
  • IF YOU FEEL SICK please use library services safely from home!
  • Safety Measures in place for Phase 3:
    • Staff will wear masks
    • Patrons (ages 3 and up) will be required to wear masks (disposable masks available) and sanitize hands (with provided sanitizer) upon entering building
    • Social Distancing of 6 ft between patrons and staff will be required
    • The circulation desk will have a plexiglass sneeze guard
    • Surfaces will be sanitized and cleaned according to CDC guidelines

Documents used to create this plan

A Phased Reopening Plan for Libraries as COVID 19 Restrictions Are Lifted:

https://medium.com/@john.alan.thill/a-phased-reopening-plan-for-libraries-as-covid-19-restrictions-are-lifted-2d96885c0c1d

Letter to Converse Free Library, Lyme NH patrons:

Our Phased Reopening Plan: A Letter to Our Patrons and Friends

Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html#feasibility-adaptations

Coronavirus Face Masks:Types & When To Use: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-face-masks-what-you-need-to-know

The Governor’s Safer at Home plan for libraries: https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/

REALM Project (Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums)

https://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/COVID-19-research-project.html

Oscar Foss Memorial Library Reopening Plan:

Oscar Foss Memorial Library covid-19 phased reopening plan

Jaffrey Public Library, Jaffrey New Hampshire:

Jaffrey Public Library Newsletter

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html