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The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is now open for curbside service by appointment. Pickup is available by prearranged appointment. Library hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 11 am - 6 pm, and Friday from 9am - 4pm. Staff are available via e-mail and text and digital resources, are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

All returned materials will be placed in quarantine for a minimum of 96 hours and will remain on patron's cards during that time. If you have oversized items such as baskets or board games, they can be returned to the blue bin next to the outside book drop Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm.

Book Express is Back!!! (Search "curbside" in the library online catalog). There are No Renewals and only 2 books can be checked out to one patron at a time. Books will only wait on the hold shelf for 5 business days. Popular Teen and Children's books are now included too!


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