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Restoration of Library Services, Phase 4 of 5: Limited Use

Library Service Updates

Masks on the Lower Level

Monday, June 14, 2021
Dear Cary Library Community, Over the past two weeks I've heard from multiple parents who have urged me to continue the mask requirement for all individuals using the Children's Room. After conversations with our Youth Services staff, we have decided that for the time being masks will continue to be required for everyone (regardless of vaccine status) using the Lower Level of the library, including the Children’s Room and the Teen Space. While I realize that many adults have been looking... Read more »

Changes as of June 15.

Friday, June 4, 2021
Dear Cary Library Community, Thank you for your continued support as we work to restore library services. The following changes will take effect on Tuesday, June 15: Masks:  As of June 15, fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear masks while visiting the library. Unvaccinated individuals are still expected to wear masks while in the building. We appreciate that many folks still feel more comfortable wearing masks while in public spaces - we respect your decision to do... Read more »

Continuing Mask Requirement

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Dear Cary Library Community, The recently updated CDC and Massachusetts mask guidelines for vaccinated adults have left many patrons wondering if the library will be relaxing our mask requirement. The Cary Library will continue to require masks for all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, until June 15, 2021. This will allow time for all library staff to be fully vaccinated prior to our relaxing the mask requirement for library patrons.  We expect to announce additional service updates... Read more »

Regarding Staff Member with COVID-19

Monday, May 17, 2021
Dear Cary Library Community, This weekend we learned that a member of our staff has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual remains asymptomatic and is quarantining at home as per state guidelines. While at work last week, this staff member did not come into close contact with other staff or with members of the public. After speaking with the Office of Public Health we have determined that it is safe to continue library operations this week. This notification is being sent in the... Read more »

Cary Library to Open Tuesday, April 27

Monday, April 5, 2021
Dear Cary Library Community, I am delighted to announce that the Cary Library building will reopen for browsing beginning Tuesday, April 27, 2021. In order to help ensure the safety of our staff and of the public, services will be very limited during this time. Under this phase of our Restoration of Services Plan, the library building will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays (see schedule below). All floors will be open for safe materials browsing; masks are required and hand sanitizer will be... Read more »

Cary Out Pickup Service Will Resume 3/16

Thursday, March 11, 2021
We are happy to announce that Cary Out will resume on Tuesday, March 16.  Please visit the Cary Out webpage to schedule a new appointment.  If necessary, you can view and cancel an existing appointment by clicking the "Book appointment" link and then choosing "Manage Existing Pickup."  If you need assistance, contact us.

Cary Out Pickup Service Temporarily Suspended

Monday, March 8, 2021
A Cary Library staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working closely with the Town's Office of Public Health and believe there is no cause for concern about public exposure to COVID-19 at the library at this time. As a safety precaution for library staff and the public, the Library Trustees have decided to suspend the library's materials pickup service effective March 8, 2021. We hope to resume this service on Tuesday, March 16, but please check our website for updates. Library... Read more »

Resume Contactless Pickup Service on 2/9

Thursday, February 4, 2021
Dear Lexington Community, The Cary Library’s contactless holds pickup service will resume on Tuesday, February 9! We are delighted to announce that we’ll be resuming our Cary Out holds pickup service beginning Tuesday, February 9. Library staff will begin checking in backlogged materials over the next few days and you may begin to receive emails informing you that you have items ready for pickup.  In case you are new to our holds pickup service, here’s how it works: Request materials... Read more »

Current service model (virtual services only) until February

Friday, January 15, 2021
The library's mid-January board meeting has been cancelled. The library will remain in its current service model (virtual services only) until the Board reconvenes in February. At that time we hope to announce a date for restarting our holds pickup service. Thank you for your patience. 

Continuing current service mode (virtual services only)

Friday, January 8, 2021
The Executive Board of the Library Trustees met briefly on January 6, 2021 to discuss the status of library services. The library will remain in its current service mode (virtual services only) until the Board reconvenes mid-January. At that time we hope to announce a date for restarting our holds pickup service. Thank you for your patience.

Effective Monday, 12/14, the Cary Library will suspend all in person services

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Dear Lexington Community, Effective Monday, December 14, the Cary Library will suspend all in person services, including our “Cary Out” holds pickup service. This decision was made at an emergency meeting of the Library’s Executive Board of Trustees earlier this afternoon and is in accordance with the Town Manager’s decision to close all Town facilities (other than public safety) and have all non-essential municipal employees work remotely through January 10, 2021. Decisions regarding... Read more »

Adapting our Cary Out service for the Winter Months

Monday, November 23, 2020
Letter from the Director, Monday, November 23, 2020 Dear Cary Library Patrons, With the cold weather close at hand, we have been working to adapt our Cary Out service for the winter months. Because of increasing rates of COVID-19, we will not be advancing to Phase 3 of our Restoration of Services Plan until sometime in the New Year. Until that time, our priority is to continue to make your reserved items available to you.  Here’s what library services will look like beginning Friday,... Read more »

Remaining in Phase 2 (Curbside)

Monday, September 14, 2020
The Library will remain in Phase 2 Curbside Pickup Services through October 31, 2020 On Wednesday, September 9th, the Library Trustees’ Executive Board voted to remain in Phase 2 of the library’s Restoration of Services Plan through the end of October. This extension allows time for a comprehensive evaluation of the library’s HVAC system and for additional health and safety guidance to be received from the Board of Health. The Library’s Executive Board meets again in October and will discuss... Read more »

HVAC repairs complete, Curbside resumes 9/1

Friday, August 28, 2020
Great News! The repairs to the library's HVAC system are completed and we'll be open for curbside service beginning Tuesday, September 1. Thank you for your patience.

Curbside Suspended 8/25-8/29

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Curbside pickup and phone services will be unavailable during the week of August 25-29th due to a scheduled replacement of a major piece of the library’s heating and cooling system. Due to limited air flow and ventilation, staff will not be able to work inside the library. Library staff will be working remotely and will continue to offer virtual programming and reference services. Please use Ask a Librarian  if you have questions or need assistance with library resources during the week of... Read more »