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Phase 2 of 5: Vestibule Pickup

Library Service Updates

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 »

Cary Library to continue Phase 2, Curbside Pick-up, through the end of September

Friday, July 24, 2020
Dear Cary Library Patrons,   The Executive Committee of the Library Board of Trustees has made the difficult decision to remain at Phase 2 (Curbside Pickup) of the Library’s Restoration of Services plan. At this time we will NOT be reopening the library building to the public and will continue to provide the most comprehensive services we can virtually and through our “Cary Out” contactless pickup service.   Some of the factors contributing to the decision not to more to Phase 3: We are... Read more »

No Rush to Return Items

Monday, June 29, 2020
You might have received a notice over the weekend stating that your library materials are due by June 30th. This was a Minuteman Library Network-wide due date for all materials because of library closures. You DO NOT need to rush out in the rain to return your library materials (although, if you are done with them, you are welcome to). The Cary Library is not assessing overdue fines until the end of the summer so bring your materials back when it is convenient for you. Thanks! 

Curbside: Cary Out! to begin June 30

Friday, June 19, 2020
  Our new curbside pick-up service, "Cary Out" will begin on June 30th! Check back next week for full details.

We're Accepting Returns

Friday, June 12, 2020
Our book drops have been lonely and they're hungry! Book drops are located on the Mass. Ave. front of the building, and in the back parking lot side as well. Both are now open and we are accepting returns. Please feel free to return any checked out items (not just books) that you're finished with that can be placed in our book drops. And, please remember that we cannot accept any donations at this time.  

Phased Restoration of Services Plan

Friday, May 22, 2020
The Library has developed a phased Restoration of Services Plan with information and guidance from the following sources:  Lexington Town Manager and Public Health Department State, national, and international library associations Governor Charlie Baker’s Reopening Massachusetts Plan Approved by the Library Board of Trustees on May 6, 2020, the goal of this plan is to fully restore Library services over the coming months, while continuing to prioritize the health and well-being of... Read more »

Program and Meeting Room Updates

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
As you are aware, the library is currently closed and staff are working from home in compliance with Governor Baker’s orders for “non-essential” workers. We appreciate all of the messages we’ve received from you, letting us know that library services are essential in your lives and we look forward to serving you in person again as soon as we can.   At last night’s meeting of the Library Board of Trustees, there was a general discussion about a phased approach to resuming library services.... Read more »

Thank You for Your Continued Patience

Monday, May 11, 2020
Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate these unprecedented times. We are hard at work planning for the future when we are advised that it is safe to begin phasing back library services. We expect to have some preliminary information to share soon after the Governor's Back to Work Task Force issues guidance the week of May 18, 2020.

Pausing work on our Children’s Room Project (ChiRP!)

Thursday, May 7, 2020
On May 6, 2020 the Library Board of Trustees voted to “pause” work on our Children’s Room Project (ChiRP!) while our community focuses on the effects and after-effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  A discussion about when to resume work on the ChiRP! Project will take place at the November, 2020 meeting of the Library Trustees. The Cary Library Children’s Room Project is crucial to the library’s ability to provide innovative, inclusive, and safe programs for Lexington families. We look forward to... Read more »

Library Closing Extended to May 18

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Since Governor Baker has extended the stay-at-home advisory until May 18, the library will remain closed until that date. Any decisions about reopening the building and resuming in-person services will be made with state guidelines in mind, as well as input and guidance from town officials. For additional updates, please consider subscribing to our newsletter, watching this page, and visiting our social media outlets.    We are hosting virtual programs for adults, teens, and children. Events... Read more »

Library closed until at least May 4

Thursday, March 26, 2020
At this time Cary Library remains closed indefinitely. Per the advice of Lexington Public Health and town leadership, the library will not open until at least May 4. Please check back for updates over the next couple of weeks. Library staff are doing their best to answer your questions and provide services virtually.  We wish everyone good health. 

Library Updates

Monday, March 23, 2020
The Library will remain closed through at least April 6, 2020.  Library staff are currently working from home. Any materials you have returned through our book drops have not yet been checked in. When staff are cleared to return to work, these materials will be checked in and any fines will be waived.  Our Youth Services team is beginning to offer some live children's programs on social media this week. For a list of the week's program times, visit Cary@Home Kids. NOTE: Due to copyright... Read more »

Library to Remain Closed until April 6.

Monday, March 16, 2020
The Library will remain closed through at least April 6, 2020. In addition, we are cancelling all library programs and public meetings through the end of April 2020. We hope that library programs and public meetings will resume in early May. The Library's popular Fairy Tale Ball will be rescheduled for later this year. Library users may keep any materials they have out until the library re-opens. We will gladly waive any fines that accrue during this closure so there's no need to rush to... Read more »