Essex Library News

Director’s Message – March 2021

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ELA Director Deb Smith

From The Director — Deborah Smith

It was two years ago that the library first made changes in our operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I am very pleased to share with you that this month we mark an important milestone.

After consulting with the town health department, we are making changes to our mask requirement. Effective immediately, mask use is optional for all visitors. We continue to recommend masks for the unvaccinated, especially for children under age 5 who are ineligible for a vaccine. We will continue to provide masks for all visitors and staff; staff who work directly with young children will also continue to wear a mask during those interactions. I want to thank everyone in the community for your support during the pandemic, with special thanks to the town health department.

Our programs and activities continue in-person and on Zoom. This month we have programs on everything from Celtic music to how to get started with investing. We have a beautiful exhibit of five quilts from the Essex Historical Society, on display in the Program Room. If you’re interested in quilting, please also join us on March 16 for a special talk with Pamela Weeks of the New England Quilt Museum.

From March 22nd-24th we celebrate the ‘Oscar’s’ with a series of fun movies for kids. Our Getting Ready for Kindergarten story time series is off to a great start. If you have a child looking forward to starting school in the fall, drop in to enjoy stories, songs, and fun on March 9th and 23rd with the friendly folks from Region 4.

There’s something for everyone at the library – a great new book, a relaxing DVD, or connection with neighbors and friends during a book club discussion. See you soon!


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