When Will the Library Reopen?

When Will the Library Reopen?

The many questions we’ve received about the Library opening are certainly heartwarming. We’re glad to be providing a service that you’d like to see resume. The decision to open our library building will be in accordance with a review and agreement by the Perrot Memorial Library Board of Directors, compliance with guidelines and recommendations by the Greenwich Department of Health and other Town officials, the physical characteristics of our building, and in coordination with the Greenwich Library. Our resources may not allow us to immediately restore the same levels of service we once provided.

Here are some of the things that we need to address before Perrot Library can reopen to the public in a way that is safe for both visitors and staff:

  • Adequate PPE for library staff and visitors
  • Possible limits on the number of people in the building
  • Possible limits on the amount of time visitors spend here
  • Separation of people using computers or study areas
  • Redesign or suspension of events that bring in large groups
  • Redesign or adaptation of places where people interact face-to-face, such as check-out desks or reference services
  • Disinfecting of shared surfaces multiple times every day
  • Installing air purifiers that kill mold, bacteria and viruses in our HVAC systems
We are anxious to return to the high quality personal services that you cherish, but we are now challenged by the need to make radical changes that will significantly alter how we serve you. Before we are ready to open fully, we will continue to help you by phone or e-mail and will expand no-contact services such as virtual programming and curbside delivery. 
While libraries have the State’s permission to open during Stage Two of the reopening plan, we will not open until we have adjusted the environment to make it safe for all.
For a detailed list of rules and recommendations for reopening Perrot Library, please see: Connecticut Sector Rules for Reopen: Libraries
Visit our home page often for updates on our progress: www.perrotlibrary.org
-Kevin McCarthy, Library Director

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