The library will remain closed to visitors but open for curbside pickup June 15
Due dates on our materials will be pushed back to July 1. Fines have been suspended on all accounts.
If you need to return materials, please use the bookdrop by the main entrance.
Merrill Memorial Library will resume lending held materials for curbside pickup starting June 15. MML card holders will be able to place requests for holds starting June 8. This applies to MML, MML materials, and MML card holders only; other libraries will reopen in a manner of their own choosing. Minerva/Interlibrary Loan materials will not be available at this time. Please call, email, or log in to your account to place requests for holds, and we will call you when your request has been filled to arrange a time for pickup.
Hours that pickup service will be available are
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 11am – 4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday: 11am – 6pm
Saturday June 20 & 27: 10am – 1pm (MML will be closed Saturdays in July and August)
We will continue to share our plans with you here and in our weekly email newsletter.
If you have questions, please leave us a message at 207-846-4763 or email@example.com. We will respond.
If you need help or want to help
The Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force is ready with information and resources.
Need groceries, information, resources, or a person to talk to?
Call 207-846-4763 (the library’s phone number)
Phones staffed 10am-2pm Mon-Sat.
All calls will be returned within 24 hrs.
Visit the group on Facebook.
Dial 211, text your zip code to 898-211, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe. Keep your distance. Wash your hands.
Tumble Book Library
TumbleBooks ebooks, videos, puzzles & games, grades K-6
TumbleMath math ebooks, grades K-6
TeenBookCloud ebooks, audiobooks, videos, grades 7-12
RomanceBookCloud ebooks, adults
AudioBookCloud audiobooks, all ages
Other online books
Library of Congress
SimplyE from the New York Public Library
Open Library from the Internet Archive
Digital Public Library of America
Ever thought of attending story time or book group online?
Try it with us!
Miss Mary is holding story time every Friday at 10:15am on Facebook Live. She will also read a picture book every Monday and Wednesday at 10:15am.
Miss Mary recently finished reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling and is contemplating reading book two, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Mrs. O’Connor is reading a book every week day at 4pm on Facebook Live. Currently reading: We’re Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey. She is also teaming up with her daughter Jocelyn to make short, instructional videos along the lines of the Boredom Buster videos they posted in April. Check them out on YouTube!
Readers Circle will hold a Zoom meeting Thursday, May 28, at 7pm. The book to discuss will be Beneath the Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan. Email Trudy at email@example.com for more information and an invitation to the meeting.
Dangerous Thinking Club and Dungeons & Dragons will also hold Zoom meetings.
Stay tuned for more details!
We continue to field reference questions. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Letter About Reopening
Dear Members of the Yarmouth Community,
Thank you all for engaging with us in our online programming, for reaching out during our closure, and for making us feel like a valued and essential service. We have long thought of ourselves as the living room of the community, and yet it seems we have all seen a bit too much of our own living rooms in past months. As we ready the library to begin essential services once more, we would like to thank you for your community efforts to keep us all safe, and let you know what you can look forward to in the next few weeks.
Phase one of our reopening will be to start circulating our materials by curbside delivery and home delivery. Only materials owned and available in our own library will be initially available to you. Please contact us by phone, email, or place holds within the catalog, and once we have assembled your order, we will contact you directly to arrange delivery or pick up.
Our book return is open, and we can accept returned items at any time. All returned items will be subject to a minimum 72 hour quarantine prior to handling, in order to maintain staff health and safety. Your requested materials will be pulled and prepared for you by staff wearing masks, gloves, and using best practices for sanitization.
For now, all materials outside of our own collection are unavailable, with the exception of materials which were already on our holds shelf prior to our closure in March. Interlibrary loan and the reciprocal borrowing program are paused until further notice. If we don’t own the item you are looking for, please call or email to request that we purchase it, because any holds placed within the catalog on materials we do not own will be cancelled by the system.
Your Yarmouth librarians have been hard at work behind the scenes while we have been closed, ordering new materials, conducting programming online, rewriting our procedures, planning our summer reading program, and learning how to serve you better. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your community, and thank you for your patience as we begin to reopen our collection for circulation.
Systems and Technical Services Librarian
Merrill Memorial Library