May 27, 2020

Seekonk Library Planning to Reopen

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The Seekonk Public Library, which has been closed for the last month and a half due to the coronavirus pandemic, may soon be reopening its doors to patrons.

“A great deal remains unknown about the spread of the virus and this uncertainty has made our planning difficult,” said Library Director Peter Fuller. “Restoring full services will be a complex process that must be implemented in several phases. We are working closely with the Town Administrator and other town officials, and coordinating our planning with the SAILS network and the Massachusetts Library Network. The safety of the library’s patrons, our community and our staff is paramount, so we are proceeding cautiously.”

The Seekonk Meadows is still open and being used by the public.  The library has postponed all programs that were scheduled to be held there. People continue to walk through the Meadows for exercise.

Fuller said that although the library staff has been working from home,  some staff members and other town employees are in the building for brief periods to perform necessary maintenance functions, for example, restarting the computer network and telephone system.

The library continues to provide library users a wide-range of materials and services online. 

“The staff has been working diligently to maintain a steady supply of our free, online resources, and to engage electronically with the public,” Fuller added.

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