Dear Library Patrons and Members of the New Providence Community,
Your library continues to work hard for you through these uncertain times. The New Providence Memorial Library (NPML) offers virtual browsing, contactless pickup and a variety of online resources, including downloadable eBooks, music, movies and audiobooks. Throughout our closure, NPML has also kept you informed and engaged through its website, Facebook page and all the exciting virtual programming.
As many of you are asking when the building will reopen to the public, the Board of Trustees wants to assure you that our goal is to reopen as quickly and safely as possible. The well-being of our patrons and our staff is paramount, which is why the Board approved a comprehensive re-opening plan. More information on reopening and the full Plan can be found at https://www.newprovidencelibrary.org/about/npml-reopen-plan.
NPML moved into Phase 3 on September 28th, which includes limited computer access for patrons. We plan to move into Phase 4 and open the building to patrons by mid-November on a limited basis to once again access selected Library collections in person! We will keep you informed of our progress as we get closer.
Although NPML is not fully open to the public at this time, The Library Director and Staff are working hard to prepare when we reopen. The Library building is in compliance with CDC COVID-19 guidelines and several areas of the Library have received a much needed update. The Conti Room is undergoing renovation, a laptop bar was installed, new chairs were donated by the Lions Club and the floor plan of the library has been reconfigured to allow for safe and socially distanced browsing once the Library is open to the Public.
So much has changed, but the mission of NPML remains to be the community’s center of knowledge and to serve as the catalyst to promote and encourage lifelong learning. We look forward to welcoming you back in to the Library building and in the meantime, please continue to take advantage of the many virtual contactless resources the Library has to offer.
Wishing you and your families health and happiness.
The NPML Board of Trustees