A Message from the Director

Dear Members of the Danvers Community,

Ten weeks ago, the Library closed its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful for your continued support and patience while we’ve prioritized the health and safety of patrons and staff, and we are equally grateful for your eagerness to resume in-person services — we’re eager for that, too.

We are working carefully on our reopening plans, but please be aware that this is a multi-phase process that will span weeks, if not months. Our beginning phases focus on providing Danvers residents with access to our collections while minimizing person-to-person contact. This includes accepting and quarantining returned materials, making some changes inside the library building to accommodate social distancing guidelines, and instituting curbside pickup. Subsequent phases focus on providing more in-person services, allowing more physical access to our collections and our building, and gradually increasing hours of operation until the Library is back to full capacity and full service.

We look forward to resuming normal operations, but we must act cautiously and responsibly, prioritizing the health and safety of our entire community. We are still in a state of emergency, and, as the Baker-Polito Administration notes in its Reopening Massachusetts report, “Until a treatment or vaccine for COVID-19 is available, life will not return to normal.”

Until we are able to safely reopen, we encourage you to monitor danverslibrary.org for updates, to explore our always-available eLibrary, and to contact us for tech support, research assistance, and for reading, listening, and viewing suggestions. You can reach the Library by emailing danversref@noblenet.org, calling 978-774-0554, or visiting us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. If you would like to reach me directly, please email me at lent@noblenet.org.

Thank you for your continued patience. We look forward to seeing you again as soon as possible.


Alex Lent
Library Director