ATTLEBORO — The Attleboro Public Library remains closed to the public but continues to offer many services, including curbside pickup and youth and adult summer reading programs.
The library’s 24-hour book drop is now open to accept returns of all items, and the due date for all outstanding library items has been extended to July 9.
Curbside pickup is for requested materials only in the library, and a variety of day and evening touchless pickup times are available.
Library staff can create “book bundles” for readers of all ages.
If you would like a stack of books or DVDs chosen just for you, contact the Children’s Room for items for those up to eighth grade, or the Reference Desk for teen and adult materials. Readers can also submit their preferences online by visiting the attleborolibrary.org and clicking on “Readers Advisory” under the “Services” tab.
Visit attleborolibrary.org to view the “Curbside FAQ” page for more information and a video tutorial on how to place holds online.
“While we may not be able to meet in large groups, we will still offer free weekly programs and events for all ages,” the library says.
A Virtual Summer Reading Program will feature stories, raffles, crafts, trivia, prizes, and virtual programs.
Participants can go online to register for programs, participate in activities, and log their reading.
To sign up for the Summer Reading Program, visit attleborolibrary.org, starting June 19 and hover over the “Summer Reading” tab.
The Youth Summer Reading Program is for ages 3 to 17, and the Adult Summer Reading Program is for ages 18-plus.
The summer reading program will include participation in the statewide Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker and Bruins Mascot Blades challenge for local readers to read a total of 1,000 books. There will be a drawing for Bruins prizes.
The Statewide Summer Library program is made possible with support from the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Library System and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Staff are working in the library and can be reached Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Call the front desk at 508-222-0157, children’s room at 508-222-7820, or email circulation department at email@example.com, reference department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or children’s room at email@example.com