March 31, 2020

FAQ on Library Services- programs, reference, and more.

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The Library has moved to 1 Jaffrey Road in the Monadnock Plaza. We are in Unit 2 next to the Pearl Restaurant. We are not yet open to the public. A phased reopening plan will be announced on Tuesday May 26th. Please check back.

Please see the bottom of this post for Library Project updates.

Ask a Librarian– We are available!

We are answering the phones M-F from 10am-4pm. Call 924.8040. We are answering emails too at Library @ PeterboroughNH.gov. Whatever it is, we can help point you in the right direction.

Library Cards

We are able to sign people up by phone or email. Simply contact us with your Peterborough address and we will give you the card number and instructions on how to get started with the eLibrary.

If you are a nonresident and would like a Peterborough library card, please mail the application fee of $68 to the library. We will contact you with your library card information when it is received.

Books, DVDs, and Audiobooks

Please check out the eLibrary to see the full suite of resources available. We offer Libby, Hoopla, RB Digital, Lynda.com, Transparent Language, and more. If you need help with any of the steps to use the eLibrary, please ask! We can help you by phone or send you screenshots or help videos. Let’s figure it out together.

We will begin curbside delivery of items on June 15th. Visit this post for full information.

Returns and Renewals

Starting June 1st you will be able to return items Monday-Friday 10am-2pm.

Full information on returns is here.

Please help us keep our staff safe by adhering to these instructions. All items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are cleaned and checked in. Please don’t be worried if the items remain on your account during the time we need to safely process these returns. PTL is fine free!

We will be calling all patrons who do not have an email on file.

Storytime and Kids Resources

We are doing online storytime! Email LBearce @ PeterboroughNH.gov to be added to her list. We will publish the online storytime on our social media and event page on our website.

We do have eBooks for kids! Both Libby/Overdrive and Hoopla offer kids items. Check them out in the eLibrary. Tumble books is also available with awesome eBooks and audio for youth, find out more here.

Teens and Tweens

Aimee has set up a virtual hang-out for teens and a monthly book club. Email ALarue @ PeterboroughNH.gov to be added to her newsletter list. You can view the latest teen newsletter here.

Career Help and Employment

Yes we can help you! Email Library @ PeterboroughNH.gov and we will work with you on whatever you need help with— resumes, cover letters, career coaching, unemployment, and other assistance.

WiFi

Yes we have wifi in the parking lot at 1 Jaffrey Road in the Monadnock Plaza. Please park in the lined spaces in front of Unit #2. The network and password are posted on the windows.

Printing

We are still offering print-on-demand services. If you need a document printed, email us (Library @ PeterboroughNH.gov) and we will print it for you. Staff are here intermittently so we will let you know when it might be available.

Connect with PEOPLE and interesting Programs!

We have a TON of virtual programs. Please check our event page for an up to date list. They include:

Drop-in Tech Help, Tech Classes, storytime, Teen hangouts, book clubs, a book binder workshop (!!), and more!

Library Project Information

The library project is breaking ground on June 1st. THANK you to all our supporters, generous donors, and the residents of Peterborough!

We will be celebrating with a virtual groundbreaking!

Here is how you may participate!

What to expect in near future:

  • We will continue to offer virtual programs and all other service as stated above.
  • We will be following a phased reopening plan. June 1st we begin accepting returned items and June 15th we will begin curbside delivery.

How long will you be located in the temporary location?

  • Construction of the new library is scheduled for completion in August 2021. To view the 3D walk-through of all we have to look forward to, please go here.
Author: Corinne Chronopoulos
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