ESTELLE SAASTAMOINEN MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY
GLENNIS JAMES CHILDREN'S CORNER
207-354-8860 39 CROSS ROAD CUSHING MAINE
For children, ages 1-12
Begins July 6 at 9:30 a.m.
The Cushing Public Library is happy to announce that we will be doing our Story Time Summer Program via Zoom on Monday mornings starting July 6
at 9:30 a.m. It will run for 8 consecutive weeks. To register please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org we will send you the Zoom meeting login and password.
This is how Story Time will work—
Our children’s librarian, Miss Debby along with her assistant Greta,
will read a story, and then participants will be asked to read a book
or a section of a book to the group. This is optional but those who
read a grade level appropriate book get to participate in the prize program!
ZoomReading Prize Program
Read 5books via Zoom for a
Dorman’s small ice cream gift certificate!
Read 10library books via Zoom to earn a Cushing hat!
If we have a good response to Story Time we will add a Zoom Arts & Crafts program on Wednesday mornings. The craft materials will be provided by the library and after signing up, can be picked up curbside on Monday mornings.
The Children’s Program Volunteers hope that you visit the library when it reopens later this summer and take advantage of all we have to offer! Visit our website
The Cushing Public Library is pleased to announce the re-opening of its doors to the public on Wednesday, July 1.
The schedule beginning July 1stwill be Mondays, 10A - noon; Wednesdays, 10A -2P; and Fridays, 10A – noon. Saturday hours will resume at a later date.
In accordance with Maine CDC and Maine State Library guidelines, the library has set new policies to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, and to allow the library to remain open. Masks and social distancing are required, and only 5 people, including volunteers, are allowed in the building at one time. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Whenever possible, only one family member at a time is permitted. Time in the library is limited to 30 minutes.
Returns should be placed in the book depository outside, even if patrons are coming in to use the library. Items handled while browsing will be cleaned and quarantined before re-shelving. Patrons will be asked to sign in on entry for contact tracing purposes. Hand sanitizer should be used before handling library materials. Only one computer will be available for public use. Volunteers will clean and sanitize high-touch surfaces throughout the day.
Curbside services will continue to be available as follows: Mondays, 10A – noon and Wednesdays, 10A – noon.
We appreciate your patience and understanding, and look forward to welcoming you back to the Library! For more information on the new policies or curbside service, please contact Wendy Roberts at (207) 354-2341, or at email@example.com.
How it will work:
Cushing Public Library patrons can place orders for pick-up of items owned by the library. We will not have access to items owned by other libraries right now.
How to order a book:
1. View the books available on our online catalog on the website at https://cushing.lib.me.us
2. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Wendy @: 354-2341 between 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. with the details of the items you would like to check out, your name and phone number.
For Monday pick-up, order your books no later than
5 P.M. Saturday.
For Wednesday pick-up, order your books no later than
5 P.M. Monday.
Please call the library at 354-8860 when you arrive in the parking lot and we will meet you at the door to pass over your materials.
Curbside pick-up will be available
Monday & Wednesday
10 A.M. - 12 P.M.
While the library remains closed for now, we are happy to offer this service to our patrons.
We anticipate our next phase which will be a soft opening in early July. Check our website for information.
Presently, the Cushing Library is closed to the public. The library does not have a date for re-opening to the public at this time, but we are working to develop safety protocols and procedures that are in compliance with the Governor’s staged re-reopening plan. We are also following guidelines issued by the Maine CDC and the Maine State Library.
The library will re-open in phases, and we will provide future information by posting on our website, Facebook page and The Cushing Post. The timing of each phase will be based upon the current conditions and best practices, to keep the community and our volunteer staff as safe as possible. Also, please keep in mind - our library is staffed by volunteers only. Please bear with us if it takes a little longer to take the necessary precautions for a safe re- opening.
This phase involves getting books and materials returned. The library is will accept book returns soon. Returned materials will be cleaned and quarantined in compliance with Maine CDC and Maine State Library guidelines. We are also cleaning and sanitizing the library. Please remember, at this time, we are unable to accept any donated books.
During this time, please don’t forget – Wifi services can be accessed in our parking lot. The network name and Wifi password is posted on the door of the library.
We know you are looking forward to borrowing books and other materials, and our volunteers are working on the logistics for safe, no-contact curbside pick-up. An announcement will be posted as to when the curbside pickup will begin
In Phase 3, we hope to expand our services to include a soft re-opening. This will involve reduced hours and time spent in the library, and a limit on the number of patrons allowed in the library at one time. This number is determined by our square footage and is based on current Maine CDC and Maine State Library guidelines. We are working to develop new procedures and will follow all recommended safety protocols.
We know you are looking forward, as we are, to the day that we can welcome you back to the library safely. Contact Wendy Roberts @ 354-2341 or email:
email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Be safe and stay well!
While still closed to the public, the Cushing Library is accepting book returns, effective Monday, June 1st. This is Phase 1 of our re-opening plan. If you have books or other materials to return, please deposit them in the book depository outside, located to the right of the library entrance. Returned materials will be cleaned and quarantined in compliance with Maine CDC and Maine State Library guidelines. At this time, we are unable to accept any donated books.
The next stage of the re-opening plan, Phase 2, is coming very soon. We will offer
is curbside pick-up. Our volunteer staff are working out the logistics for a safe, non-contact method to provide this service.
We will provide future information by posting on our website, Facebook page and The Cushing Post. Contact Wendy Roberts @ firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have. We thank you for your patience, and look forward to the day we can welcome you back in the library building safely.
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