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Palermo Community Library institutes curbside pickup service

Jun 23, 2020
Courtesy of: Andy Pottle Waiting for curbside pickup at Palermo Community Library.

Palermo — As a first step toward reopening the Palermo Community Library, the library is now offering curbside pickup service, following the guidelines of the Maine State Library and Maine CDC.

Staff will wear masks and gloves while preparing your bags for check-out. Patrons and staff are expected to respect social distancing recommendations.

Procedure for pickup (see detailed description under "policies" on website):

1. Visit the library website at to search the library’s catalog for the books, DVDs, and other materials you’d like to check out.

2. Email your request to by Wednesday for a Saturday pickup.

3. Come to the library between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday to pick up the items you are checking out. When you arrive, call 993-6088 and we’ll bring out your bag of books and place it on the front stoop for you to pick up.

4. Return library items to outdoor book drop when you are finished. All returned library materials will be quarantined for 72 hours and then sanitized.

In the meantime, library trustees are working to prepare for the next phase of reopening by installing Plexiglas hygiene barriers, providing a deep thorough cleaning of the library’s interior, and writing policies that will protect the health and safety of staff and patrons.

Palermo Community Library is located at 2789 Route 3.

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