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Library Announces Phase Two Reopening Schedule

Keene Public Library will reopen its doors to the public for limited hours starting Monday, July 6, 2020.

Based on health and safety guidelines, up to 60 people at a time will be welcomed to research, browse collections, and make one-hour appointments for computers.

Hours will be limited to two-hour increments so that staff can sanitize public areas regularly.

Visitors over the age of five must wear a face mask beyond the designated area of the Library Foyer.

All programs, including the summer reading program, will continue online and through kits available for pickup. Patrons may continue to download books, stream videos, and participate in programs online. Curbside pickup of materials will still be available. Meeting rooms are not available.

The checkout period for all items has been adjusted to four weeks, which includes a quarantine period of four days. For this reason, materials will remain checked out to you for a few days after they are returned.

Please see our FAQ page for further details.

Library hours during phase two reopening will be:

Monday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Tuesday, 10 a.m-12 p.m., 2 p.m.-4 p.m,, and 5 p.m -7 p.m.

Wednesday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Thursday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 2 p.m.-4 p.m, and 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Curbside service will continue but will have reduced hours. Curbside service will be available:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday:  12 p.m.- 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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