The Board of Trustees of the John Jermain Memorial Library will hold is Regular Monthly Meeting on July 17th at 6:00 pm in the Gloria Primm Brown Friends of the Library Community Room. Click here for more information or to view the meeting virtually.

We Love our New (Temporary) Home

It’s bright and cheery. It’s clean and feels new. It has (limited) water views. It’s air conditioned. It’s in the center of town, near two very busy business: the post office and 7-11. What’s not to like? Our new home at 34 West Water Street (across from and a bit west of the post office) fits us to a tee.

Temporary Library interior
Entryway with seating area (WiFi accessible). Periodical collection on left wall.

Given the compromises we’ve made to fit into a smaller space, almost everything here is better than expected. We’ve been pleasantly surprised at how well we fit. And, because it’s fun to be in a new location, everyone – staff and patrons alike – seems to be in a perpetual good mood when they’re here.

Temporary Library Interior
The Main circulation desk at the temporary library. Door to the seminar room is at rear.

Our official sign is not up yet, so some folks have had some difficulty finding us. And, since our phone number has not been moved from our original home at 201 Main St. (see previous blog post for more on this), calling us is a definite problem (temporary number: 631-725-0758). But library users are still coming in in large numbers and using all our services…doing everything from checking out books to making photo copies to surfing the internet on our public computers, or via our free WiFi connection.

Temporary Library Interior
Children's collection, reading and quiet play area and game computers.

The photos will give those of you who haven’t stopped by yet a feel of what our new digs are like. But the best way to enjoy this lovely space is to stop by for an in person visit. What are you waiting for?

Temporary Library Interior
An area near the adult stacks with seating, the online catalog and public photocopier.
Temporary Library interior.
Several tables and chairs, aa well as a couple of comfy armchairs are available in a bright sunny part of the library for quiet reading and laptop use.

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