Out of an abundance of caution based on recent guidelines from the CDC and local health officials, and with the full support of the Jesup Memorial Library’s Board of Directors, the library will be closed from Saturday, March 14 at 5 p.m. through at least Wednesday, April 1.

“We will continue to reassess the reopening of the library,” said Ruth A. Eveland, Library Director. “While it is always the goal of our library to be that place of last resort in the community, this situation is different from a blizzard and requires a different set of criteria for making decisions. This was a very hard decision for us to make but with the closing of the local schools, we believe this is the right choice to make for our patrons, staff and community.”

During this time, there will be no public services or programs. Please hold on to any of your library books that you have at home. When the library reopens they ask that you return your books then. There will be no late fees on any materials, and no fines will be collected.

At the end of this period, the Board and staff will reassess and make a decision about reopening to the public.

You can always use of services 24/7 online including the Maine Downloadable Library through CloudLibrary and access any of their databases through the Digital Maine Library. For links to these websites visit jesuplibrary.org.