JACKSON — Lichen Rancourt, library director of the Jackson Public Library, announced on Wednesday that "with some alterations for safety purposes, we are pleased to resume materials picks beginning this week."

Conway Public Library and North Conway Public Library also resumed curbside and lobby service to patrons this week after halting them the previous week.

Rancourt said pickup of materials at the Jackson library will be available only two days a week, with limited hours: Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

"Because staff are only in the building on those two days and for your safety, items will be pulled on one day for pickup the following day," Rancourt said.

"This means that if you place a hold today, Wednesday, we will wrap it up for you on Saturday, and you can pick it up on Tuesday, so planning ahead will be worthwhile."

Rancourt reminded patrons that all book courier services have been canceled, so transfers and interlibrary loans are not currently available.

"If you want something we don’t have in our collection, please email us (at jacksonlibrary.org/about-us/contact-us/) with the title, author and what formats you will accept (eBook, downloadable audio, Kindle, paperback or hardcover, anything else).

"I’m updating our Guide to Services almost daily. My kids' teachers are giving them some extraordinary free stuff that we are adding to the Guide," Rancourt said.

She said for anyone who might be interested in why she made the decision to restart pickups "and the kind of research I did, you are welcome to review the document I created to keep track as well as the strict procedures the staff will follow in order to ensure their safety and yours."

To see the document, go to tinyurl.com/jaxdocument.

To contact the Jackson Public Library, email Lichen Rancourt at


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