BANGOR — Effective 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, the Bangor Public Library is closed to the public. We plan to reopen on Monday, March 30 and we will post any change to those plans on our website, our social media accounts and on the atrium entrance to the library. We will use this time to thoroughly clean and disinfect shared surfaces such as service desks, cafe seating, restrooms and meeting space.
We don’t take this action lightly, but with the Bangor School Department having canceled classes for two weeks, the library does not want to create an environment in which large numbers of children are present in the library, potentially contracting or transmitting the coronavirus.
No fines or bills will be charged to patrons. If you receive a fine or bill from another library for an item you borrowed with your Bangor Public Library card, please let us know. Of course, you are welcome to return books to the library book drop any hour of the day or night.
The library has a statewide role as an area reference and resource collection. The Bangor Public Library will continue some behind-the-scenes operations, supporting libraries that depend upon our services, since we can continue to do this without risk to public health. The library will continue posting updates to our website, to Facebook and Twitter and to our phone system. We will actively update our coronavirus page with information from the Centers for Disease Control, Maine CDC and Bangor Public Health.
If you receive specific services from the library and have questions about the status of those services, please contact the library and staff will respond to your questions as soon as possible. Contact us via phone at 207-947-8336 or email@example.com.