Griffin Free Public Library – Auburn, NH

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Library Services Update

Hello Auburn!

The Trustees and staff of Griffin Free would like to thank you for your support over the past few months. Our “Porch Pick-Up” has become very popular with holds being placed in our catalog tripling as compared to usage prior to the pandemic. Although most of the libraries in the state are only starting their version of curbside this week and next, we recognized that Auburn was seeing a low rate of documented spread of COVID-19 and high number of library users unable to access our large digital content. When the Governor introduced his Stay at Home 2.0, we saw this as an opportunity to begin providing this service.

It is a new process and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we work out the kinks

We are also excited to announce that we plan to expand our Porch Pick-Up hours at of June 16th. The new Porch Pick-Up hours will match with our previous building hours:

  •               Tuesday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  •               Wednesday: 1 PM to 8 PM
  •               Thursday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  •               Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
  •               Saturday: 10 AM – 2 PM

Although the Governor has announced that he plans to let the Stay at Home order expire on June 15, we are still operating during a global pandemic with community spread continuing in the state. With the state moving to a “Stay at Home Advisory”, where businesses are allowed to reopen if they can meet the governors guidance, but are not required to reopen.

We are a very small space and social distancing is not possible with how we are currently laid out. The Governor just released guidance for reopening libraries that the Trustees and Library Director are now reviewing.

Therefore, per the Library Trustees, the building remains closed to the pubic as we investigate service options that will keep both our staff and patrons as safe as possible.

Thank you again for your support and understanding.


This entry was posted on June 12, 2020 by in News.


Griffin Free Public Library
22 Hooksett Road / PO Box 308
Auburn, NH 03032



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