Library Re-opening Phase 1

The Dwight Foster Public Library will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 26.


  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Please note that the first two hours of each day will be reserved for senior citizens 65 and older, and those who have compromised immune systems.

This slightly shortened library schedule will allow staff time to thoroughly clean and sanitize common areas of the library at the end of the day, while high-touch surfaces will be cleaned throughout the day. Patrons are still strongly cautioned to wear masks, wash their hands or use hand sanitizer, and maintain a safe distance between themselves, staff and other patrons. Children under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult. There will also be no meeting or study room access during Phase 1. We are unsure at this time when that service will resume.

The library began accepting returns of materials in the outside book return on Monday, May 18, although library materials currently checked out will not be due before June 1. Curbside hold pickup Monday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. will be offered until Friday May 22, and will continue during library hours for those who are uncomfortable entering a public building. Click here for Curbside Hold Pickup instructions.

When the library reopens to the public, limited services will be offered, including photocopying, scanning and faxing, and reference help which can be given while maintaining social distance. Public computers will not be available during the first phase of reopening.

For more information, contact the library at 920-563-7790 between 1 and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or during the new library hours beginning May 26.