Coronavirus and library services
Posted June 2, 2020; revised June 18, 2020
The Bolton Public Library building will be closed to the public from Monday, 3/16 until further notice. All reservations and programs are canceled.
During this time, you can continue to use the library as follows:
Watch http://www.boltonpubliclibrary.org for further developments.
email@example.com (Director’s email)
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Announcing a new local history project!
Posted June 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unfolding global event with historic significance. Years from now, people will want to make sense of what happened and understand how it affected ordinary folks. Most of the first drafts of this history are being written exclusively in digital media: on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. We're concerned that some of these memories and emotions will be lost over time if we don’t take intentional steps to preserve them.
During tumultuous times like these, the Bolton Public Library believes that there is value in reflecting and documenting our lived experience. We are therefore inviting all Bolton residents to participate in a creative documentary initiative we’re calling
Living Our Lives During COVID-19
The basic idea of the initiative is to collect and store the creative output of our residents during this pandemic. Beginning on July 6, 2020, we will be accepting submissions on an ongoing basis. Throughout the summer, we will provide some prompts in case people feel stuck. There is no correct submission, but here are just some ideas of what people could submit:
We are encouraging people to make hard copy donations so that we can have physical artifacts. Also, this pandemic has revealed how important it is to be physically connected to one another, and we believe that physical submissions are a substitute (albeit imperfect) for the human connection we’re all missing.
Please mail your submissions to: Bolton Public Library
P.O. Box 188
Bolton, MA 01740
ATTN: COVID-19 PROJECT
Include your name, address, contact Information, and anything else you'd like future historians or researchers to know about you. Submissions to this effort are considered gifts to the Town of Bolton, without restriction, and as such are not returnable or negotiable.
If you item(s) is too big or bulky to be mailed, or if you have questions or comments about this project, please contact the Library Director, Kelly Collins, to discuss. That email address is firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please don't leave submissions in the library book return, which may result in damage.
New feature available for Overdrive users: Hold Redelivery
Posted March 2, 2020
Overdrive recently announced a new option for available holds in the library’s OverDrive collection: hold redelivery (or the “Deliver later” option). This feature gives you, the reader, more control over your holds, so you can borrow and read titles when it’s most convenient for you.
To support this feature, the automatic hold checkout setting will be removed from your library’s OverDrive collection. Any current holds will be updated to remove that setting, meaning users will need to manually borrow them when they’re available.
How does hold redelivery work?
Introducing Automatic Renewal of library materials
Posted July 10, 2019
Starting July 1, you might have noticed a new feature in our catalog and circulation system: physical materials (not downloadables) are being automatically renewed. This should prove to be a time-saver during the busy summer months and after! Patrons with email addresses in their records will be notified by email when an auto-renewal attempt is made. The email will list all items due on that date, whether the item was renewed, and if it wasn't, the reason why.
If you have questions or comments about auto-renewal, let us know!
Taijifit has a new home at the Library!
Posted November 1, 2018
We're pleased to announce a new partnership with the Council on Aging. Bolton's Taijifit classes for adults are now held at the Library every Thursday morning from 10-10:45 a.m.
What's Taijifit? It's a cross between fitness, Tai Chi, and meditation. Taijifit benefits both mind and body, reduces stress, and improves balance and coordination.
The class is open to adults including seniors, and costs $3 per session payable to certified instructor Kristin Higgins. For more information contact Shirley at sassyj555(at)gmail.com or 978-779-2216.