Library Reopening Update — November 2020

Thank you for your patience while we begin our next phase of library service. Following federal, state, and local policy, we are working to keep you and our staff as safe as possible through this pandemic.

The Town of Braintree is excited to announce that the Thayer Public Library will be expanding to evening hours for limited browsing. Starting November 16th, the Library will be open Mondays from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Fridays from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

We ask that you limit your visit to 30 minutes. Our services will be limited. Please read our FAQs for more information.

Additionally, curbside service will continue to be offered Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. If you would like to check out books using our curbside service please call 781-848-0405 Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 AM -7:00 PM.  Learn more about curbside pickup. You can also place holds online 24/7.

Please return materials using the book drop. All returned items are placed in quarantine for at least 72 hours before being put back on shelves or circulated. You will not accrue fines during the time your returns spend in quarantine. Please allow at least 72 hours before your account shows your items as returned.

The library will not be accepting book donations until further notice.

The Library will continue to provide virtual book clubs, writers group, and young adult programming during the fall months, including Grab and Go crafts for children on Tuesdays during curbside pickup hours.

We will continue to provide updated information on the Library’s plans to increase services as we continue to reopen in the weeks ahead.
Our online services remain available. Please visit the library website to use our many digital resources.  If you don’t have a library card, you can sign up for an eCard to access many of these services. We are working with database vendors to bring you even more online content while the library building is closed.  Find events and information on the virtual Community Bulletin Board.

Please visit the Town of Braintree website to keep up on all updates from Town Administration.  The Braintree Board of Health is also providing daily updates. For information on COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 page.  For information and resources from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, visit Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information.






View Archives






Discover What’s New! Subscribe To Our E-Newsletter.