Important Message from the Walpole Town Library

Dear Library Community,

Due to the current surge of Covid cases in the area, the rise of the Omicron variant and staffing shortages due to illness, the Walpole Town Library will be making some changes to hours and services from now through the month of January.  

  • Due to staffing, the Bridge Memorial Library will close early on Monday 12/20 & 12/27 and Wednesday 12/22 & 12/29 (at 5:00 pm instead of 7:00 pm).  
  • Due to staffing, the North Walpole Library will close early on Tuesday 12/21 &12/28 (5:00 pm instead of 7:00 pm).
  • Due to the holidays, both libraries will be closed on Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25 as well as Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1. We plan to resume normal hours the week of January 3rd.
  • Effective today through January 31, all in-person library programs are cancelled. We will offer the following virtual and take-home programs:
    • Community Conversation on Redistricting. Virtual Program. Monday, January 3, 2021, at 7 pm.  
      For more information or to receive a Zoom link, please call the library or email
    • Spark Joy Program. Virtual Program.
      There will be a link available to view the program anytime between Wednesday, January 5th at 7:00 am and Friday, January 7th at 7:00 am, with a live Zoom Q&A session on Thursday, January 6th, from 5:00-5:20 pm. For more information or to receive a link to view the program, please call the library or email
    • Crafternoon will be a take-home program this month with kits available for pickup on Friday, January 14th at both library branches.
    • The Carolyn Show and Sneak Peak Saturday will start up once again the week of January 3rd via Facebook and the library’s YouTube channel.
    • Wiggle Time, Story Time and Pajama Story Time will be virtual on Facebook and the library’s YouTube channel.
  • We encourage you to stock up when you are here, just in case we need to close suddenly due to a library exposure risk or if we reach critical staffing levels. Just as we do for snow, we will announce last minute closures on our Facebook page and on our website.
  • We also encourage you to request curbside service or our home delivery service. 
  • Please keep your visits short, whenever possible, and be understanding that staff will not assist in close contact technology help at this time.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unpredictable times together. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.


Jane Malmberg
Library Director

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