Category: Updates

Informational posts from MTPL

November Mini Book Sale

We missed having our annual fall book sale, but we are happy to invite you to join us at the Library for our first mini book sale, November 12th – 14th. Though smaller than our regular sale, we will have books from all of your favorite categories, a huge collection of holiday books perfect for gift giving, more blind bags available, and a chance to win extra prizes! This sale is a great way to stock up before the cold weather keeps us bundled indoors.

Mini Book Sale hours:
Thursday, Nov. 12th     9am – 4pm
Friday, Nov. 13th      9am – 4pm
Saturday, Nov. 14th     9am – 4pm

The sale will be held in the Library’s Morgan Center. Safety protocols, including masks and gloves for all volunteers, masks for patrons and limited admission to each space will be enforced. For additional questions about the sale, please email info@mtpl.info.

Interested in volunteering at the sale? Email mtplbooksale@gmail.com to sign up!

Passports Opening for Evening Appointments

Beginning October 19th MTPL will be offering passport appointments in the evenings on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

New Passport Services hours beginning 10/19/20:
Monday      4 PM – 7 PM
Tuesday     4 PM – 7 PM
Wednesday   4 PM – 7 PM
Saturday    10 AM – 2 PM

Passport Services are available by appointment only. A temperature check and health screening will be administered at your appointment time. All applicants are asked to wear a mask during their appointment.

To schedule an appointment, use our Passport Calendar or call (717) 560-6441. For photo-only appointments or an appointment for more than two applicants, please call 717-560-6441 or email passports@mtpl.info.

For more information about applying for passports, see our Passport Essentials page.

Library Board Meeting 10/28/20

Our October Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28th at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held using Teams and can be joined by phone call or video conference. If you have questions about the meeting please reach out to us at info@mtpl.info

Participate by phone: by calling 1 717-666-7740 and entering Conference ID: 656 599 727#

Participate by video conference: use this link to join with Microsoft Teams

Library Board Meeting 09/23/20

Our September Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held using Teams and can be joined by phone call or video conference. If you have questions about the meeting please reach out to us at info@mtpl.info

Participate by phone: by calling 1 717-666-7740 and entering Conference ID: 138 295 891#

Participate by video conference: use this link to join with Microsoft Teams

Passports Open for Saturday Appointments

We are happy to announce that we have re-opened our Passport Acceptance Agency, and we will be taking appointments for Saturdays. Passport Services are available by appointment only.

Appointments can be made on Saturdays 10 AM – 2 PM, photo-only appointments taken 1 PM – 2 PM.

To schedule an appointment, use our Passport Calendar or call (717) 560-6441. A temperature check and health screening will be administered at your appointment time. All applicants are asked to wear a mask during their appointment.

See the Department of State (DOS) website at travel.state.gov for information on who is eligible for a passport.

First Drive-Thru Book Sale

Drive-Thru Book Sale! Saturday, September 12th, 8 AM - 12 PM, Two cars with books strapped to the top.

Our first drive-thru book sale will be held on Saturday, September 12th from 8 AM – 12 PM!

Our amazing used books need new homes! Join us on Saturday, September 12, for our inaugural Drive-Thru Book Sale.

On the day of the event, choose bags of Fiction, Mystery/Suspense, or Children’s books for just $10 per bag.

We are taking pre-orders which allows you to purchase from bonus categories in addition to fiction, mystery/suspense and children’s books. To pre-order, use our Book Sale Pre-order Form. All pre-orders require pre-payment through PayPal using either your PayPal account or a debit/credit card. Pre-orders are open until 12 PM on Friday, September 11th.

The Book Sale will run from 8 AM – 12 PM, and the Express Library Service will be available from 12 PM – 4 PM.

Library Board Meeting 08/26/20

Our August Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 26th at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held using Teams and can be joined by phone call or video conference. If you have questions about the meeting please reach out to us at info@mtpl.info

Participate by phone: by calling 1 717-666-7740 and entering Conference ID: 414 502 685#

Participate by video conference: use this link to join with Microsoft Teams

Library Board Meeting 07/22/20

Our July Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 22th at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held using Teams and can be joined by phone call or video conference. If you have questions about the meeting please reach out to us at info@mtpl.info

Participate by phone: by calling 1 717-666-7740 and entering Conference ID: 719 840 137#

Participate by video conference: use this link to join with Microsoft Teams

Express Service begins Monday, July 20th.

Our Browsing Time process is changing! Beginning Monday, July 20th, patrons will no longer need to schedule a time slot, and will be able to come inside to use our “Express Service.”

Everyone entering the building is asked to wear a mask and must maintain social distancing. If you are not able to use a mask, consider using our Curbside Holds service. There will be a capacity limit enforced by staff, and if patrons arrive after the capacity limit is reached, they will be asked to wait outside the building. To help accommodate all visitors, patrons are asked to limit their time inside the library. MTPL will offer a Vulnerable Patrons Hour on Tuesdays 10 AM – 11 AM.

All tables, chairs, and study rooms are unavailable during Express Service. Children’s play computers and toys will not be available.

Public internet computers and Catalog computers will be available and seating will be limited to computer users only. Patrons may use a public computer for one hour-long session per patron per day. Patrons must have their library card or a photo ID to access a public computer. Printing and self-serve copying will be available for $0.25 per page for black and white, and $0.50 per page for color.

Holds may still be picked up using our Curbside Holds service.

At this time, Express Service is now available to all patrons.

MTPL will be open for Express Service:

Monday – Wednesday 10 AM – 1 PM and 4 PM – 7 PM
Vulnerable Patrons Hour Tuesday 10 AM – 11 AM
Thursday – Friday 10 AM – 1 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM

 
NOTE: If anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of illness, please do not enter the library, use our Curbside Pick-up service, or return library materials. If you need to renew items, please login to “My Account” on our Online Catalog or call the library for assistance. Thank you for doing your part to protect library staff and the community!