HARWICH — Because of a problem with the building's emergency lighting system, Brooks Free Library will be offering reduced services for the next few days, officials announced this morning.
Most of the library building itself is closed to the public but limited services will be available in the lobby, where patrons can check out books and movies from a small collection; they can also pick up items on hold. Children and families can bring their summer reading logs to the Main Street entrance of the Children’s Room where they can pick up their prizes and select from a small collection of books to take home. The "Library in the Lobby" will be open normal library hours – Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Tuesday story time at 10:30 a.m. will take place across the street at Brooks Park, and story time with the Harwich Mariners at 1 p.m. will take place at the community center, as will the evening Writers' Group and Literary Diners program.
Library officials are arranging for new venues for this week's other programs, and details will be posted at www.brooksfreelibrary.org and on social media. Community members can also call the Library at 508-430-7562, ext.1, with any questions or concerns. Staff members will be happy to place holds or renew items for patrons over the phone.
We'll have complete coverage of this story online later today, and in this week's print edition of The Cape Cod Chronicle.