Just think of the stories we will have to tell when this is over! I would think about that, because that is one of the best things your Jesup offers: stories about people’s experiences and thoughts and feelings, in many formats. Some are true and some are made up, but they can all expand our vision and understanding of the world. We will all have family stories to pass down through generations; we will also have community stories to help us understand how we are together.
The Jesup continues to provide many services through online resources and we hope you will find them of use. However, we are still trying to figure out what we can do for those for whom that is not a possibility. For many people without devices or WiFi, the Jesup is their online connection. They cannot file forms or look up vital information. Our WiFi signal is available 24/7 across the street, but that doesn’t help if you don’t have a computer. We are following the guidelines from the Maine State Library and the Maine CDC about handling materials, and hope it may be possible we can work out a way to at least make some books available. We will let you know if this happens.
Our reopening date will be set when there is a consensus, built on science, that it is safe to do so. This will likely be tied to the school district, but right now we have no way of knowing how this will progress.
Please stay safe and healthy, and when we can see each other in person again be ready for many hugs (even from the not usually very huggy people, I expect) and lots of stories.
Ruth, A. Eveland, Director