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Plaistow Public Library
Plaistow Public Library
85 Main Street - Plaistow, NH 03865
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Plaistow Public Library

General Coronavirus Information

We are taking the following measures in response to the current situation:
  • Placing educational materials and posters in high-traffic areas;
  • Canceling or restructuring programs that include activities with an elevated risk of disease transmission (therapy dog visits, food preparation, etc.);
  • Placing hand sanitizer in high-traffic areas of the library;
  • Increasing the frequency of disinfectant procedures, with a focus on:
    • Faucets, soap & towel dispenser handles, and toilet flush levers,
    • Doors and door handles,
    • Tables, chairs, & work surfaces,
    • Computer keyboards and mice,
    • Children's toys, and,
    • Library materials when they are checked in by staff.
We are also continuing to communicate with our employees and patrons the following best practices to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses in general, such as influenza ("the flu"):
  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water, especially before eating and after going to the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and/or muscle & body aches.
  • If you have had a fever, wait until 24 hours have passed without the use of fever-reducing medicines before going in public.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw tissues in the trash after use and wash your hands.
  • Avoid sharing drinks, smoking devices, or other objects that may transmit saliva.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that may be contaminated, such as shared dining areas and doorknobs, and all frequently used surfaces.
  • Adhere to all travel advisories issued at a federal level, including instructions for those returning from areas with COVID-19 activity.
We are continuing to work closely with local and regional health officials to keep our visitors and employees safe. We will remain vigilant and are prepared to make decisions based on the latest official recommendations, as well as in response to any changes in the local situation.

This rapidly evolving situation will require residents to check frequently for the most up-to-date and accurate information. Please visit the Plaistow webpage on COVID-19 for ongoing updates and information regarding the situation within NH and the nation.

The state Dept. of Health & Human Services has established a 24/7 phone line. For answers to questions, call  2-1-1, or visit the state COVID-19 website at

We wish everyone continued good health and invite any questions and feedback about the library's response at 382-6011 or