NS State of Emergency
Under the state of emergency:
- Nova Scotia borders will tighten to travellers and all entry points (land, sea, air) will be closely managed starting Monday, March 23, at 6 a.m., Nova Scotians should only leave if essential. Anyone entering the province will be stopped, questioned and told to self-isolate for 14 days. Exemptions for cross-border travel include healthy workers in trades and transportations sectors who move goods and people (e.g. truck drivers); healthy people going to work (e.g. health-care workers); and people travelling into the province for essential health services (e.g. chemotherapy treatment)
- Effective immediately, provincial parks, beaches and tourist attractions are closed. Provincial trails will remain open for exercise. Gathering limits and social distancing guidelines must be followed
- Police will be authorized to enforce orders under the Health Protection Act. If Nova Scotians and businesses do not practice social distancing and self-isolation, they will face fines of $1,000 for individuals and $7,500 for businesses. Multiple fines can be given each day an individual or business fails to comply. Police can also enforce offences under the Emergency Management Act. For example, fines for charging higher than fair market prices for goods and services
- There are several groups who are essential and exempt from gathering limits. They include but are not limited to grocery stores, gas stations and pharmacies. If possible, one person per family should be designated to do these tasks. Other groups include construction sites, health-care services, community services (e.g. child protection), criminal justice services and law enforcement
New orders in effect under the Health Protection Act include:
- Effective immediately, social gatherings of more than five people are prohibited
- Any workplace or business that is not deemed essential can remain open as long as a two-metre or six-foot distance can be maintained. Workspaces must also be cleaned and disinfected at a minimum of twice daily or as required and employees follow proper hygiene
- Dentists can no longer practice dentistry in their offices unless they deem it necessary to perform an emergency dental procedure in the best interest of the patient's health (in effect March 21)
Town of Truro
Town Hall will be closed to the public effective 4:30 p.m. on March 17th. This change will be outlined on all social media channels. Signs will also be placed at each entrance to provide updated information for anyone that feels they need to talk to someone about an issue they are dealing with. Phone lines will continue to be open. Please call the main line for all inquiries: 902-895-4484.
Additional restrictions will also be put in place at the Truro Police Station to prevent individuals from entering the lobby area unless they have been cleared to do so.
- All March Break and free community drop in programs are cancelled, including
- Indoor Walking
- Parent and Tot Open Gym
- Open Gym Programs
- Adult Basketball
- All Douglas Street Recreation Centre Room Rentals and Gym Rentals are cancelled until further notice
- All Colchester Legion Stadium Rentals
- Town of Truro Art Acquisition Program (Postponed)
- Town of Truro Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Postponed)
There will be very limited access to the Truro Police Service building, Truro Fire Service building, Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro Public Works facility, and the Colchester Legion Stadium. Please respect this and call ahead for access or inquiries. Access will only be granted in limited circumstances.
Truro Public Works staff will be reduced to ensure all essential services and functions are covered and available moving forward. Staff will ensure services such as water treatment, pot hole patching, snow and ice operations, and emergency repairs (water breaks, sewer repairs) are maintained.
Blue bag recycling collection in the County of Colchester and Town of Truro has been suspended as the Colchester Recycling Depot will be closed until further notice. A public notice from the county states that recyclable sorting has been suspended to comply with safe distancing requirements under the provincial state of emergency declaration. Both municipalities say that compost, clear, and black bag collection will continue as scheduled. The town is asking residents to store their blue bag recyclables at home until the depot can reopen. There will be no collection of blue bags until at least the 8th of April.
All Town of Truro parks, playgrounds and walking trails are closed.
The Town of Truro will be extending the deadline for the renewal of Taxi licenses from April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
Truro Police Service:
- Will have limited access to front counter services. All nonessential services such as criminal record checks have been temporarily suspended. People are encouraged to call the Police Station for administrative inquiries instead of showing up in person at the police station. The police station will remain open 24/7 to the public for emergencies.
- Are suspending the use of the Community Room for public meetings until further notice.
- All Truro Police Station tours that were scheduled over March Break have bee postponed.
- When calling the Truro Police Station, dispatchers will be asking additional questions regarding travel and warning signs of potential COVID-19, before dispatching Police officers to non-priority calls.
Municipality of Colchester
This is a reminder that all departments of the Municipality of Colchester remain in operation despite offices and facilities being closed to public visitation due to concerns related to COVID-19. The Municipality will continue to provide all services such as community planning, building inspection, public works, garbage collection, etc., to the maximum extent possible.
You may continue to contact the Municipality by phone or email during regular business hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm by calling the general line at 902-897-3160 or toll free (in Nova Scotia) 1-866-728-5144.
Bill Payments can be made online, or by depositing a cheque in the secure drop box at the rear entrance. If you have an inquiry relating to the Tax Office, please call (902) 897-3150.
Community Development: To discuss and submit applications for development permits, subdivisions, rezonings and development agreements, as well as requests for zoning letters, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-897-3170 for instructions on how to proceed.
Building Inspections: To discuss and submit building applications, please contact email@example.com or call 902-897-3170. To schedule a building inspection for a project under construction, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-897-3170.
For emergency services such as a problem with Municipal Water or Municipal Sewer please call Public Works at (902) 897-3175.
The Low-Income Municipal Tax Assistance Program Application deadline has been extended until May 29, 2020. Inquiries can be made to (902) 897-3150.
For inquiries relating to garbage, compost or recycling contact our Helpline: 902-895-4777.
In case of night and/or weekend emergencies, call 902-897-3175.
- All Municipality of Colchester buildings are closed to the public until further notice to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
- The closures include all Colchester Solid Waste Facilities. Only licensed haulers and collection trucks will be accepted at the site until further notice. Curbside collection will continue as regularly scheduled. Call the Solid Waste Helpline for additional information: 902-895-4777.
- Blue bag recycling collection in the County of Colchester and Town of Truro has been suspended as the Colchester Recycling Depot will be closed until further notice. A public notice from the county states that recyclable sorting has been suspended to comply with safe distancing requirements under the provincial state of emergency declaration. Both municipalities say that compost, clear, and black bag collection will continue as scheduled. The town is asking residents to store their blue bag recyclables at home until the depot can reopen. There will be no collection of blue bags until at least the 8th of April.
- All recreational programming is cancelled until further notice.
- Essential services will continue during building closures. These include sewer and water maintenance, snow removal, critical road repairs, building inspection, and bill processing.
- The application deadline for the Low-Income Municipal Tax Assistance Program has be extended to 29 May 2020.
- For the latest information about Municipal services please visit our website at www.colchester.ca or call 902-897-3160.
Town of New Glasgow
All non-essential meetings of Council and Town Committees have been cancelled until further notice and temporary closures as well as restricting access to municipal facilities is being undertaken. We are making every effort to protect the health and safety of our employees and citizens.
The Town Hall will remain open, but we are encouraging citizens to make water and tax payments online through their financial institutions. Parking tickets can be paid online through Access Nova Scotia. Please call the Town Hall if you have questions at 902-755-7788.
The Engineering Office will remain open, but we are encouraging citizens to make an appointment for development and building inspection services by contacting 902-755-8351.
The New Glasgow Regional Police Department will continue to do criminal record checks through an online process and via phone.
The New Glasgow Regional Police Department, Fire Department, Public Works Maintenance Facility, Water Utility operational buildings will be closed to the public, but all essential services will continue to be delivered. Please contact 911 for emergencies.
The Town is also following the mandated requirement of the Province of Nova Scotia and requiring all our employees who travel outside of the country to self-isolate for 14 days on their return.
Effective immediately, the following town owned facilities are temporarily CLOSED until further notice:
- Westside Community Centre;
- Northend Recreation Centre;
- Ward 1 Community Centre;
- MacLeod Boardroom in the NG Regional Police Station;
- John Brother MacDonald Boardroom in the Town Hall;
- 55+ Club located in the NG Fire Hall;
- New Glasgow Fire Hall;
- NSCAD Community Residency Studio and programs;
- New Glasgow Public Works Maintenance Facility, 624 East River Road;
- New Glasgow Water Utility operational buildings;
- New Glasgow Library; and
- New Glasgow Flea Market in the former Central Supplies location (PW Garage).
- The New Glasgow Farmers Market is working closely with the Nova Scotia Farmers Market Cooperative and we expect an update shortly.
The Pictou County Wellness Centre is temporarily closed until April 3rd.
All town programs and March Break activities have been cancelled until further notice and a listing of the cancellations is available on our website and Facebook.
Town of New Glasgow playgrounds are closed
Town of Stellarton
- Stellarton Town Hall will be closed to the public effective immediately. The Stellarton Police Department will be accessible to the public by the use of the buzzer system located at the front of the Town Hall building located at 250 Foord St. Police will still be responding to calls at this time and encourage the public to call ahead with their concerns (902-752-6160). All non-essential police services (such as criminal record checks) will not be provided at this time.
- The Stellarton Police Department will be accessible to the public by the use of the buzzer system located at the front of the Town Hall building located at 250 Foord St. Police will still be responding to calls at this time and encourage the public to call ahead with their concerns (902-752-6160). All non-essential police services (such as criminal record checks) will not be provided at this time.
- The Stellarton Fire Department will be closed to the public effective immediately. The Fire Department will still be responding to calls as normal. If you need emergency assistance, please call 911. All bookings for the public have been cancelled for the next two weeks and will be reassessed at that time.
- The Community Centre located on Leo Fahey Way will be closed as of 5pm today, March 16. All scheduled meetings and events for after this time will be cancelled.
- The Public Works Department will be operating as per usual, however, will be limiting their exposure to the public.
Village of Bible Hill
- Public access to the Village Office, at 67 Pictou Rd, will be restricted through April 30, 2020. Inquires can continue to be made by phone and email. At this time, other than in-person inquiries, it is expected that there will be limited disruption to our administrative service level.
- Public access to the Village Hall, at 69 Pictou Rd, will be restricted through April 30, 2020. All events scheduled will be deferred, including fitness classes, music jamborees, card parties, children’s playgroups and private rentals.
- Recreational programming will be deferred through April 30, 2020. March break activities, senior fitness, senior socials and after-school programming will be discontinued during this time.
- April meetings of Village committees will be deferred. Regular meeting schedules are expected to resume thereafter. Committee business will be carried forward to the next scheduled meeting.
- Village of Bible Hill’s annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony, scheduled for April, will be deferred. Nominations submitted for volunteer awards will be carried forward and awarded at a later date.
- Public and member access to Bible Hill Fire Station, at 69 Pictou Rd, is restricted to approved Brigade members responding to emergency calls. Access to third parties and regular members is limited and requires advanced approval.
- Bible Hill Fire Brigade’s community dance, scheduled for March, will be deferred.
- Bible Hill Fire Brigade’s annual banquet, scheduled for April, will be deferred
- All Village park properties are closed and access to them is prohibited. Subject to the conditions below, Village maintained trails remain open for exercise. Parking lots that serve trails and trails within park properties are closed and access to them is prohibited. Trails should only be accessed at a very localized individual level for exercise (i.e. a resident can walk, cycle, wheelchair, etcetera, to a trail from their nearby home, however, driving to and parking at trail-heads to access trails is not permitted).
Nova Scotia Power
Until further notice:
- Restricting the public from all Nova Scotia Power sites starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
- Limiting our employees’ in-person contact with customers. We are temporarily suspending non-essential inhome and in-business services. Outdoor meter-reading, service connects and disconnects would continue, for example.
- Facilitating work-from-home scenarios for our employees who are not required to report to a worksite.
- For employees who must continue to report to our worksites: Requesting all employees with flu-like symptoms to remain at home and monitoring those employees through our health and wellness team.
- Increasing our cleaning and disinfecting regimens throughout our facilities, and
- Implementing social distancing practices throughout the business.
- Requiring all employees to cease non-essential business travel and monitoring any personal travel plans, imposing a 14-day self isolation following travel outside of Canada.
Rath Eastlink Community Centre
- The facility is closed until further notice
Monday to Saturday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
The Dollarama and The Medicine Shoppe will be operating regular hours.
The following stores have closed: The Body Shop, Alia/Tan Jay and Colchester Dental (only accepting dental emergencies).
Sports and Fitness
- The IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship - March 31-April 10
- The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) Board of Governors has canceled the Canadian Tire Cup Playoffs.
- Colchester Judo Club is cancelling all classes moving forward.
- All gym activity has been suspended Cobequid Spartans Gymnastic & Trampoline Centre
- The National Basketball League of Canada is suspending basketball operations until further notice as a result of concerns regarding COVID-19. This includes all games for the Halifax Hurricanes
- All Nova Scotia ringette programming is suspended until further notice
- The QMJHL has suspended its season
- The USPORTS Men's Hockey Championships in Halifax
- CHeer Nova Scotia has suspended all events - until April 3
- Football Nova Scotia is pausing scheduled programming for three weeks
- Basketball Nova Scotia has suspended all activities until further notice
- Soccer Nova Scotia has suspended all activities until further notice
- Volleyball Nova Scotia has suspended all activities until further notice
- Gymnastics Nova Scotia has suspended all activities until further notice, including GNS Provincial Championships
- Colchester Multisport Sport has been suspended until further notice
- Scotia pool is closed until further notice. Red Cross swimming lessons will be rescheduled for a later date and memberships will be suspended for the duration of the closure.
All public elementary, middle and high schools in Nova Scotia will be closed until at least May 1, 2020. Provincial exams and assessments are cancelled for the remainder of the year and any student who is on-track to graduate will graduate, and those on track to move to the next grade will pass. The province says students and families will have access to e-learning and at-home learning materials will be provided for students without internet access. Families who feel at-home learning may be a burden are asked to speak to their child's teacher.
Dalhousie University, including the Agricultural College in Bible Hill, says in-person classes, in-person labs, and in-person exams will not resume this term, with course delivery through distance teaching through to the end of the semester.
Mount St. Vincent University is suspending in-person classes and labs until the end of term
- Faculty and staff are encouraged to cancel any non-essential university-related travel to all countries affected by COVID-19
- Cape Breton University has suspended in-person classes for the remainder of the winter term
- Classes are cancelled March 16-18 but will resume in an alternate format March 19
- The Nova Scotia Community College is suspending classes at all of its campuses from March 23 to April 3 to prepare for alternative forms of learning, such as online.
Daycares & Long-Term Care Facilities
- Licensed child care centres (daycares) will be closed until at least May 1, 2020
- Long-term care facilities are closed to the public, meaning no visitors are allowed.
Public & Medical Facilities & Services
- The Nova Scotia Health Authority has closed the emergency departments at All Saint Springhill Hospital, the South Cumberland Community Care Centre (Parrsboro) and the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital (Tatamagouche) until further notice
- The emergency department at the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital (Pugwash) will be closed daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., but will be available overnight, until fuirther notice
- The Colchester East Hants Library - Truro Branch is closed to the public Monday, March 16 as staff will be reviewing health, safety, and operational requirements in response to the COVID-19 virus.
- All locations of the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, including Books by Mail, will be closed until further notice. Book returns are also closed and all loan periods for physical books and items have been extended to May 1, 2020.
- Tatamagouche Fire Dept has restricted public access to its facility, effective immediately.
- The Truro Fire Station is closed to the public until further notice. This does NOT affect emergency response.
- Colchester Historum will be closed from march 17th to April 6th
- All Colchester-East Hants Public Library branches (including satellites) to the public effective today, Monday, March 16. We aim to reopen our branches on Monday, April 6. All programs, events and room rentals, as well as outreach services (Books-by-Mail, Interlibrary Loan, and Home Delivery) will be cancelled. Tax clinics and the Seniors Training Program have been suspended. We will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate whether this date will need to be extended.
- Bible Hill Family Dentistry is closed until farther notice. Seeing emergencies only.
- Colchester East Hants Hospice Society has postponed in person appointments and events at this time and will reassess the closure as the situation changes. They are still supporting families by phone and email as needed during this difficult time. 902-893-3265 or email@example.com
- FYiDoctors Truro is conducting services for scheduled appointments only. Please call the office before coming to make an appointment for ALL SERVICES. This includes pick ups, repairs etc.
- East Hants Family Resource Centre will not be offering programs or open office hours until Monday, April 6th. Clients who need support (referral, diapers, formula etc.) are to call the office at 902-883-4349 and arrangements will be made to safely get items to them, if they're in stock. Referrals will still be done as well as possible. They will also not be accepting donations of toys, clothes, etc. until further notice. Breastfeeding Support and Mommy2B prental classes will continue, just look a bit differently from now on. They will be rolling out what that looks like this week. They have cancelled the annual Mother's Day Tea, originally set for May 2nd.
- Truro Program Centre, Home to Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland NS and ElevateHER Mental Health Support Services Canada, has cancelled group programming until April 6th. They can be reached by email or phone in the meantime.
- Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices are temporarily closing for one week starting Wednesday, March 18, to establish new ways of providing service to minimize contact between people. Offices are expected to reopen Wednesday, March 25. Government is also extending the date for driver licences and vehicle registrations expiring in March, April and May to Aug. 31. All law enforcement agencies have been notified of the extensions.
- Blood collection at the West Colchester Community Health Centre (Bass River) will be suspended until further notice
- Colchester Solid Waste Facilities are closed to the public, effective March 19th. All solid waste facilities will be closed on Saturdays until further notice. Curbside collection will continue to occur as regularly scheduled
- Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
- National Museums of Canada, including Pier 21
- All Nova Scotia Museum Sites and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
- The Atlantic Outdoor Sports and RV Show - March 13-15 (Postponed)
- Halifax St. Patrick's Day Parade - March 15
- 2020 Halifax Craft Beer Festival - March 21
- 2020 Nova Scotia SKills Competition
- Symphony Nova Scotia has cancelled the remaining concerts for the 2019-2020 season
- The following performances at Schooner Showroom of Casino Nova Scotia are postponed
- The Clairvoyants
- Loverboy & Terry Fator
- My Bonny - An All-Star Tribute to Laura Smith - March 29 (Cancelled)
- VIA Rail has suspended its Canadian and Ocean Operations, its long distance eastern and western routes - until March 27 (inclusive)
- Scouts Canada has cancelled all activities
- Girl Guides of Canada has cancelled all activities
- Children Miracle Network Trip
- Chapters/Indigo has cancelled Kids' Break Events
- Hubtown Theatre’s Wild Women of Winedale has been postponed this week and will now be performed June 10-13. Tickets for the original date & day of the week will be honoured for the rescheduled dates. Tickets can be returned to the point of purchase for a full refund.
- All 4-H activities in Colchester County will be postponed until April 15th.
- VLTs at bars are not allowed to be used until further notice and all bars and restaurants are being directed to practice 'social distancing' with tables two metres apart
- Dal AC Theatre Society's production of "The Suessodyssey" by Don Zolidis is cancelled. Tickets purchased through MacQuarries may be refunded there.
- All local cadet (air, army and sea) functions have been suspended until at least April 30
- All Tatamagouche Legion breakfasts and Legion crib are canceled for the month of March
- Head Injury meetings held at Sobey's Community Room on Robie St will be cancelled until further notice
- The March 21st Zion Baptist Church Ladies Auxilary Baked Beans & Brown Bread dinner is cancelled
- Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores gala and dinner on April 2, 2020 has been postponed
- The Jiggs Dinner scheduled for March 17 at St Columba United Church in Hopewell has been cancelled.
- The St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Party to be held on Tues., March 17 at Knox United Church in Brookfield has been cancelled
- The Board of the Truro Music Festival has cancelled all remaining classes and events for the 2020 festival season. This includes the piano, vocal, choir, and band classes which were scheduled to take place from April 2 through April 28, as well as the Closing Concert scheduled for May 8. The Awards Concert scheduled for April 5 is also cancelled.
- The Lotus Centre is closed until April 6th at which time it will re-evaluate.
- Breakfast at St Johns Anglican Hall River John has been cancelled for March.
- There will be no volunteer income tax clinic at the Truro library until at least April 6
- The Marigold Centre will be closed as of March 16th until further notice.
- The Seedy Saturday & Healthy Living Event in Upper Stewiacke on March 21. Due to COVID19, the event has been cancelled
- The Great Village Legion Branch 72 on the Lorneville Road closed until further notice for Bingo on Tuesday night and also the Merchandise bingo is cancelled for March 16th
- West St. Andrews Community Club Card party is cancelled for 2 weeks
- ALL Truro Legion activities are POSTPONED until further notice. The Truro Legion is open to Members and their spouses only during this time The office will remain open 9am - 12pm; Mon, Tues, Wed, and Fri. Canteen open Mon - Fri, 12pm - 6pm.
- Legion events are being cancelled. Breakfast on March 22 and Crib on March 21st.
- Curling Bonspiel at North Shore Rec. for March 27th-29th and has been cancelled
- Annual Spring Yard Sale on Saturday, March 21st at Valley-Greenfield United Church is cancelled
- The AWANA Youth Group at Crossroads Baptist Church will be cancelled on March 25th and April 1st
- Open Mic at the Lower Onslow Community Centre is cancelled until further notice.
- Salvation Army Truro Ladies Tea will be cancelled for March 20th
- Bible Hill Bowlacade will be closed until further notice
- The Cantabile Society Board has made the difficult decision to suspend all Cantabile activities until the end of April. At that time, we will evaluate the situation and communicate with members.
- Maple Syrup Festival at the Upper Stewiacke Fire Hall on Saturday, April 4th is cancelled
- Stanfield's Limited will be closed from March 16th to April 6th.
- Clayton's Custom Cuts is closed until further notice
- Cineplex has closed all of its 165 theatres nationwide until at least April 2, 2020
- The Dean Maple Syrup Festival of April 11 has been postponed
- Thrown Together Pottery & Art shop is closed to the public, but is open by appointment and classes in small groups will continue
- Worship Services at McCulloch United Church, Harmony-Camden Pastoral Charge, are cancelled indefinitely
- Brookfield Elks Bowling League cancelled until further notice
- Worship Services and all church-related activities at St. David's United Church, Bible Hill, are cancelled until March 30 (to be re-assessed at that time).
- Weekly Thursday card parties at the Bible Hill Fire Hall are cancelled until further notice.
- Wayne Elliott March 29th Gospel Music concert at St. David's United Church is postponed.
- Lions Club Radio Bingo has been suspended until further notice
- The June 4th Evening of Hope Not Hunger gala for the Colchester Food Bank has been postponed. It is hoped it can be rescheduled for later this year.
- The Plaid Marquee event scheduled for Thursday, March 26 at Cineplex Theaters New Glasgow has been cancelled
- Superline Fuels in the Truro Business Park has closed its office to the public. Customers are asked to please phone 902-893-7105 for assistance or if they have any questions/concerns
- Leon's Furniture at the Truro Power Centre is reducing its store hours to the following:
Store: Monday- Friday 11am-7pm
Warehouse: Monday-Friday 11am-5pm
- TD Bank in Truro has reduced its operating branch hours Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm
- All church services and related functions are postponed at Upper Stewiacke United Church until March 30, at which time they will be assessed
- First United Church, Truro has suspended all activities, concert and church services for at least two weeks. The Organ Concert with Alcee Chriss (March 26th) has also been cancelled.
- The brunch at Old Barns United Church on April 5th is cancelled.
- Open mic and jamboree at Warwick Mountain Recreation Club are cancelled for April.
- Zion United Baptist Church, 454 Prince Street will cancel all services immediately until March 31
- Wink Day Spa will remain closed until further notice.
- The Karen Lynn MacDonald Allergy Awareness Society will NOT be holding their Monthly Variety Concert on Friday, March 27
- Marie's Hairstyling is closed until further notice
- Bulk Barn is changing the way customers shop at the Truro store. As of Sunday, March 22, please submit orders ahead of time and they will have ready for pickup at your specified time.
- Simply Primitive Home Decor is closed
- The Pictou Fire Department Annual Lobster Dinner (March 28) is cancelled
- The Country Jamboree at the Kennetcook Fire Hall on April 5th is cancelled.
- Marigold Guild of Needle Arts Meetings for April and May are cancelled
- The Truro Golf Club and grounds are closed to members and guests
- As of April 1st, Community credit Union is adjusting its hours. Truro and Amherst branches: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.