The Town of Adams announced Monday night that Town Hall, the DPW Garage, Adams Free Library, and Council on Aging/Visitors Center will be closed to the public beginning today, March 17.

Town staff will report as usual and be available by telephone to handle municipal business. A drop box will be located at the front steps of Town Hall for the public to deposit paperwork and necessary items. Residents are encouraged to use online features and functions of the Town webpages; transaction fees will be waived for the duration of the ongoing emergency. All non-essential public meetings have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Adams Police Department walk-up services including the License-to Carry and other fingerprinting services are suspended at this time. Further information is available by calling the Police Department directly at 743-1212.

The Visitors Center will be closed to the general public until further notice. All scheduled meetings and events are canceled until further notice.

The Adams Council on Aging will be closed to the general public for walk-in services, but will continue to offer essential transportation services on a prearranged basis. Staff may be reached by phone at (413) 743-8333.

The library will be closed until further notice. Staff will be available via phone from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please return books via the drop box on Melrose Street and call ahead to arrange to pick up: (413) 743-8345. Email services will still be running and virtual resources are available online. Late fees will be waived during this time and expiration dates for items on hold will be extended.

Complete information for individual departments is available through the town's website.