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TOWNSEND — The Townsend Public Library has a plan to solve its accessibility issues. But in the meantime, the librarians do whatever they can for those who want to curl up with a good book, even those with limited mobility.

Director Heidi Fowler has been with the library since 1998, previously working as a children’s librarian in Rhode Island. When she first arrived, she found an existing library service for those customers with physical limitations.

At the time, she said, the service consisted of curbside drop-off/pick-up and deliveries. Seeing no reason to change it, she kept the service going and performs many of the deliveries herself, including frequent trips to Atwood Acres.

Each visit she brings three boxes of books, generally large-print versions, to the residents so they may take their pick. While only a small percentage of Atwood Acres patrons use the service, Fowler said, those who do appreciate it.

“It’s not a perfectly solution by any stretch,” she admitted. “More people would use the library if they could enter. It’s nice to browse.”

To make sure as many people as possible can participate in library events, the staff conducts many programs outdoors. The director said she would like to hold more events outside, especially in the afternoons, but staffing limits prevent her from doing so. She believes this problem, as well as the accessibility issue, might be rectified by a new building.

A conceptual sketch of the new library (part of the proposed donation to the town from the Sterilite Corporation) calls for the building to be all on one floor, at ground level.

The sketch currently serves as a “point of departure,” as Fowler called it. The new library layout came from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Fowler said she believes it was used for the Abington public library and, more locally, the Lunenburg public library.

Fowler acknowledged that spring of next year would be the ideal time to break ground and admitted her entire staff is, “very hopeful that will happen.” She understands, though, that nothing regarding a new library building is set in stone.

What is certain, however, is that the library has taken efforts to provide literature to all its patrons, even those who can’t come inside.