Library Phased Reopening Plan

 

The library closed on December 31st, 2019 to undergo renovations, planning on reopening in late March. We were about 1 week away from reopening when COVID-19 shut everything down. 

Finally, in the last few weeks, we have been allowed back in the library to finish preparing for reopening. Unfortunately, reopening will be a little different than we had planned, but we will still be able to serve our patrons with some safeguards in place. 

Our primary concern is to keep patrons, volunteers and employees healthy and create a safe environment. To do this, we need to put some guidelines into place.

  • Patrons, volunteers and employees will be required to wear masks to protect everyone. 
  • Patrons will be limited to 30 minutes in the library. This is to ensure that we can serve as many patrons as possible. 
  • Limit of 5 patrons in the library at one time, to ensure social distancing. 

We will have hand sanitizer available, and extra masks if patrons forget to wear theirs. 
 

Curbside Service

For those who do not feel comfortable coming into the library, we will offer curbside service. 

There are two ways to reserve books and DVDs for curbside pick up. 

The first is to use our online patron access catalog, linked at the right top corner of the website page. 

  • Click on the "Search Catalog" link which will take you to our catalog. 
  • Log into your individual account in the upper right hand corner, using your last name and the last 5 digits of your card number.
  • You can search for books by author, title, subject, and more. Once you find a book or DVD you want, you can reserve it. 
  • On the right hand side of the listhing, it will tell you if it is "in" or "out". If it is in, and you reserve it, we will pull it from the shelf and check it out for you to pick up.
  • We will pull reservation reports once a day at the beginning of the day. Once we have your items ready, we will call you to set up a time to pick up your books. 

The second way you can reserve items is to call us. Please call us when we are open so that we may check to make sure we have the items you want, or if we have any questions, we can ask you. 

We have put these guidelines in place to try to ensure the safety of our patrons, employees and volunteers.

 The library has made efforts to reduce exposure to COVID-19 but the risk of infection cannot be eliminated.  To further reduce your risk consider using curbside service and online resources.