Library Reopening June 1
In-Person Checkouts, Returns, Computer Access, Curbside Service and Other Limited Services to Resume
We have missed seeing you in person and are happy to report that preparations are underway to reopen the Library and begin offering limited in-person services, with a tentative reopen date of Monday, June 1.This will be the first stage in a phased reopening of the building that integrates protective measures to ensure the safety of library users and staff based on guidance from public health officials.
Our initial focus will be on providing essential public services, namely public internet and computer access, along with access to library materials, both in person inside the building, and through our curbside pickup service for those who do not wish to enter the library. This remains a fluid situation. Please continue to visit our website, follow our Facebook page or call for more information.
Here’s the latest on our services, due dates and more:
Library materials can once again be checked out inside the building starting June 1. We will also continue offering curbside checkout of books, movies and other materials for those who do not wish to enter the library.
Library materials that are returned will be quarantined for a period of time before being recirculated. Returns are accepted in the outside book drop at any time.
Due dates have been extended to June 1 for items checked out before and during the closure.
Open Hours & Curbside Hours Starting June 1
- Monday & Tuesday 1-6 PM
- Wednesday 10 AM-6 PM
- Thursday 1 PM-4:30 PM
- Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM
- Saturday 9 AM-12 PM
The adjusted hours will allow time for staff to properly clean surfaces at the end of the day.
Closed Areas & Meeting Rooms
Our Meeting Room, Study Room, Book Store, and Historical Records Room will remain closed.
Limited public computer access will be available. Our Wi-Fi network can be reached inside the building or in our parking lot near the library building. Printing and scanning services will resume.
Minors unaccompanied by a parent or caregiver are expected to follow all guidelines in the library. This includes using the facility for essential services only at this time.
All in-person programs in the facility remain canceled at this time.
Masks, Social Distancing & Building Cleaning
- We strongly encourage – but will not require – library users to wear masks while inside the building. We also ask that library users stay six feet away from other people and stay only as long as needed to access library resources. We ask that people stay home if they’re not feeling well.
- Staff will continue surface cleaning inside the building, hand sanitizer will be available to the public and library materials will be quarantined for an extended period before being recirculated.
- Sneeze guards have been installed at our service desks and 6-foot markings have been made to help guide in the case of lines at the checkout desk.
Summer Reading Program
Summer isn’t canceled and neither is our Summer Library Program! Our Summer Library Program is open to all ages from 0 and up! The program starts June 15 and registration begins soon.
References services are available by calling or emailing the library during regular operating hours. In-person reference and research will be limited to reduce face-to-face contact between staff and patrons.
Please Note: As a public space, the Library cannot guarantee a germ-free environment or germ-free physical materials. Patrons agree to assume all risk and are personally responsible for their own safety when using the Library. Please consider the risks of a public space when using the Library. The Library staff requests that all patrons entering the building take precaution in the possible spread of infection. Thank you for working with us to keep the Library a healthy and safe environment. We look forward to serving you again.
Camrin Sullivan, Library Director