Imagine Your Story Summer Library Program

Lomira Library’s 2020 Summer Library Program begins June 15: Imagine Your Story! Our program will look a little different this year, however, our Library staff has worked hard to reconstruct a fun program that will ensure the safety of all. Your options this year include:

  1. Completing the traditional storytime logs which can be picked up at the library (in-house or curbside)
  2. Track your progress virtually using: lomira.beanstack.org

Check our “Calendar” for associated programs and events.

Questions? Visit the library, call us at 920-269-4115 or email: csullivan@monarchlibraries.org

Lomira 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:

Checkouts/Curbside Service

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.

Returns

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

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.

Computers/Internet

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.

Unaccompanied Minors

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.

Library Programs

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.

Reference/Research Questions

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.

Sincerely,

Camrin Sullivan, Library Director

COVID-19 and Library Services FAQs

This post will be updated regularly as needed. Last updated 6/1/2020.

Due Dates, Holds and Fines
 


Q: I have materials checked out and libraries are closed. What do I do?

A: Items can be returned at anytime in our outside book drop


How to Get an Updated Card to Access Digital Materials
 

Q: What if my library card is set to expire?

A: All patron accounts set to expire October 2019 or later have been extended.

Q: What resources can I use at home?

A: Check out our ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, instructor-led courses and videos with your library card!

Q: How can I get access to these resources if I don’t have a card?

A: You can register for a temporary card by clicking here: https://www.monarchcatalog.org/polaris/patronaccount/selfregister.aspx?ctx=62.1033.0.0.2 . Once we reopen, stop in at the library and we will issue you a physical card and replace your temporary barcode/login.

Q: What if I can’t login because I don’t know my pin?

A: We usually set your pin as the last 4 digits of your phone number. If that doesn’t work, email: csullivan@monarchlibraries.org. It may take a couple days for us to return your email.

Q: Do I need a special app to access digital resources?

Click on the Resources tab or eServices tab on our website. Or, in your app store search for:

  • Libby or Overdrive (eBooks and audiobooks through Libby. eBooks, audiobooks and videos through Overdrive)
  • RBDigital (magazines, audiobooks, Transparent Languages and magazines)

Programming and Services

Q: Will you still offer programming?

A: Due to current restrictions we can not offer inhouse programming at this time. But watch for our summer library program and programs that can be completed outside of the library building.


Q: What about reference services, book recommendations, computer help etc?

A: We will try our best to continue to serve you virtually or by phone. Questions about our eServices, access to digital services, computer help and other routine questions can be emailed to: csullivan@monarchlibraries.org or you may call the library at 920-269-4115 during open hours and talk with a staff member.

Q: Are you offering curb-side pick-up ?

A: Yes, we are happy to continue to offer curbside pickup for patrons upon request.

LIBRARY CLOSURE UPDATE: 3/16/2020

03/16/2020

Dear Patrons,

Due to rapidly changing circumstances, the library will reduce hours Monday, March 16, to 1-5 PM, Tuesday, March 17, to 1-5 PM, and Wednesday, March 18, to 10 AM-12 PM. We will then be closed to the public until further notice.

This decision was not made lightly. The health and safety of our library patrons and staff is a priority for the Library Board of Trustees of the Lomira Quad/Graphics Community Library. Given the announcement of active COVID-19 cases in surrounding counties and the closure of all schools in the state of Wisconsin, it was determined that now is the time to take proactive steps to contribute to the effort to slow the spread of the disease.

We realize this impacts those of you who use the library greatly. All due dates for library items currently checked out will be extended to April 30. Our outdoor book drop will remain open during this time. However, if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or are not able to return your library materials right now, please do not feel obligated to do so.

At this time, we encourage you to access the many digital services your library provides, such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, databases and online classes. Please visit our website for more information about our digital collections and services. All upcoming library card registrations will be extended to April 30 to allow for uninterrupted access of our electronic content.

We are continuing to monitor the situation closely as it evolves, to stay up-to-date on information and guidance from federal and state agencies, local government, health organizations, and other experts, and to communicate updates to you, our valued community members. We will be posting updates to our website and Facebook site.

Thank you for your patience during this time and we look forward to welcoming you back in the building when the time comes.

Sincerely,

Camrin Sullivan, Library Director

Lomira Quad/Graphics Community Library