We have developed a plan for a phased reopening of the library after much work and thought about how to proceed, based on a variety of webinars and online state or national meetings on the subject. These plans were developed before Governor Kelly laid out her phases, so please note that although the library’s plan and the governor’s plan coincidentally both have four phases, the phases are not related.
Please keep in mind that for now, we can only supply materials from our library, not borrowed from another library. Courier service may resume later this month, but even when it does it may be spotty about which libraries are open and able to fill interlibrary loan requests.
We are now in Phase 1. The library doors remain closed, but we will are offering curbside service. For details about that, see the post further down this page. Beyond curbside service, staff will be available by telephone to help, and the book drop is open. Story times will continue weekly on Zoom, and there may be other virtual programs as well.
There is no set date for moving into Phase 2. Several things will control when that happens. One is a sustained decline in state COVID-19 cases or deaths. We also need to complete preparations for the next phase, which includes making sure we have an adequate supply of cleaning and other supplies, having barriers (sneezeguards) installed at the circulation desk, and making some changes in how some areas are laid out.
We’ll have more information on Phase 2 when we are ready to move into that phase, but it will include continuing curbside delivery while also allowing people into the building if they are wearing masks. We will have some computers available as well.
You can call us during these hours:
Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.