Phase 3- Reopening the Library

Phase 3- Library Open Regular Hours [with some restrictions] June 15th

Library now open regular hours. Still practice social distancing
Hand Sanitizer must be used when you enter the library
2 computers now open [still only 30 minutes]
No more than 5 people allowed in the library at a time
Interlibrary Loan now available
NO In-Library programing
NO Public Restroom
Browsing shelves now allowed
Kids under 12 allowed with a parent or guardian [18 or older]

Daily Actions:
Employees should wash hands regularly and /or use hand sanitizer.
Public areas should be cleaned several times a day with sanitizing wipes and sanitizing spray
Keyboards and computer mouse will be covered. Covering will be replaced after each use.
Circulation Desk still surrounded by plastic curtains…

Summer Reading 2020 Starts

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 the library kicked off it’s 2020 summer reading program. No fan fair, no performer, just come in sign up and take home your summer reading bag and first craft. This is a new way of doing things, but we still hope to have many patrons participating.

Kids are taking home the crafts this year to make at their own houses, instead of in the library.We are asking to have pictures sent to us, so we can still post them.

We are off to a pretty good start. Received some pictures of crafters !

 

 

 

We are also finally doing our bread class, just not the way it was planned. Those who signed up received a bag of all the supplies [except milk] and a recipe to take home. The can call or text if they have any questions, these patrons are also asked to send us pictures of their product.

 

 

 

Thinking of having another bread class later this month. Maybe Zucchini bread this time.…

Phase 2 -Library reopening plan

Phase 2 -Temporary Library Hours [June 1- June 12]
Monday & Friday- 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday- 11:00 – 4:00 PM
Temporary Library Rules
No more than [4] four patrons allowed in the library at a time.

Hand sanitizer must be use when you enter the library.

1 computer now open. Keyboard & Mouse will be covered [covering replaced after each user.Only 30 minutes computer time per person

Local Hold or point out for check outs. Not allowed to pick up items form shelves. Librarian will follow you and you can point to the items you would like. Hopefully Interlibrary loan will be back on June 8th

Patrons allowed to be in library 30 minutes

Social distancing still a must

No in-library programing.

No children under 12 allowed without a parent or guardian

NO Public Bathroom

Starting June 15th the plan is to be open our regular hours, still with some limitations.…

Coronavirus and the Library.

It’s almost June, what has this virus done for us. The library is open again [limited hours, but open]. We were closed for part of March, all or April and part of May.  We miss seeing all our patron. We can only have 3 patrons in at a time. Hopefully a few more in June.

Summer Reading will happen, but will be very different this year. Will be making a post on this later.

We didn’t get to have our Taco dinner fundraiser.

We didn’t get to have our annual “Open House”

Haven’t seen the library kids in ages. Some adult have been coming in since we opened.

No computers for now, limited to possible 2 in June.

No Concession stand at the fair [another fundraiser we can’t have]

No Game Tent at the Fair [another fundraiser we can’t have]

We are going ahead with our Raffle, but no Dinner to announce the winner. We will sell tickets at the library [social distancing still in play], You can come in and look at the baskets only 2 at a time], we will have them lined up on the tables in the west room. Board members will still sell tickets , but probably not like before since we can’t go to all the places we use to.

This raffle is one of our big money makers, it is usually paired with the Taco dinner. Instead we will set a date, probably in July to announce the winners. We will Draw names, tape them to the baskets, then post the winners on Facebook and call them to set up a time to pick up.

Social Distancing will be in play for quite a while. The library is small so we will probably not be able to have more than 3-5 in this building at a time for a while. Please be patient with us, we are doing the best we can.

Here are the 2020 Spring Raffle Basket

 

 

Chiefs basket, Garden Basket, Gardening Basket

 

 

Jell-O Shots basket, Kids basket, Pandemic Go Bags

 

 

Popcornopolis bag, Redneck Piknik basket, S’mores basket

 

 

 

Wine basket and Chocolate basket  Tupperware bag

 

 

 

 

 

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Still in Phase one[1]


Sorry to announce the library will NOT be going to phase 2 on Monday. We will be staying in phase 1 for now. Keep going the way we are and do the best we can.
Remember we are open just limited hours and only 3 people allowed in at a time. Still not allowed to browse the shelves. Either put a hold on an item or come in an ask the librarian to get it for you [if you know what you want].
We are doing the best we can, please bear with us in the unprecedented time.