Library Services – during COVID 19
Operational Logistics as of 5/11/2021
Library Building Hours: The library hours have returned to normal hours of operation.
Monday – Thursday 9:00-8:00
Face Masks: Staff & public may choose to wear a facemask during their time in the library; however, the library will not require facemask to be worn in the library or to attend library programs.
Public computer stations: Five computers in the in the computer work area will be made available to the public (every other work station/ one work station between will remain empty). Two additional laptops will be offered to the public in addition to these 5 computers.
Meeting Rooms: The meeting room is available for public use with capacity set at 20 people (previously 10; Fire Code Capacity Standing Only 49; w/Table & Chairs 32). Individuals & organizations who use the meeting room should follow Iowa Department of Public Health guidelines.
Curbside Service: The library will continue to offer curbside service for the foreseeable future.
Homebound Service: Patrons who consider themselves homebound may use this existing service for once a month home delivery.
Children in the library: Children are welcome in the library under the parameters set for facemasks, time limits, capacity and the unattended child policy, which states no one under 8 can be in the library without a caretaker 12 or older.
Children’s Section: The staff will place some manipulatives back on the children’s area. Items placed in the children’s are can be used at the discretion of the caregiver. Purell wipes and hand sanitizer are located in the Children’s area.
Returned library items: Returned library items will no longer be placed in quarantine.
Hand sanitizer has been placed at several locations in the building.
Sanitizing wipes are available in the children’s area, by each computer station and at the front desk.
*The library will review, adjust and update procedures continually. We are committed to serving the public while maintaining recommended protocols for public safety.
The library has made efforts to reduce exposure to COVID-19, but the risk of infection cannot been eliminated. To further reduce your risk consider using curbside service or online resources.