Library service as we know it cannot resume until the problems of COVID-19 are solved. The idea of a community hub wherein we encourage the public to explore, touch, and congregate is the exact opposite of social distancing. Yet, we have an obligation to resume some kind of service to the public as soon as reasonable. Though difficult, we will have to accept that we will not be able to provide many of the key services, such as public computers and in-person programs, which our citizens desperately need. We must accept that this pandemic will require some short term sacrifices.
Staff are now back in their branches. Some branches are operating on reduced hours during the month of May. Digital material is still available for anyone who has a library card. Just check our catalog. If you don’t have a card or yours is expired, please call your local branch. If it is easier, message us on Facebook and we will call you.
Wi-Fi will continue to be available at all branches, 24/7. Contact the branch if you are having any Wi-Fi problems.
Curbside service will resume by May 11th. We do not charge overdue fees, but we would like our material returned so others may use it. We have a few hotspots available for circulation. Check our catalog for their availability. We have a large number of DVDs and videogames, too.
We are re-creating this year’s summer reading program. Branches will have materials available so children can keep engaged throughout the summer. Our Summer Reading program presenters have all been cancelled. Watch our Facebook pages for items and program ideas that will be rolled out in the coming weeks.
We will continue to evaluate ways to offer library service in the coming weeks.