What’s Happening at the Library
Our contactless package pickup service at the south door of the library has been steadily busy, and it will continue even after we reopen, to give you a safer option for picking up library materials. You can call us at 765-478-3335 and we can look through the catalog with you to find what you want. Or, you can also find items to put on hold through Evergreen. Feel free to message us on Facebook with a list of items or subjects that you want.
If you need to do printing, copies, or sending a fax, please call us at 765-478-3335, and we will schedule a time to help you. Many folks are taking advantage of this service. You can e-mail items to be printed out to firstname.lastname@example.org
While our reopening date has been a moving target, we are hoping to have adequate staffing to open for partial hours by mid-June. When we are able to reopen the library for partial hours, here are some of the changes that our Library Board approved at their May 26 th meeting to make library visits a safer experience for patrons and for our employees:
All employees are required to conduct a health self-assessment before reporting for a scheduled work shift.
Any staff, or immediate family member (or someone living in the same household) who presents with COVID-19 symptoms must report that to the director immediately, and the employee must expect to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days if they test positive for the virus.
Staff will be performing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols of high touch surfaces.
All staff and patrons are asked to practice social/physical distancing of at least 6 feet apart, according to the CDC guidelines. Some of the furniture will be removed to accommodate six feet of separation between patrons.
All staff must wear a mask while working in the building unless they are working alone in a secluded area of the building. Staff must wear a mask before speaking to or interacting with other staff or patrons. It is recommended that patrons wear a mask or face covering when inside the building.
All staff should wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to work, and frequently throughout the day—at least every hour is suggested. Staff should use hand sanitizer after handling materials for each patron. Patrons and staff have access to multiple restrooms for handwashing. Hand sanitizer will be available to patrons and staff.
Five (5) public computers, socially distanced away from each other and away from the service desk will be available with a time limit of 1/2 hour per day with exceptions made for essential communications such as job searches that may take up to 1 hour per day. Disinfectant wipes will be provided for patrons to clean their keyboard and mouse before using the computer.
We ask that patrons please use the provided hand sanitizer upon entering the building or wash hands for 20 seconds.
We will follow the directives and protocols of the Wayne County Department of Health or the Indiana State Department of Health if any staff member or family member in the household of a staff member tests positive for coronavirus.
Try our free digital books! You can download the LIBBY app on your smartphone, tablet, or device to gain access to thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines. This service is available 24/7 to all library card holders. Call us at 765-478-3335 if you need help setting this up.