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We are excited to announce that on Monday, July 6, we are reopening the building!

It really can't be said enough—your health, and the health of our employees—are our priority. And, every decision we make is through that lens as we apply state guidelines.

As we progress through this phase, we’re working on the next phase to increase services. We have a lot to tell you! Please scroll to get all the details.

New hours

To safely maintain the building and staff workflow, our hours are a bit different.

Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 1–5 p.m.

curbsideFollowing State Guidelines

While we are offering many of our usual services when we reopen the building, we have many state guidelines to follow including limiting the number of people in the building.

We encourage you to . . .

  • continue to use the library remotely as much as possible.
  • continue to pick up items through curbside pick-up rather than coming into the building.
  • when coming into the library limit your amount of time in the building.

Fewer computers are available to ensure social distancing. In order to serve as many people as possible, adult computers are available for one hour, per day by appointment only for IPPL cardholders.

 

Express computer stations are available for 20-minutes per person, per day in Kids & Teens and Adult Services for anyone to use.

masksComing to visit? Here's what you need to know!

If you need to visit the library, we ask that you please adhere to the following requirements. . .

  • Wear a face covering or mask at all times.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least six feet apart.
  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer often. We’ll have sanitizer for your use at the library.
  • Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Our water fountains are turned off but our vending machines are available.
  • If you feel unwell, or are consistently coughing or sneezing, please stay home.

deskLibrary spaces

We have set limits on how many people can be in the building based on state guidelines.

  • Seating and tables have been removed to help maintain social distancing.
  • Signs have been placed on the floor for social distancing.
  • Elevators are limited to one person/family at a time.

 

 

outdoorYes!

  • Our staff is available in the library and by phone, chat, and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to answer your reference and readers’ advisory questions.
  • All of our physical collections are available for browsing and checkout including Tech Takeout!
  • All materials may be returned at our exterior and interior returns. Staff cannot accept returns at the Checkout Desk or at curbside pickup.
  • Our hold pick up shelves are gone, but you can pick up your holds through contactless, curbside pick-up. Due to the huge increase in holds, items are being held for 3 days.
  • Fewer computers are available to ensure social distancing. In order to serve as many people as possible, computers are available for one hour, per day by appointment only for IPPL cardholders.
    Express computer stations are available for 20-minutes per person, per day in Kids & Teens and Adult Services for anyone to use.
  • We are continuing to offer online and on-demand programs. In addition, there will be outdoor programs with social distancing.
  • Printing, scanning, copying, and faxing services are available on a self-serve basis.
  • Notary services
  • Wi-Fi is available in our Reading Garden and parking lot.
  • 3D Printing/Carvey is available.

pauseNot yet!

  • Placing of holds for items at other libraries
  • Donations of materials to the library.
  • Seating and tables
  • Conference rooms, the Board Room, and the Meeting Room
  • The Wouldshop
  • LittleTown
  • LittleShop
  • Programs inside the building (Remember, we have programs outside and online!)

servicesUse us from home

We want to maintain a safe and healthy library. In fact, we can still help you just as easily from the comfort of your home. . .

  • We’ll continue to provide contactless, curbside pickup.
  • Staff is available via phone, chat, or email . . . we can place holds for you, select materials for curbside pickup, answer reference questions, and provide readers advisory services. We are here for you!
  • Our digital library of materials and resources are available 24/7.
  • Join us for new and exciting virtual events every week.
  • We are making contactless deliveries to our homebound patrons.
  • Curbside printing/scanning.
  • Wi-fi is available in our Reading Garden and parking lot.
    • Enjoy sunny summer days in our Prairie Patch and Reading Garden. Explore the Sensory Garden, play in our play patch sandbox, or hang out in our Reading Garden.

 

washYour safety is a priority!

  • We’re conducting health screenings of our employees.
  • Our team is wearing face masks.
  • We are social distancing.
  • We’ve installed plastic partitions at all the desks.
  • We’re providing hand sanitizer throughout the building plus disinfectant you can use to clean equipment.
  • We’ll also be cleaning equipment and surfaces throughout the day.
  • We’re quarantining returned materials for three days based on studies recently completed in the REALM Project’s research study of how long the COVID-19 virus lives on library materials.