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MAY 2020 COVID-19

COVID-19 Opening

Check It Out!                                                                              May 2020


We do miss you!!! BUT right now we are working on maintaining the safety of our library patrons and staff while finding ways to provide necessary services.  Please remember that a large number of our patrons (and staff) are in the over 65 age group and/or have underlying conditions.   We will need your cooperation to keep everyone safe while continuing social distancing.  For now there will be NO ENTRANCE into the library!


We are planning for Curb Side Delivery to begin with a soft opening on Friday, May 15th.  You will need to do a little homework before then:  Go to our catalog on our web page and browse for title you would like to check out.  After you have your list call 641-847-2233.  We will sack your choices up and on Friday drive in from the south and stop at the sidewalk.  We will put your books on the passenger seat or in the trunk and take any returns you have (please place in a plastic sack). Returns can still be made in our drop box (actually preferred method.)  The returns will be wiped off and placed in quarantine for 72 hours before they are allowed back on the shelf.  As you can see this will take some patience and some practice to work the bugs out of the system, thank you in advance for your help.  We will need to re-evaluate this at a later time.


This is still a terrific time to learn to use the available books and magazines  online on the BRIDGES site.  The state library has pumped some extra dollars to get more books that don’t have a one person at a time limit to speed availability to all of you.  The magazines are never limited and while that’s not my favorite way to read one it is really nice to be able to do this during the pandemic.


1st Rollout Covid-19 Library Hours


Monday:       Closed

Tuesday:       Phone orders taken between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Wednesday:  9:30 a.m.  Open for phone calls.

                   10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Curb Side Delivery/Pickup      

Thursday:     Phone orders starting at 3 p.m.

                   4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Curb Side Delivery/Pickup

Friday:         9:30 a.m.  Open for phone calls.

                   10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Curb Side Delivery/Pickup


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.