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COVID-19 Library Updates

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Effective Friday, November 27, 2020 

Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in our region, the Grundy Library is reverting to Service Level 3 of our Service Restoration Plan.

As of Friday, November 27th, the library building is closed to the public and are offering limited services:

Call us during Library Hours of Operation for more information or access the library's resources 24/7 from home

We realize this news may be disappointing, but we want you to know that we are still here for you! 

Thank you for your understanding and support!

 

Library Service Restoration Plan

Our Library Service Restoration Plan below provides an overview of our reopening including 5 levels of services throughout which we slowly ease restrictions until we reach level 0, which is a return to normal. 

This situation is fluid and so is our plan for restoring services. As restrictions ease, we will be monitoring community spread closely and, if needed, will return to a more restrictive level of service in order to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff.

In addition to instituting COVID-19 mitigation efforts, we are also in the midst of an extensive construction project that may also impact our services. Please know that we will do our best to minimize any further disruptions.

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

COVID Level 3 – Begins on November 27, 2020 (previously June 29-August 26, 2020)

Click here for more info about remote services and online resources


COVID Level 2 – August 27 - November 24, 2020

  • Library building opens to public (see adjusted Library Hours). Collections available for browsing and checkouts. Computers and seating areas available, but some may be removed and moved to maintain social distancing.
  • Face masks and social distancing are required for all staff and patrons
  • If you are experiencing any potential COVID symptoms, do not visit the library. Please stay home and seek medical attention immediately
  • We must limit the number of people in the building to no more than 50% capacity. During busy times, you may need to wait to enter until others leave. Time limits on visits and computer use may be required.
  • Returns accepted in book drop only. As always, no material donations.
  • All returned items will be quarantined for 96 hours (4 days) before they can be processed. It may take several days for your returned items to be cleared from your account. Please be assured we will not charge late fines during this time.
  • Curbside pickup service and remote services from previous level continues
  • Library will be following all requirements set out by the Commonwealth in its business orders for operational and building safety

Click here for more info about remote services and online resources 

 

COVID Level 1 – Begins on (Date to be Decided)

  • Library open for regular hours of operation
  • Returns accepted inside building
  • All regular library services restored
  • All chairs, tables, and computers return to original locations
  • In-person public programs return with restrictions on size and other considerations

 

COVID Level 0 – Begins on (Date to be Decided)

  • All programs and services return to normal


 

How can you help?

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by taking the following steps: 

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wear face covering
  • Practice distancing (6ft)
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your cough or sneeze

Please refer to the CDC website for frequently asked questions.

 

Previous Levels

COVID Level 4 – June 15 through June 28, 2020

  • Library building remains closed but staff return
  • Book drop reopens and we welcome your returned materials (no donations)
  • All items that were originally due for return during the closure, must be returned no later than August 1, 2020 to avoid late fines 
  • All returned items will be quarantined for 96 hours (4 days) before they can be processed. It may take several days for your returned items to be cleared from your account. Please be assured we will NOT charge late fines during this time.
  • You can place holds, make purchase suggestions online, etc.
  • Call us with any questions (see adjusted Library Hours) or email us
  • All remote services from previous level continue

Click here for more info about remote services and online resources

COVID Level 5 – March 16 through June 14, 2020

  • Library building closed
  • Due dates and hold pickup dates extended through closure
  • No fines accrue during closure
  • Wi-fi available on grounds
  • Enhanced collection of online resources and services
  • Information services by phone and email
  • Virtual programs and services

Click here for a complete list of online resources and remote services 

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