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Local library to reopen Wednesday


May 4, 2020

Susie Sharp of the Eddy-New Rockford Library announced today (Tuesday) that the local library will reopen Wednesday, May 6 with several operational changes.

"We can't wait to see you all but some things will look a little different when the library first opens up. We will start out slowly," Sharp said.

Patrons are asked to observe the following to keep everyone safe:

--Hours will be Monday to Friday 12 pm - 6 pm

--Fines will continue to be waived through the month of May.

--Local delivery and curbside pick-up will continue to be offered for those who would rather not come into the library yet.

--Anyone who is feeling unwell should not come into the library and instead opt for delivery or curbside pick-up.

--Patrons will be encouraged to select items and leave in a timely manner.

--All patrons are asked to wear a mask for the health and safety of both the staff and patrons. Social distancing is encouraged.

--Please put all returns in the book drop not at desk.

--There will be two chairs set up, 6 feet apart, for patrons who wish to use the library's wireless connection on his or her own device.

--Only one computer will be available, and it's usage will be limited to adults for business only, i.e. job searching, unemployment applications, printing, etc. No loitering, no games.

--Any child 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. There will be no toys, and they will be asked to select books and leave.

--Summer Reading as of right now will be virtual. More info on this to come.

--The Meeting room is also closed until further notice. Groups who use the space for meetings should contact Susie at 947-5540.

--The Bathrooms will be closed to the public.

--Book donations are not accepted at this time.


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