Fairgrove District Library

Library Phased Reopening

Information on the Library reopening after Covid-19 shutdown.

Fairgrove District Library Reopening Plans

To help protect our staff and patrons we will have a phased in reopening.

There will be no specific timeline on these phases, as it will depend on the Executive orders, the state of the pandemic, and Health Department Guidelines. 

Book Return will be reopened for materials. Items will be removed by staff and quarantined for 72 hours according to guidelines. After this period. Book and DVD covers will be wiped with antibacterial wipes, then returned to shelves.

 Staff will have a health screening by questionnaire and temperature taken.

Staff should stay home if showing symptoms of Covid-19 or have tested positive for the virus or if a household member has had symptoms or has tested positive.

 

PPE

Masks  will be provided to staff or can wear homemade ones

Gloves are provided to staff and worn while handling materials and as needed.

Hand Sanitizer

Plexiglas shields for circulation desk

  

 Phase 1

Curbside Service

Books, DVD’s, and Hotspots may be checked out.

No other services will be available.

 All returns must be put in the outside book drop. Hotspots can be returned in the designated tote during pickup hours.

Patrons can place holds on items in our catalog system through our website. Or can call or email the library to order an item.

We will call when your items are ready and schedule you a pick up time during the pickup hours.

At the scheduled pickup time, the Patrons item will be in a bag with their name on it and placed on a table by the front door. You may retrieve your bag from the table while practicing social distancing.

Staff will wear masks at all times. And gloves when processing materials.

  

Phase 2

Limited Reopening to public

Thorough cleaning of the library before opening.

Limited Occupancy

Limited hours will be in place.

Library cleaned twice weekly and staff will clean high touch areas and computers throughout the day.

 Signs will be posted for patrons to wear a mask. 6ft social distancing. Circulation desk will be installed with Plexiglas

 Only three public computers will be available for use. 30 minutes of use at a time. Staff will wipe the computers and area after each patron.

 Seating areas will be removed. Study tables will have only a few chairs available and at a safe distance. Lego table, and any toys, puzzles and seating will be removed from the children’s area.

 No in person programming events.

 Patrons that need computer assistance will be limited to the help, staff can verbalize to them at the circulation desk.

 Hand sanitizer will be placed at the DVD rack. All patrons must sanitize hands before and after handling DVD sleeves. Sleeves can then be brought to the counter for staff to pull their selections.

 Bathrooms will remain locked and only be used by patrons.

        

Phase 3

Limited Reopening to public

 Normal Occupancy

Less Limited hours will be in place.

Library cleaned twice weekly, Staff will clean high touch areas and computers throughout the day. Signs will be posted for patrons to wear a mask. 6ft distancing signs will be in place. Circulation desk will be installed with Plexiglas.

More public computers will be available for use. 30 minutes of use at a time.  Staff will wipe the computers and area after each patron.

 Seating areas will remain removed. Study tables will have only a few chairs available.

Lego table, and any toys, puzzles and seating will be removed from the children’s area.

 No in person programming events.

 Patrons that need computer assistance will be limited to the help, staff can verbalize to them at the circulation desk.

 Hand sanitizer will be placed at the DVD rack. All patrons must sanitize hands before and after handling DVD sleeves. Sleeves can then be brought to the counter for staff to pull their selection.

 Bathrooms will remain locked and only be used by patrons.

 Phase 4

Business as Usual

Normal hours will resume.

In person programming will resume.

Tables and seating areas will be available.

All Patron computers will be available for use.

 

 

 

 

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