Library's Re-opening Guidelines

The Library has been carefully preparing the library to be a safe space for staff and patrons.  This has been a difficult process because our library is designed for socializing! We are excited to announce that the library re-opened on July 6.
We have new guidelines that must be followed to ensure we can successfully re-open and stay open.  Please carefully read the following details of our changes and new guidelines.

Hours- The Logan library has new hours. Also, both branches will reserve hours for the Senior and High Risk populations.

  • LOGAN LIBRARY HOURS:
    • Monday    9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
      (8:00-9:00 AM Seniors/High Risk only)
    • Tuesday    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
      (8:00-9:00 AM Seniors/High Risk only)
    • Wednesday    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
      (8:00-9:00 AM Seniors/High Risk only)
    • Thursday    9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
      (8:00-9:00 AM Seniors/High Risk only)
    • Friday    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Sunday    1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
       
  • LAURELVILLE LIBRARY HOURS:
    • Monday    9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
      (9:00-10:00 AM Seniors/High Risk only)
    • Tuesday    9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
      (9:00-10:00 AM Seniors/High Risk only)
    • Wednesday    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
      (9:00-10:00 AM Seniors/High Risk only)
    • Thursday    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
    • Friday    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Sunday    1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
       

The following measures are being implemented to make the library the safest possible space during this pandemic:

  • Staff will be wearing masks or visors, as mandated by the governor
  • Masks or visors are required to be worn by patrons while they are in the library.  This decision was made with a lot of deliberation with care and concern, and it was decided that due to the uniqueness of the library environment, requiring masks was essential for safety of patrons and staff. 
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent.
  • Additional sanitizing and cleaning will be performed throughout the day.
  • Returned books are held for 72 hours before checking in and shelving.
  • A limited number of individuals will be allowed in the buildings at one time. 
  • Physical barriers have been set up between staff and patrons.
  • Furniture in other areas of the library have been re-arranged or removed to comply with the social distancing mandate.
  • Toys and select furniture has been removed in the children’s area and the children’s computer are has been closed to comply with social distancing mandate.
  • Computer time and availability are limited in order to meet the required state guidelines for social distancing and sanitizing between uses.
  • Curbside Service by appointment will continue at the Main Library.
  • Curbside Service at Laurelville will be per patron request.
  • Meeting/Conference rooms are closed, but will be utilized by staff for social distancing and projects.
  • No in-person programs. (Virtual programs will continue)

Source URL: https://hocking.lib.oh.us/content/librarys-re-opening-guidlines