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Library

Posted on: May 14, 2020

Beginning June 1 (10:00 am)

The Library will open to the public with limited hours, capacity and services. These are subject to change dependent on pandemic conditions, recommendations of health agencies, local government, and staffing. Libraries are busy places with heavy foot traffic and high touch public areas. Therefore, we will adjust our services and space to the current public health circumstances, staffing, and our ability to phase in Library services with attention toward the health and safety of the public and staff. 

Staff will wear masks. The public is strongly encouraged to wear masks. Everyone must observe social distancing requirements. Failure to observe social distancing can result in a need to limit access to meet those requirements. Respecting health recommendations will help us to provide a smooth and uninterrupted phase-in of Library services.

Open Hours:              Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (note temporary change)

                                    Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

                                    Closed Sundays


Curbside delivery:    by appointment only; will continue through Saturday, June 13

                                    Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (differs from in person!)


Public Access:            * Adult and children’s collections for browsing and checkout

Because of social distancing requirements, the following restrictions are in place during this phase:

                                    * Internet: 12 stations, 90 minute limit; no reservations at this time

                                    * No meeting rooms or group gathering spaces

                                    * No on-site tutoring or home schooling

                                    * No children’s playgroups, or other social interactive activities

                                    * Seating, carrels and tables – one person per space

                                    * Individual study rooms – limited to one individual, no exceptions

                          

Children’s area:        *Because children are not able to maintain social distancing, they must be under the direct care and control of their parent or guardian at all times while in the building.

Meetings:                   All in-person Library presentations and programs are canceled for June. Virtual programs, presentations, and book clubs will be available.

Public meeting rooms are unavailable at least through June 13 as these rooms are needed for curbside delivery, and other Library functions. Availability of meeting rooms – with restrictions – is a consideration for the next phase of services.


Subject to Change

Please visit our website (www.brookfieldlibrary.com) for updates

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