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Dear Community Members,

We at the library know that the pandemic situation surrounding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is scary. We want to assure you that as a public entity, we are doing what we can to keep our patrons entering our library safe and healthy.

At this time we are going forth with individual programs that are already on our Calendar for March. This may change as the weeks progress. Most endangered of cancellation are our Smash Bros. Tournament and Taco Fiesta, scheduled for the week of Spring Break. Please follow us on our social media platforms for up-to-date information about any cancellations or closures.

The library staff is wiping down all computers, door handles, railings, flat surfaces, etc. daily. We are practicing CDC recommended hand washing protocols. We have Hand Sanitizer available at the front desk. We have removed any soft/plush toys and non-easy clean toys from the children’s area. The CDC has not made any recommendations for disinfecting of library materials at this time. We suggest a “social distancing” measure of 3 feet between patrons and staff, where possible. The library is a small space, and we recognize this is often difficult to gauge.

For those who prefer, or are able, to stay home, we encourage you to use our digital services. eBooks and eAudios are available via Overdrive and Freading. You can find information about these services on the catalog. You can find apps for Overdrive (Libby by Overdrive is preferable), Freading, and Flipster (for magazines). If you’d like to take this opportunity to work on your language skills, we also have a subscription to Transparent Languages Online; also available as an app.

The library will be remain open as long as we have staff to open the doors, or until the State of Wisconsin implements quarantine. We encourage the community to practice good hand washing techniques, cover your coughs, and just be aware. The best resources to follow for up to date information are the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.

Thank you for your understanding.
-Samma Johnson
Library Director