Masks are no longer required in the library, but the staff will continue to wear them for a while if they are working directly with patrons.
Earlier this year, the library introduced pick up lockers as a way to pick up materials and maintain social distancing. Even as social distancing guidelines fade, library leaders still say that it’s an idea worth holding on to.
But, the lockers are available to use from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. These lockers give more opportunity for patrons to pick up materials.
One thing not changing right away though is storytime. The library moved to video storytimes that stream on Facebook Live, last spring. This will be the way librarians continue to provide storytime through at least the end of the summer.
And as they slowly get back to regular operations, of sorts, the librarians are enjoying making the connections with patrons they haven’t seen for months.
“It’s so nice seeing all of the kids, and the families, and what changes they’ve gone through in this last year, and being able to catch up with them.” said Schroeder.
The library also has a summer reading program that began on June 1. It is available for the entire family, but every kid who signs up will get a prize. Just for signing up they will be able to pick up a free book at their library. There are weekly prizes, and you can earn badges for hours of reading, writing book reviews, and completing other activities. You can learn more or sign up on the library’s website.