We are reopening for limited hours beginning the week of April 19. The hours will be 1 – 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. To prepare for reopening, we will be having an all staff in-service day and all library locations will be closed Thursday, April 8.
Frequently Asked Questions
What services will be available when you are reopen?
People will be able to browse and use the computers. We will offer express internet computers and longer timed usage on the computers. The copier, printer, and fax will also be available. Also, people may register for a library card or replace their digital library card with a physical one.
Is there somewhere I can study or hold a meeting?
We will have very limited furniture available for studying. We do not have any space available for in person meetings. We will offer acoustically secure spaces for people to participate in virtual meetings, interviews, or calls.
What are the rules and guidelines I need to follow?
All public health rules need to be followed, including mask wearing for anyone 2 years old and older, physically distancing from others by six feet, using hand sanitizer as needed, and staying home when you or others in your household don’t feel well.
Capacity of how many library users may be in the building at any given time will be based on past usage of the building from when we were regularly open. This number will be monitored by a security guard. The exact number is not available at this time.
What about the branches?
For the time being the Brundage/Community and Whitneyville branches will continue to offer contactless services. Our digital branch is available through a internet connection 24/7 and offers downloadable items, streamable movies and music, and lots of services to help with learning and research of all kinds.
I’m not comfortable going into the library. Can I still use contactless pickup at Miller?
Miller will still offer its full array of contactless services from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturdays, 9:30 – 3 p.m.
Why can’t we have more open hours [i.e. morning hours, Saturdays, or at the branches]?
As a municipal department, the library is working with the town to open as safely as possible. Currently that means working together to ensure we can offer as many of our public services in a healthy way for all. This is just the beginning. More hours will be added incrementally. Requests for additional hours will be shared with town and library leaders.
Will you be offering programs?:
Programming will remain available through Zoom, recorded story times on YouTube, and our grab and go bags. As the weather warms, we will add outdoor programming.