COVID-19 Illness Among Staff

Our home team is being called up to the big leagues. Our no-contact pick-up service will resume on Thursday, May 6.
Posted on 04 May 2021 by Chief Librarian, Ken.

Our popular no-contact pick-up service will be suspended due to a positive case of COVID-19 among staff. The staff member who contracted the virus and their close contacts are currently in isolation. 

Suspending our no-contact pick-up service is not a decision we take lightly, but staff and patron safety is our top priority. We have been operating with the utmost safety during this time so we’re confident that the case will remain among staff. We have minimal staff in our building at any given time and our staff members wear masks and practice physical distancing.  

If you have books waiting to be picked up, we request that you call on or after May 6th to schedule an appointment. Pick-up appointments will be available on a reduced basis for at least the next two weeks, Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm

We’re able to continue offering our pick-up service because we've had a team of staff members operating exclusively from home for the past month. After we close the building for a deep cleaning, the “home team” will come to the Library to resume the operation of our no-contact pick-up service.

Because our pick-up service is delivered in a no-contact style, we are confident that this will be an isolated case. However, if you visited the Library since April 26 please monitor yourself for symptoms and limit contact with high-risk individuals. If you have symptoms, isolate immediately and follow AHS guidelines for COVID testing.

During this time, the outdoor book drops will remain open for materials to be returned. We also encourage you to use our online resources. We have eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, online learning classes, and many other offerings that can be accessed for free with your library card. If you don't have a library card, you can Start a Free Trial. If your card needs to be renewed, you can Renew Online for free. 

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