Libraries in Cass County announce re-opening plans

LOGANSPORT-CASS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Logansport and Galveston Libraries will provide limited days of service beginning Monday, June 1. Both libraries will open to the public for normal operating hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the next two weeks. Additional hours will be added later as deemed appropriate.

Beginning June 1, materials may be returned to the outside drop boxes at both library locations. Overdue fines will not be charged for the rest of 2020.

Cardholders are encouraged to access our digital holdings at anytime. This includes eBooks and digital audio books available through the library’s website and Overdrive service.

Check our website, Facebook and Twitter for further updates or changes.

ROYAL CENTER – BOONE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

Curbside services start May 26. Requests can be made by phone at (574)643-3185, email at royalcenterlib@frontier.com, and through Facebook. Materials will be limited to 5 books and 3 DVDs/Audiobooks per family at a time. Pick up of requests will need to be scheduled. Pick up hours will be Tuesday 12-5p.m., Thursday 12-4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Please return materials to the brown box on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Summer Reading will run from June 2-30. Activities for kids will be set out on Tuesdays in June (2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd). You can pick these up by curbside at the library (call/email us to schedule a pick up time) or at the Royal Center post office. Have kiddos complete activities and post pictures on Facebook (tag us!) for points. Weekly story times will be posted on our Facebook page and website on Wednesdays in June (3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th). Have kids listen to the stories and answer questions (through Facebook, email, or phone) for points towards summer reading!

WALTON – TIPTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY – UPDATED!

We are increasing the hours we are open! Masks are recommended and we can provide you a free mask if you ask.

· Beginning July 9th Walton Library is open Thursday evenings until 6:30 p.m.

· Beginning July 11th Walton Library will be open Saturday’s 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

· Still Providing Curbside for Vulnerable Populations.

· Public Computer use is open at full capacity.

· Building Open for other use at full capacity.

· In person programs resume for fewer than 100 people.

· Public Meeting rooms are available for rental.

· Face masks optional for staff and patrons.

We are excited to open our doors again Tuesday, June 2nd  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We look forward to serving you, but you will notice some changes as is stated in the following summary of some of our precautions. We are having limited activities this month as noted in our June Newsletter, Facebook and other emails.

Our square ft. in our building is approximately 10,000 sq. ft.
For us that is 75 people in the library at one time which allows for a little wiggle room for staff. We are not removing seating. We have no place to store it.

We have blocked off our computers so that there is 6’ between them. This means for us, 2 out of the 4 computers at each table will be available.

We are asking computer users to bring their own “assistant” because we are unable to provide tutoring or assistance because of the social distancing rule.

We will have a staff member monitoring the computers. We are using Press n’ Seal on the keyboards and the mouse will be in a plastic baggie which is both thrown away when the patron departs. When someone leaves, the staff member will spray the chair and table with disinfecting spray in preparation for the next patron.

We are still offering curbside service for those who are not comfortable coming into the library at this time. We are not putting in directional signage for the stacks. We ask patrons to be respectful and kind. We have 6’ markers at the check-out stations. Masks are encouraged to be worn by staff (when they are not in their office) and patrons. We are encouraging social distancing. We are encouraging personal responsibility to keep our staff and patrons safe. We Are IN This Together#

ROYAL CENTER – BOONE TOWNSHIP LIBRARY

SOURCE: News release from Royal Center – Boone Township Public Library

The Royal Center – Boone Township Public Library will be reopening on July 7.

Starting on July 7, hours will be Tuesdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This will need to be by scheduled appointment.

We will only be able to allow three people in at a time.

We can have up to two people on computers at a time.

No children under the age of 16 will be allowed in the building.

Call us at (574)643-3185 or email us at royalcenterlib@frontier.com to schedule an appointment to come in during these days/hours.

We will be continuing curbside pick up services after reopening the 7th on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you would like to schedule a pick up time please call/email us.

If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

Thank you so much for understanding and we look forward to seeing you soon!