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Blaine County Library

 

May 20, 2020



We are currently working on a plan for our Summer Reading Program. We will not be able to do programs like we normally do, so we are working to modify things to fit with the current situation. It is extremely important to keep kids reading throughout the summer to prevent the summer slide and even though our weekly programs will be modified, rest assured we will continue to encourage kids to read and participate in our modified programs. We will have more information on Summer Reading in the next couple of weeks.

It is the time of year when we start thinking about getting outside and working in the yard or our gardens. Be sure to look at our May book display of gardening and landscaping books.

New fiction ready this week includes: “Chosen Ones” by Veronica Roth, “Big Summer” by Jennifer Weiner, “All Adults Here” by Emma Straub, “Odd Lovegood Girls” by Gail Godwin, “Someone You Love” by Karen Kingsbury and “The End of October” by Lawrence Wright.

We ask that you bear with us as we all navigate the situation we now find ourselves in. Blaine County Library is open to the public, but we have restrictions. Please be aware that all staff and patrons must have a face covering to enter the library. A mask, a bandana or a scarf are all acceptable, so long as one’s nose and mouth are covered. While we realize this is an inconvenience for everyone, including us, it is for the safety of everyone’s friend, neighbor and loved ones. Upon entering the library, we ask everyone to wash their hands prior to any computer use or book browsing. We know that transmission of COVID-19 is possible before symptoms appear and using a face covering and washing hands are ways to stop the spread. We are following recommendations from the CDC, the State Library and the Governor’s Office and we thank you for your cooperation.

We ask that you not enter the library if you are sick. Patrons must practice social distancing while in the library and only one at a time will be allowed at the circulation desk. We only have half of our computers available for use to comply with social distancing. If we reach capacity of 8 patrons, we will post a sign on the door asking patrons to wait outside until someone leaves. Each patron will be allowed 30 minutes per day in the library. There will be no toys, puzzles or blocks available. There will be no programs and the meeting room will be unavailable during phase one.

Anyone who does not wish to enter the library can continue to get materials through curbside delivery, home delivery or through the mail. If you are in a high-risk group but would like to come to the library, please call and we will arrange a time for you to come in. Our goal is to provide the best service we can while maintaining the health and safety of staff and patrons.

 
 

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