CARROLLTON, Mo. — The Carrollton Public Library Board has announced their plan for reopening the library’s physical building beginning June 3.
Among others restrictions, the building will be open to the public with a limit of 10 people at a time and the no-contact services will still be available.
- The library’s building will be open to the public with limits of 10 patrons at one time because of social distancing guidelines set forth by public health officials
- Patrons visiting the building will be encouraged to wear masks
- Patrons will need to sign in when entering the building or check in with library staff when arriving
- The time limit for computer usage is 30 minutes.
- Browsing for reading materials is limited to 30 minutes.
- The Board asks patrons to be kind and courteous to other patrons and respect time limits to allow more people to enjoy their library visits.
- The no-contact services will still be available.
- Patrons needing photocopy, printing, or fax services, the library staff will continue the no-contact service options for these needs as well.
- The library’s book drops located outside the main library on Folger Street and in the parking lot off Monroe Street remain open for book returns. Patrons are asked to use the outside book returns when possible, however, there will be an inside book return for items.
- The Get Connected courier service funded by the Missouri State Library is operational and patrons can place holds on items from Missouri Evergreen consortium libraries. Expect a longer wait time for your materials as quarantine and sanitizing protocols are followed by library staff.
- The Carrollton Public Library has digital collections that includes thousands of items using Overdrive through www.molib2go.org or the LIBBY APP or AXIS360 APP, Tumblebooks, and MOREnet’s Learning Express Library and Ebsco for learning resources. Patrons are encouraged to access the virtual library.
- If patrons do not already have a library card, residents of Town of Carrollton and those residents living outside city limits can get an virtual eCard for access to these digital resources. That can be found on the library’s website.
- Outreach services are not available.
- The library’s Summer Reading Program will kick off on June 1 with virtual programs until June 26.
- Harvester’s Food Network’s “Grab and Go” snacks will be offered at the library’s west entrance (Monroe Street parking lot) beginning June 1. The schedule will be weekly on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2 – 4 p.m. for those children up to age 18 to ensure our community’s youth receive healthy snacks during the summer. Parents or care providers will need to attend with their children to receive the meals.