As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, our library continues to evolve with it. We have been closely monitoring the situation at both a state and local level, and have continued our discussions with the Indiana State Library, the Indiana Library Federation, and local officials to ensure that we are making safe and informed decisions as we continue to navigate through this unprecedented time.
Advancing to Phase 4 March 17th, 2020 marked the first day of the COVID-19 shutdown at the Brook Library, Nearly a year to the day, on March 15, 2021, the library will be advancing to Phase 4 of their phased reopening plan. Phase 4 lifts most indoor restrictions, including occupancy and visit time limits, and will see the building open for regularly scheduled Saturday hours of 9:00-1:00 beginning Saturday, March 20th. Phase 4 will still require masks for entry as well as social distancing procedures. Items will be quarantined for 24 hours, and no in-house programming will be available, but staff is busy planning some outdoor events for the month of April. Take and Make kits will continue to be available, and curbside service will still be offered.
So what does Phase 4 look like?
Masks are mandatory for every individual that enters the building.
Social distancing is required.
All returns will be quarantined for 24 hours before processing.
We have instituted an enhanced cleaning schedule of all high touch surfaces.
Sanitizer is provided, and hand washing is encouraged for all patrons.
All staff and visitors are encouraged to practice proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
Normal hours of operation will resume, including Saturday hours.
Staff are being held to strict safety guidelines that meet CDC safety requirements, and every staff member completes a health check before entering the building.
If you feel sick or someone in your household is ill, please do not come to the library.
A patron checkout station has been created so that patrons can scan their own materials, minimizing the amount of hand to hand transfer of items.
Curbside pickup will still be available for those that prefer to not enter the building.
Virtual programming and outdoor programming will be available.
Take and Make activity kits will be offered.
We hope to see you all very soon, and please, stay safe and be kind to one another.
100 W Main St PO Box 155 Brook, IN 47922
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