**The library is open to 5 masked patrons at a time for 30 minutes. We will continue to offer interlibrary loans, curbside, window service and home delivery. You may also reserve the entire library for a 30 minute time slot for you and your family, if you’d like the library to yourself. Call 244-3798 to make book requests.**
The Library at 89 Bernard Rd in Bernard is open to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10-5, Thursday from 10-8, and Saturday from 10-2.
In order to enter the Library, please abide by a few very simple common-sense requirements:
- MASKS AND DISTANCING REQUIRED
- PLEASE STAY HOME IF SICK OR HAVE BEEN OUT OF STATE WITHIN 2 WEEKS
- REFRAIN FROM HANDLING MATERIALS UNNECESSARILY
- DISINFECT AREAS OF USE (COMPUTERS, BATHROOM…)
- PLACE BROWSED MATERIALS IN BINS FOR 4 DAY QUARANTINE
- RETURN MATERIALS ONLY IN THE OUTSIDE DROP BOX OR TUB IN THE VESTIBULE
If you are uncomfortable with any of the above, we welcome you to utilize our curbside service. Information can be found HERE. To review our complete opening procedure and operations protocol, please go HERE. All of the above in-building expectations will be posted outside and the full document on our website. By entering the building you agree to abide by Library protocol.
We will offer the following services: Lending of all materials, interlibrary loan, printing, copying, faxing, indoor/outdoor wifi use, 2 computers for patron use, space for tutoring and one on one distanced meetings, bathroom, outside book drop during open hours, book fair donations, digital newspaper subscriptions on public computers, used books for sale.
The following services and materials we CANNOT offer right now: Toys, games, puzzles, food or drink, in-person programming, public use of space for large meetings, in-library magazine and newspaper reading (check out is OK), free magazines, in-person tech help, 24/7 book drop, non-staff use of staff areas.
We have a wonderful new space and very excited to welcome you back for a safe and enriching library experience. Please don’t hesitate to email or call me with any questions at 244-3798.
Lisa Murray, Director