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Library Service Restoration Plan

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Library Service Restoration Plan

The Grundy Library is looking forward to reopening while maintaining the health and safety of patrons and staff.

Our Library Service Restoration Plan provides an overview of our reopening including 5 levels of services throughout which we will slowly ease restrictions until we reach level 0, which is a return to normal. Please note, per the restoration plan, the library building does not open to the public until we reach COVID Level 2. 

This situation is fluid and so is our plan for restoring services. As restrictions ease, we will be monitoring community spread closely and, if needed, will return to a more restrictive level of service in order to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff.

In addition to preparing for reopening while addressing health and safety concerns, we are also in the midst of an extensive construction project that may also impact our services. Please know that we will do our best to minimize any further disruptions.

While you wait for our doors to reopen, you can continue to access the library's resources 24/7 from home

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

 

 COVID Level 3 – Begins on June 29

  • Library building remains closed
  • Curbside services at library entrance (click for details); masks and distancing required 
  • Returns accepted in book drops only. As always, no material donations
  • All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they can be processed. It may take several days for your returned items to be cleared from your account.
    Please be assured we will not charge late fines during this time
  • Call us with any questions (see adjusted Library Hours) or email us
  • All remote services from previous level continue

Click here for more info about remote services and online resources

 

COVID Level 2 – Begins on (Date to be Decided)

  • Library building opens to public (see adjusted Library Hours). Collections available for browsing and checkouts. Computers and seating areas available, but some may be removed and moved to maintain social distancing.
  • Face masks and social distancing are required for all staff and patrons
  • If you are experiencing any potential COVID symptoms, do not visit the library. Please stay home and seek medical attention immediately
  • We must limit the number of people in the building to no more than 50% capacity. During busy times, you may need to wait to enter until others leave. Time limits on visits and computer use may be required.
  • Returns accepted in book drop only. As always, no material donations.
  • All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they can be processed. It may take several days for your returned items to be cleared from your account. Please be assured we will not charge late fines during this time.
  • Curbside service and remote services from previous level continues
  • Library will be following all requirements set out by the Commonwealth in its business orders for operational and building safety

Click here for more info about remote services and online resources 

 

COVID Level 1 – Begins on (Date to be Decided)

  • Library open for regular hours of operation
  • Returns accepted inside building
  • All regular library services restored
  • All chairs, tables, and computers return to original locations
  • In-person public programs return with restrictions on size and other considerations

 

COVID Level 0 – Begins on (Date to be Decided)

  • All programs and services return to normal


 

 

COVID Level 4 – Begins on June 15

  • Library building remains closed but staff return
  • Book drop reopens and we welcome your returned materials (no donations)
  • All items that were originally due for return during the closure, must be returned no later than August 1, 2020 to avoid late fines 
  • All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they can be processed. It may take several days for your returned items to be cleared from your account.
    Please be assured we will NOT charge late fines during this time.
  • You can place holds, make purchase suggestions online, etc.
  • Call us with any questions (see adjusted Library Hours) or email us
  • All remote services from previous level continue

Click here for more info about remote services and online resources

COVID Level 5 – March 16 through June 14

  • Library building closed
  • Due dates and hold pickup dates extended through closure
  • No fines accrue during closure
  • Wi-fi available on grounds
  • Enhanced collection of online resources and services
  • Information services by phone and email
  • Virtual programs and services

Click here for a complete list of online resources and remote services 


 

How can you help?

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by taking the following steps: 

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wear face covering
  • Practice distancing (6ft)
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your cough or sneeze

Please refer to the CDC website for frequently asked questions.

 

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