Lake County has been designated as under a COVID pandemic public emergency. Face coverings are required upon entering the library. If you do not have a mask, one can be provided.
The Library is taking many steps to create the safest possible environment. First, we are limiting the number of people allowed in the building to approximately 25% of typical capacity. Second, we are modifying our furniture layout and signage to promote physical distancing. Computer stations are spaced out to maintain distance between customers. Patron visits are also limited to one hour and children must be accompanied by an adult.
We have increased our typical cleaning protocols and will regularly wipe down high-touch surfaces throughout the day. Toys and other interactive activities have been removed from our youth spaces, and our meeting room will remain closed.
Returned materials may only be returned through our book drops. Any materials touched or used are placed in designated bins inside the library. All of these items are quarantined for up to 72 hours, or cleaned with a disinfectant.
Although we do not have a specific time set aside for vulnerable, high-risk customers, please feel free to call and make special visiting arrangements. We will also continue to offer curbside service for pickup and return of materials. Simply call the library ahead of your visit.
WHICH SPECIALTY SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE?
The Library’s fax/copier machine and public computers are available for use . However, only staff will operate the copier/ fax and computer assistance will be very limited. Public use of library telephones is not permitted. Notary service is available by appointment
WHEN WILL STORYTIMES, MEETINGS, AND OTHER IN-PERSON PROGRAMS RESUME?
At this time, we will only offer in-person programs where we can guarantee proper social distancing and group size limits. Weather permitting , storytimes, book clubs, and teen activities may be held outside. Otherwise, these events may be held online. Some programs are online only. Please check our website, social media, or events calendar for more details.
MAY I DROP OFF BOOK DONATIONS?
At this time, we cannot accept book donations. We will set a date to resume book donations for the Friends of the Library book sales.
You may get the latest information from the CDC www.coronavirus.ohio.gov or the Lake County General health District www.lcghd.org. Also, www.coronavirus.ohio.gov is the State of Ohio’s source for updated, accurate information to help you prepare for and protect against coronavirus disease/ COVID-19 .