It’s a new school year !

…and the library has some new visiting procedures.

As you prepare for the start of school, Fairport Harbor Public Library would like to share some changes in our procedures regarding use of and access to the library building.  This will be of particular importance to the families of students that are accustomed to visiting the library after school to study, use the computers, socialize with friends, and await rides home.  

  • Grades PreK-5:  must be accompanied by an adult caregiver when coming into the library. 
  • Grades 6-8:  may visit without a guardian but must have a permission slip during each visit. – The permission slip is available at the door or printable from the library website.   
  • Grades 9-12: may visit on their own but are expected to follow all library behavior policies.  

** Students in any grade who wish to visit the library during the school day, must have a pass/permission slip from their teacher.

Patrons of all ages are limited to visiting the library to one hour a day.  The library is currently allowing only 10 people at a time within the building limiting visits to one hour allows everyone the opportunity to access our materials and resources safely.  If we are at capacity, students and other patrons will need to wait to be admitted or may wish to visit at another time.  

To adhere to social distancing regulations, public computer use and seating are very limited.  Patrons and students are asked to make their library visits quick and brief. We strongly encourage all library users to browse the computer catalog and place holds in advance of their visit and to take advantage of our free eMedia and online research resources.  

The FHPL staff is devoted to helping you and your children navigate this time. If something is unclear, please call the library before sending your children or students to the library. Currently, the library’s open hours are: 

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM 
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED 

Due to COVID-19, these protocols and our operating hours are subject to change.  

It’s been a mystifying year,  but we at the library are as committed as ever to our service to the schools and the community.   We always look forward to seeing your kids in the library and are disappointed that we have to limit their visits due to this public health crisis. We regret any inconvenience and thank you for your patience, flexibility, and understanding.   If you have any more questions as the new school year is approaching, please let us know. 

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