After careful consideration, customers will once again be able to browse Pickerington Public Library’s collections and gain access to computer-related services, notary and proctoring assistance. For those still homebound, the library will continue providing e-branch resources, programming and curbside accommodations.
Because of new temporary hours and safety measures to keep customers and staff safe and healthy, the library may look and feel a little different when our doors re-open. However, the library staff the community knows and loves will continue efforts to offer quality service and provide a pleasant experience for our valued customers.
New temporary hours to begin July 6:
Sunday 1-5 p.m. | Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m. | Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Friday closed | Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Though not all public spaces and services will be immediately available, the library has the health, safety, and well-being of our community at the forefront of re-opening procedures. Over time, services will be reintroduced following careful review and preparations following guidance from local and state health authorities in accordance to CDC guidelines.
Read further to learn more about what to expect and how to prepare before your next visit.
What to expect: As stated, the library will look and feel a little different when our doors re-open. Though staff will be wearing masks, they will still be smiling and ready to help customers locate items, checkout materials or use our low-touch self-checkout stations. Established virtual and curbside services will continue. Seating in the library has been arranged to encourage social distancing. Customers will also have limited access to computer or office resources. Conference and meeting rooms will not be available until a later date yet to be determined. Reserved materials will be managed by staff and inaccessible to customers. Finally, for everyone’s safety, all returned materials are quarantined for 72 hours before making them accessible to the public.
How to prepare: When planning your visit, check the new library hours online or by phone. We are asking customers to please wear a facemask when in the library. Respect recommended hygiene practices – sanitizer is available throughout the library for hand washing and staff and customers should remain 6’ apart. Stay home if you feel unwell and utilize our digital services or call the library for assistance. For further questions about services, including notary and proctoring, call the library ahead of time.
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