As part of the library’s mission and vision, the board, staff, and leadership prioritize accessibility for all, especially young families. For this reason, mask requirements for children visiting the library have changed from 2-years-old to 5-years-old and up. Masks will be required until library-wide mask restrictions are not part of state safety mandates. Masks are required in all library facilities as well as anywhere on the property, including any outdoor events and classes. Food and drinks are still not allowed in the library buildings at this time.
Customers are also able to access tables, computers, and business centers freely without online reservation. However, the two-person limitation per table will continue to be enforced. At this time, there is no change to meeting and conference reservations. The Homework Help Center will also remain virtual, by reservation only. As the school year ends, the last day for the Homework Help Center is May 20. Hold requests are also returning to self-serve at Pickerington Main. Staff will continue to assist at Sycamore Plaza.
With the changes in protocol, the library is now accepting book donations. As a reminder, the library cannot guarantee that any donated materials are added to the library’s collection. The library does not accept used textbooks, magazines, and newspapers, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, or CDs. Once donated, materials become property of the Pickerington Public Library and the disposition of those materials are at the discretion of library staff. Donated materials will not be returned to the donor.