(PRESS RELEASE/Libraries of Stevens County)
On October 6, the State of Washington released guidance for public libraries in Phase 3 counties such as Stevens County. There are many details to address, but the most exciting news is that we can start planning to open doors, with limited services, at up to 50% capacity of normal.
In order to safely open, however, there are many requirements and procedures to be put into place before we are approved by health authorities. We are already working on these issues and hope to be able to move as quickly as possible. Nevertheless, there are some things that will simply take time (e.g. the reopening plan approval process, ordering personal protective equipment (PPE) that is in short supply nationally). We are currently aiming for early November for limited indoor services.
Patrons will continue to have the option to use curbside services that have been in place for months now. We have recently increased our curbside open hours to better meet the needs of the public. Curbside options include: grab bags (ask for a bag of librarian-selected items in a genre or topic that interests you; bag o’movies (check out a bag of several movies in specific themes’ request items via phone, our website, or the myLibro app, and free printing of up to 10 pages.
Again, we ask for your patience as we work with our new plan for service. With your help in complying with the new requirements, we hope to continue to increase hours and expand services as we move forward. We thank you for the support and understanding you have shown Libraries of Stevens County.
Visit our website thelosc.org to find branch locations and contact information, or to download items from our downloadable ebook and audio-book collection.