And now, for the moment we’ve all been waiting for…. (Drum roll, please!) Curbside pickup begins Monday, May 18th! How will it work, you ask? Read on….
1. Choose the materials you’d like to request. Feel free to place holds online if you’re comfortable doing so. If not, just email your requests, and I’ll place the holds for you. You can also call the library at 763-2875 and leave a message specifying which items you’d like. Remember, some items (such as puzzles) may not be entered into the system, so if you know we have something but you can’t find it in the catalog, just let me know.
2. Using gloves, I’ll gather your requests, disinfect the covers, and place them inside a grocery bag. Then, I’ll set the bag on the back porch. It will have a tag with your name and instructions for disinfecting or quarantining items once you get them home.
3. I’ll contact you via email and/or phone when your items are ready. (If you can only pick up items at certain times, email me to let me know, and we can make arrangements.)
How long is the lending period?
The lending period will be one month for all materials – old and new, books, DVDs, games, puzzles, you name it. As usual, we’re not crazy-strict with return dates, but please consider that others might be wanting to read the material you’ve checked out (especially if it’s new).
Can I request items through interlibrary loan?
The interlibrary loan service was put on hiatus for a spell, and libraries are just beginning to start it back up. Once there’s a sufficient number of libraries using the system, we’ll start back up, too. I’ll let you know when that happens.
How will returns work?
Please return materials in the book slot in the front door and not the book drop in the back. (The height of the book drop makes it difficult to retrieve items safely.) If you have any items out currently, please return them using the book slot as soon as you are able.
How will you handle returns?
Using gloves, I’ll retrieve items and then quarantine them for 10 days before handling them.
If you have any questions or concerns, send me an email or give me a call. I’m happy to chat any time.
(802) 763-2875 (Library)
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