It’s no secret that our world has been turned upside down in 2020, and while we would like to try and give our area children as much normalcy as possible, we also need to keep our community’s safety in mind.
With much deliberation and research, while following the health department’s recommendations and guidelines, our Scribner Public Library board and myself have decided to create the following rules for this upcoming school year…
•The safety of our employees: if I get sick, this entire library shuts down till I am better.
•Older adults come in the morning, so each day after students leave, the entire library needs sanitized.
•The library will be closed to the public while the kids are here because our limit is 10 students.
The Library Is Not A Daycare
•This facility is an extension of their education.
•We encourage parents to make firm childcare plans that do not include the library.
•While we have taken great pride in our institution with offering our children a safe place to reside after school, we do want to make it clear that we will not be offering our typical after-school program.
Taking It Back to The Basics
•We will not be offering technology use, in terms of computer games. There will be no LEGO’s, no board games, no food, no drinks. The students can come to do their homework, or they can read. Those are the new choices.
•If you have no other choice, other than your child coming to the library after school, parents will need to notify me beforehand via phone, email, or Facebook so we can plan for social distancing.
•Limit of 10 students per day
•We expect you only send your children if they are in good health.
•The library will only be open until 5pm.
*These rules are subject to change at any point in time at the discretion of myself and the library board.
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Angie Brainard, Director of Scribner Public Library
Scribner Public Library Will Begin to Open for Public Access with RESTRICTIONS on
Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
• Hours Monday-Friday 11:00-4:00
• Staff and Patrons are required to wear masks.
• Hand Sanitizer to be used upon entrance to the library.
• Computer availability and usage will be limited. Research only, no games.
• Any children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Children’s toys/games have been removed from the library
• There will be a 30-minute time limit on each visit.
• No more than 10 patrons are allowed into the library at one time.
• Items returned to the Library should continue to be placed in the drop box.
• Books/Materials will continue to be quarantined for 72 hours after returned.
• It is recommended that one person per household visit.
• Please do not enter if you or someone in your household has been sick.
The Scribner Public Library Board and Director reserves the right to modify these restrictions at any time. You are using Scribner Public Library at Your Own Risk.
Remember, we are taking these precautions to protect our Patrons and our Staff! Please be Understanding.
Patrons can still call 402—664-3540, email firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook message or text Angie if you would like to use curbside pick-up or delivery
Imagine Your Story! Summer Reading Sign-Up!
At this time, we are planning to begin the Summer Reading Program, Monday, June 1st. Due to Covid-19, we are unsure if we will be able to meet in person. Please fill out the Registration Form, the questions asked help us to determine meeting times, internet availability, and interest in online programming. You do not have to have internet access to participate and we will do our best to make our program accessible to everyone.
Yes, there will be a Summer Reading Program this year!
I am currently working on many ways to make this accessible for all of our Scribner Youth. With the Internet many things are possible, but we are also planning many activities that are done without the Internet. As restrictions, guidelines and information change constantly, we will do our best to always consider everyone’s safety.
Summer Reading has always been My Time with the children and I miss them so very very much. And I think it is so important for them to still be able to participate in some of their normal summer activities.
So, stay tuned! I am working on some seriously fun stuff!
Also, if you have an idea for an activity please share!!!! I would love to hear from you!
The decision to close is never an easy decision. People of all ages use the Library for many different reasons. Some use it exclusively for books, many stop in to use our computers, some just stop by to use our WiFi on their own devices. At this time, the Scribner Public Library will follow the school schedule for closing, effective immediately. I will be reachable by phone and available for book deliveries, Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Our catalog is accessible online!
If after hours please feel free to message me on Facebook. Remember the Library does have Overdrive available to download books! It is a simple process to sign up and I would absolutely love to help you!
Our WiFi will still be available, most know the password but if not, Please call the Library at 402-664-3540
We are doing our very best to consider the health and safety of everyone in our community.
Stay Safe Everyone, Angie
Join us at the Mohr Auditorium for an afternoon with the Zoo!!!!
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[slideshow_deploy id=’480′]We are planning for Summer Reading now! Watch for our Donation Request, Donation Ideas, Games, Reading Prizes, Juice,or Snacks? and Thank You in Advance for continuing to invest in our Scribner Youth!