Open Again! – with restrictions :)

***This post is constantly being updated. Please read before visiting the library***

The Snyder Public Library is (softly) reopening. The library will be open on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays again, with restrictions:

* Upon entering the auditorium, please sanitize your hands at the hand sanitizing station to your left, next to the girls’ bathroom.

* If you are allergic to hand sanitizer (like Miss Liz), there are wipes available inside of the library. Please wash your hands with soap and water in one of the bathrooms upon entering if you cannot use hand sanitizer first.

* Before entering the library, you must have a mask on that covers your nose and mouth. We have masks available inside if you do not have one.

* Upon entering the library, please sanitize your hands at the hand sanitizing station to your immediate right, just beside the door. Again, if you are allergic to hand sanitizer, there are wipes available.

* Only six patrons are allowed inside the library at one time. You may be asked to wait until someone else leaves.

* Please follow social distancing guidelines, and stay six feet apart from each other at all times.

* If you need to stay for a bit to get something done, please let the librarian know so that she can plan accordingly. Otherwise, you may be asked to leave when another patron needs to come in.

* There are only two computers available to use at the moment, and only one person may sit at the blue table at any given time. This is to maintain social distancing guidelines.

* There will be no club nights or public events until further notice.

We are taking precautions and opening softly to keep everyone as healthy and safe as we possibly can. Everything is wiped down and sanitized/disinfected after a patron has left, and the library is cleaned on a regular basis. The bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected multiple times a day. If you have any questions, please ask.

We are back to normal hours, with Sundays being 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Tuesdays being 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, and Wednesdays being 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. You can call the library and leave a message at 402-568-2570, you can send an email to snyderlibrary@yahoo.com, and you can message the Facebook page to contact me. The Facebook page is the quickest way to get ahold of me, as I will be able to reply ASAP from my cell phone. Please, if you need anything, just ask!

Please follow the rules and guidelines when visiting the library, or you will be asked to leave. We are striving to keep everyone as safe as possible when they visit the library, and we need your help and cooperation to do so.

All of this is subject to change at any time and at the discretion of the library staff, library board, and/or village board.

Stay healthy, stay safe, and keep on reading! 

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Update

Due to the rising concerns and dangers with COVID-19, the Snyder Public Library will be staying closed until May 13th, and that date may end up being pushed forward, to be honest. We are hoping we will be able to officially open again in mid-May; I will post a notice at least a week beforehand letting you all know whether we will be opening or staying closed for a longer period of time.

There are no Club Nights during the month of April, and none for the first half of May. There will be no Dr. Seuss party this year.

There are no late fees for books and movies right now, but please do your best to still return your materials when you can. We still have a drop box for your books – please do NOT drop your DVDs into the drop box, as the DVD and the case will break.

Since we are not officially open, I cannot guarantee that I will be here during regular hours. I am definitely here every Sunday (except April 19th – I am working at the store that day) and Tuesday, and most Wednesdays. I have been picking up shifts at the store, so this may change, except for Sundays. Just look for the “Miss Liz is IN!” sign, call the library (402-568-2570) before you set out, or message our Facebook page, and I will be able to respond to you almost immediately.

You can still check out books and DVDs to keep the boredom at bay; our Wi-Fi is still up and running and free to use (the password is our phone number! no dashes or spaces); if you need to use a computer and our printer, you are more than welcome to stop by and do so; if your child needs craft supplies, paper, bits and bobs, etc for school projects, please feel free to ask me for them; and anything else you can think of, just ask, and I will do my best to help! <3

I miss everyone dearly and cannot wait for the day that we are officially open again. In the meantime: stay safe, stay home, stay healthy, and keep on reading! 

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Announcement, extended closing

Hello, my lovely patrons! Liz the Librarian here with an update!

I have been advised to remain closed until mid-April, due to concerns with and the dangers involving COVID-19. So, for now, our tentative opening date is April 15th. I have been told that this date may change and be pushed back or forward; I will let you all know when I do. But for now, we are still officially closed. There are still no club nights during this time.

BUT! I am still coming in and doing work (thank you so much to the village for letting me!) so we are still offering most of our services for you all!

You can still check out books and DVDs to keep the boredom at bay; our Wi-Fi is still up and running and free to use (the password is our phone number!); if you need to use a computer and our printer, you are more than welcome to stop by and do so; if your child needs craft supplies, paper, bits and bobs, etc for school projects, please feel free to ask me for them; and anything else you can think of, just ask, and I will do my best to help!

As always, you can reach me through the library’s phone number, 402-568-2570, and yes, you can leave a message if you would like. We also have an email address: snyderlibrary@yahoo.com. I will respond to any messages and/or emails as soon as possible. But if you reach out through the Facebook page (facebook.com/necessitynotluxury), I will be able to respond almost immediately, as I am able to access it with my phone.

When I am in the library, I put up a sign saying “Miss Liz is IN!” so you know that I am here, and I am letting patrons in two or three at a time to use our services. The library has been deep-cleaned and disinfected, and will continue to be disinfected regularly.

Again, if you need anything, anything at all, please just ask, and I will help you to best of my abilities!

Stay home, stay safe, and keep on reading!

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