We are in the midst of an experience that is so shockingly unique that it seems impossible to put into perspective. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, we have been figuring out how to live in what seems like a new world, one devoid of contact with others and one in which masks prevent us from using cues like facial expressions to aid in communication. As difficult as it is to communicate right now, we’ve been working hard to find ways to provide you with the services and assistance you desire, while doing what we can to keep everyone safe.
We’ve expanded existing services and added new ones, like curbside pickup, home delivery, and chat reference. We expanded our collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks and also began holding all library events virtually.
Access to our wireless internet is available in our parking lot or anywhere on library grounds. We also have a new collection of Wi-Fi hotspots and laptops that you can borrow and take home. Additionally, we’re looking at circulating items from our Workshop, such as musical instruments and sewing machines.
To conclude, I want to say thank you. Thank you for your support, patience, understanding, and cooperation. Closing the library in March was one of the hardest things we’ve had to do. When we opened our doors again in mid-July, seeing all of you come back made us so happy and reaffirmed our commitment to you. We miss you so much. We’re looking forward to the day when we can put aside the Plexiglas protectors, the protective gloves and facemasks, and see your smiles again.