Algoma Public Library Reopening Plan June 22 to July 24
Algoma Public Library will be open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am – 5pm. Curbside pickup will also be available by appointment, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12pm – 6pm. When possible, we strongly encourage patrons to use curbside pickup and our outdoor drop boxes rather than entering the building. Call (920)487-2295, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.algomapubliclibrary.org/ to schedule or enquire about curbside pickup. Curbside will also be available to patrons during our open hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
The following rules and limitations will apply to all patrons entering the library:
A face covering and social distancing protocols are required.
Using hand sanitizer when entering the building is required.
A limit of 10 people, not including staff, will be allowed in the building at one time.
Patrons are asked to limit their time inside the building as much as possible. Loitering inside the building or near the entrance is prohibited.
Children/teens under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
We request that patrons put any unwanted items they touch into marked containers that can be found throughout the library. All items will be quarantined for 72 hours.
Anyone feeling sick and/or displaying symptoms of illness should not use the library. The library reserves the right to refuse service to anyone displaying symptoms of illness.
Library Staff reserves the right to ask anyone to leave at any time.
Our bathrooms are closed to the public except for medical emergencies. Restrooms will need to be cleaned after every use, and we do not have a full-time custodian on site.
Computers will be available on a limited basis. Appointments are strongly encouraged!
A one hour time limit will be enforced.
Appointments for computer use are strongly encouraged, and can be made by calling the library at (920)487-2295. Patrons will be allowed to have one appointment scheduled at a time.
Walk-in computer use is allowed, but we cannot ensure availability. Appointments for computer use will take precedence over walk-ins. Patrons will not be allowed to loiter inside the building or near library entrances while waiting for an available computer.
Staff may provide assistance, within the limits of social distancing, proper sanitation, and personal comfort levels. Staff may refuse to provide assistance on computers or personal devices.
Use the library at your own risk. By patrons voluntarily using the library, the library board views this as an acknowledgement, on their part, of the contagious nature of COVID-19, or any illness, and that patrons voluntarily assume the risk that they and/or their family may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19, or any illness, by utilizing the library. Patrons need to understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19, or any illness, at the library is real. The library is taking precautions to help prevent any exposure or infection, but cannot be held liable if it should happen. This plan may change without notice if new recommendations or requirements cause us to reevaluate and revise our procedures and plan. The public shall be notified as soon as possible of any such changes.