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Boulder Junction Public Library open by appointment

June 19, 2020

The Boulder Junction Public Library will be open by appointment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays as of Wednesday, June 17. Appointments will be scheduled for 15-minute increments with a maximum of eight people in the library at one time. Walk-ins will be accepted if the library is not at maximum capacity.

Patrons are welcome to check out materials, use the public computers with time limits, or copy and scan documents. The library’s WiFi network is accessible outside the library and is available 24/7. There are benches and tables outside the building for the public to use. The library will offer increased access when the Boulder Junction Community Center lobby is opened.

Patrons are still welcome to request contactless curbside pickup of library materials, and are asked to remain home or use only curbside library service if they are experiencing any COVID-19, cold, or flu symptoms or if they have been exposed to anyone who has COVID-19 or is awaiting test results. contactless curbside pickup is available by appointment on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m.

There will be some changes to the library facility and services in order to serve the community in a safe and responsible way. Patrons should enter and exit through the Reading Garden door on the south side of the building while the Community Center lobby remains closed to the public. All library materials must be returned in the outside book drop on the east side of the building. Patrons over the age of 2 are asked to wear a mask, limit the size of their group to two people or less if possible, and children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Patrons are advised to use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the library. The library will provide disposable face masks and hand sanitizer for public use. The library will also be cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

There are some changes to the library’s space to help maintain 6-foot social distancing between library patrons. These changes include disabling some library computers, removing some seating areas, and marking safe distances at our circulation desk. Prolonged socializing or extended stays at the library are not permitted at this time.

The library is quarantining all materials for 72 hours before returning them to circulation, so there may be some delays in clearing items from a library card. If unable to return library materials for any reason, call the library and ask for a renewal.

The Boulder Junction Public Library cannot guarantee a germ-free environment. With this knowledge, entering the library is done so at one’s own risk. The library may close again based on guidelines from county, state and national health organizations. If a staff member or patron is sick and has been in the library, the library may need to temporarily close for cleaning and disinfecting.

To schedule an appointment to visit the library in-person or to arrange contactless curbside pickup, call the library at 715-385-2050 or 715-513-9345.

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