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Minocqua Library reopens June 15

June 12, 2020

Beginning Monday, June 15, the Minocqua Public Library will reopen with limited services.

After a long closure the library is pleased to reopen its doors with reduced hours. The library will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Public computer use and printing/scanning/faxing/copy services will be available for 30 minute appointments. Call the library at 715-356-4437 or email [email protected] Library users are encouraged to use computers for checking email, professional or necessary work, and quick printing.

Patrons can browse for materials, however they should minimize their time in the library as the library will be limiting the number of people in the building.

Contact-less drive-up service will continue and is encouraged. Minocqua Public Library users are able to request materials online or by phone, and schedule a pick up at the library’s drive up window. If patrons are not able to use the catalog, library staff can provide advisory services or recommendations. 

Book drops are now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The library quarantines items for 72 hours before they are checked in so patrons should not worry when they see items still showing on their card even though they have been returned. 

The library will add services as they are able, while limiting the number of people in and the amount of time people spend in the library. 

According to library director Peggy O’Connell, library staff will be implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19, including quarantining returned materials, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. Staff will wear face coverings in public spaces and the public is encouraged to also wear masks and practice social distancing.“We are excited to welcome the community back to the library, but want to make sure we are following local guidelines for reopening safely, that is our utmost priority,” she said.

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