Starting Monday, July 13, the Mazomanie Free Library will be observing Emergency Order #8 of Public Health Madison & Dane County.
This is a critical time for Dane County to minimize the spread of COVID-19, keep people healthy, and maintain a level of transmission that is manageable by healthcare and public health systems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization recommend that individuals wear cloth face coverings when they is public settings where they cannot reliably maintain six feet distance from others at all times. Given the substantial increase in the number s of cases of COVID-19 infection in Dane County, this precaution must now become mandatory. This means that all persons above the age of two years will be required to wear a cloth face covering when visiting inside the library.
Because libraries are at their cleanest in the morning, individuals that are vulnerable to COVID-19 exposure will be able to make appointments to use the library. By county order, we are allowed 25% capacity in the library at any one time, so will be limiting occupancy to 5. Families with young children are requested to send in only one representative family member to reduce the risk of possible COVID-19 exposure.
The library will be open to the public in the afternoon and will be closing an hour earlier than usual each day for cleaning. Disinfecting high-touch areas will also be performed throughout the day as well. Public hours will also be limited to 5 individuals at a time and some time restrictions may apply if people are waiting to enter.
Everyone inside the library should wear a cloth face covering. If anyone enters without one, library staff will provide a disposable mask. Everyone should continue to observe social distancing of 6-feet and to use hand sanitizer as needed, upon entering and when leaving the library. Library materials can be returned via the book drop.
Masks and distance are really the two most effective means of slowing the spread of COVID-19, and since the library is a public place and open to everyone, we must do everything we can to keep our community healthy. Thanks for understanding.
Mazomanie Free Library Hours, beginning June 22:
Vulnerable individuals, by appointment: M-F, 10am-noon
Curbside Pickup: Sat., 10am-noon
Open to the public use of library (limit: 5 persons at a time): M-Th, 2-6 pm; Fri., noon-4 pm.
Library patrons should be aware that the inter-library delivery and requests of other libraries' materials is still not fully operational, but progress is being made weekly to add delivery runs and libraries' abilities to fill requests. However, it should be noted that both items in transit, as well as upon return, will be placed in 72-hour quarantine to prevent spread of possible contaminants. Library records will not be updated immediately due to this delay in quarantine. Any items placed in delivery will generate phone or email notifications as previously, however now that there will be available open hours, it will be assumed that if patrons wish to make appointments to pick up materials, they will call us and we will not follow up with phone calls any longer.
We love our library people and can't wait to see you and hope for all to stay healthy!
No More Overdue Fines -
As of June 1, 2019, the Mazomanie Free Library no longer charges overdue fines on items checked out at this library. All past overdue fines on items checked out at this library are also being waived. Please bear in mind that you may still incur overdue fines from other libraries. Charges for lost or damaged items still apply.
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