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Keeping you Informed - an update from your Library

March 23, 2020 at 3:44 PM by Brandi Cummings


Summary: We miss you, but more importantly, we are doing everything we can to keep you and our staff safe.


We miss you, but more importantly, we are doing everything we can to keep you and our staff safe. That means that effective Tuesday, March 24th, our staff will no longer be coming into our buildings.

We have spent this last week together working on projects and live streaming storytimes. We have tidied our shelves, shifted our collections, and given some extra love and care to the cleaning of our spaces and toys. We've met you at the curb to deliver holds and checked in your items as they were returned. 

This will be a big change for all of us. For the safety of our staff, we have locked the book drops and ask that you keep your library materials at home at this time. All due dates will be extended and no fines will accrue while we are closed. Holds will be extended and waiting for you when our doors open again. Please do not leave materials outside of the libraries - we would hate to have to charge anyone for items that become damaged. 

We know that there is a lot of uncertainty right now. But one thing we know for sure is that Kenosha is a vibrant and resilient community. We get to see the strength of this community as people rally together in our meeting room to support each other and local causes. We get to see the beauty of our neighbors as we all laugh together during a Midday Movie, explore strange and awesome history at Old Weird America, or beam with pride watching young readers turn into leaders in our storytimes and kid classes. We get to chat with you while you check out books, attend a computer class, or start your small business.

We look forward to getting back into the swing of things with you soon. For now please feel free to connect with us over social media or through the Digital Library. Check out some of our resources on the Digital Library tab. You may need your library card number and pin to sign in. 

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