Library Services Update

As part of our ongoing efforts to keep library staff and patrons safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pulaski County Library District has enacted the following guidelines.
1. Library Service Changes – Every Monday, the Pulaski County Health Center announces the number of new positive cases in the County for the week. Beginning the week of August 24, 2020, if that number of new cases is greater than 50 (as it has been for the past 2 weeks), the Pulaski County Library District will revert to Curbside only service, with 30-minute computer use sessions available by appointment, until the weekly number of new positive cases drops below 50. Any service changes will begin the Tuesday after the Health Center’s Monday announcements. If the Health Center’s announcement is made on a day other than Monday, any changes to library services will begin on the following day.
2. Requirements for After-School Library Visits – We are hopeful for a safe and healthy year for all of our students, teachers, and school staff! In normal times, the libraries offer programs for children who come spend time at the library after school. We are not able to do so at the beginning of this school year. For now, children will be asked to follow our 30-minute time limit that all patrons are being asked to follow right now, as well as any occupancy limits currently in effect at the libraries (Crocker Library – 5 patrons; Richland Library – 5 patrons; Waynesville Library – 10 patrons). Gaming on the public computers is currently not allowed.
The library will continue to reevaluate the situation and phase in more services as cases decline in our area. Our goal is to balance providing the most services possible in the safest ways possible, and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility as the situation progresses.
Please contact our Library Director, Emily Slama, at 573-774-5026 or with any questions, comments, or concerns.
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