COVID-19

UPDATED ON 3-18-2020

At this time, Clinton Public Library remains open with reduced operating hours beginning, Friday, March 20, 2020.  The library’s reduced hours will be Monday thru Friday from 10am until 3pm and closed on Saturdays through Saturday, April 4, 2020.  

We are currently offering for the benefit of our patrons a curbside service within the above hours’ time slot. Please call the library with your requests (a limit of 10 items, please).  We will fill your order and call you to schedule a pickup when ready.  Additionally, the Library offers 24/7 access to a vast digital collection of EBooks, EAudiobooks, EMagazines, plus Storytime videos and virtual courses.

This is a rapidly changing situation and the Library will continue to provide updates on how we are supporting community safety while continuing to provide services in promotion of community access, learning and literacy. Thank you for your understanding as we do our best to maintain the health of our staff and the public.

COVID-19 AND CLINTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

As concerns about COVID-19 grow, the library is following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State and Local Health departments.

We are taking precautions to make sure our staff and customers are safe and healthy. We are asking our patrons to do the same.

Keeping COVID-19 at bay is a community effort.

SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE

  • Signage with recommendations on how to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Elevated cleaning and sanitizing measures in all public areas; twice-daily disinfection of “high touch” areas including desk surfaces, door handles, touchscreens and keyboards.
  • Removal of “high touch” items from service such as headphones, board games, hand-held devices, plush animals and toys. As always feel free to bring your own games and toys to the library.
  • Our staff is practicing social distancing.
  • Stay home and do not visit the library or attend library programs if you are exhibiting signs of the flu or coronavirus.
  • In addition, Staff are encouraged to stay home if they are ill or have a fever

We encourage any concerned customers, especially those in high-risk populations, to stay home if they are feeling ill or are simply concerned about potential exposure.

Clinton Public Library is following the advice of the Indiana State Library and Evergreen Consortium to push due dates forward on books and dvd’s to April 27th. The only exception to this is HOTSPOTS which still are due within 7 days from checkout. “If you feel ill, please don’t make the effort to come to the library to return your materials,” said Becky Edington, Director of the Clinton Public Library.

At this time, Clinton Public Library remains open and we look forward to welcoming you through our doors. Additionally, the Library offers 24/7 access to a vast digital collection of EBooks, EAudiobooks, EMagazines, plus Storytime videos and virtual courses.

We would like to remind visitors that libraries are shared public spaces. For the health and safety of others, please be thoughtful about coming into a library if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.If COVID-19 cases should arise in Vermillion County, the Library is prepared to protect our customers and staff through quarantines, reduced hours, closures, or other health measures as necessary.

This is a rapidly changing situation and the Library will continue to provide updates on how we are supporting community safety while continuing to provide services in promotion of community access, learning and literacy.Thank you for your understanding as we do our best to maintain the health of our staff and the public.

 

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