new policies to minimize risk of Covid-19 infection

Waldoboro Public Library re-opens June 29

Sat, 06/20/2020 - 1:45pm

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Waldoboro Public Library
Waldoboro  Maine
United States

    WALDOBORO — The Waldoboro Public Library will re-open its doors to public on Monday, June 29.

    To keep in accordance with the guidelines from the Maine CDC, the DECD, and the Maine State Library, the library will have new policies in place to minimize the risk of Covid-19 infection. Masks and social distancing will be required, only five people (excluding staff) will be allowed in the building at a time, only one family at a time will be allowed in the children’s wing, and visits will be limited to 30 minutes. 

    All returns will go in the return box outside even if patrons are coming in to use the library. Items that have been handled while browsing will go on quarantine carts instead of being immediately re-shelved. Patrons will be asked to sign in on entry for contact tracing purposes and to use hand sanitizer before handling the books, movies, etc. One computer will be available for public use. Staff will clean and sanitize high-touch surfaces throughout the day and will quarantine returned items before re-shelving.

    Curbside service will continue to be available for those who would prefer this to coming in the building.

    Due to a sharp decrease in revenues, the library will no longer be open on Fridays. The open schedule beginning June 29 will be Mondays, 12-7; Wednesdays, 10-5; Thursdays, 12-7; and Saturdays, 9-1.

    For more information on the new policies or curbside service, please visit or call the library at 832-4484.