Library reopening - May 26
For Grab & Go Services
May 21, 2020 update:
- Grab Bag Service ends this week! The last day to call and order a Grab Bag is Friday, May 22.
- Curbside Service will continue for vulnerable individuals. Pickup will be between 9-10:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, before the Library opens.
- Online programs will continue - see our June event calendar for details.
Library hours starting Tuesday, May 26:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 11am - 6pm
During our Grab & Go phase, you can:
- Browse and check out items in the Teen and Adult collections, and selected items from the Children's Library.
- Use a public computer once a day for up to 45 minutes.
- Use wifi with your own device once a day for up to an hour.
- Outreach deliveries for homebound patrons.
What will not yet be available:
- The Children's Library, study rooms and meeting rooms will remain closed.
- No in-person meetings or programs.
- No newspapers, magazines, laptops, headphones, games or toys.
- Seating will be limited to computer and wifi stations.
What we are doing to keep our patrons safe:
All Library staff will be wearing face coverings, and gloves when working with patrons or materials.
We will be sanitizing high-touch surfaces every hour--including door handles, chairs, computers and workstations, restrooms, and tables.
Library staff will maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet between ourselves and others.
Staff will wash their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
When we are not feeling well, no matter how minor the symptoms, we will stay home.
What you can do to keep others safe at the Library:
Wear a face covering when in the Library. If you do not bring your own, you can get a disposable covering at the circulation desk.
Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and anyone who is not a member of your household.
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or using the restroom.
Keep your small children with you as you browse the stacks, and leave your children at home if you plan to use the public computers.
If you are not feeling well, no matter how minor the symptoms, please stay home.
Find out more
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The library has many offerings via its online collection, including tons of databases, SLED (more than 15,000 e-books to support kids K-8) Freegal (free music), Mango (learn a free language) BrainPop (kids), Cypress Resume (create or polish!) and MUCH more, including a newly beefed-up Alaska Digital Library.
Additionally, many reading and educational websites have granted FREE access during the COVID-19 Pandemic, including:
Tumblebooks (Free until Aug. 31, 2020; collections include romance, math, teens and all ages)
Audible Books for Kids (Free until school reopens)
Free kids shows on Amazon (no Prime membership necessary)