Grab & Go
The library is open starting Tuesday June 23 for Grab & Go Library service. The library is open our normal operating hours for in-person checking out of materials and for computer use only.
All in person programs, meetings and events inside the library are suspended. We are asking our patrons to please limit the amount of time they spend in the library to ensure equal access and proper social distancing.
Due to it's small size, entry to the Upper Lake Library will be by appointment only. Please call the branch directly to set up an appointment.
Starting July 7, In order to better enforce social distancing and mask mandates, entry to the Middletown Library will be by appointment only.
The following rules will be in effect:
Patrons experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed inside the building.
Please perform a symptoms self check before entering the building:
1. Am I currently experiencing (or have I experienced in the last 14 days) one or more of the following symptoms: temperature over 100 degrees, difficulty breathing, sore throat, new or worsening cough, muscle pain, headache, chills, and new loss of taste or smell?
2. Have I had contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
Face Masks covering the nose and mouth are required at all times while inside the library.
Face masks protect others from you. If you are unable to wear a facemask please call the library before arriving so we can make a reasonable accommodation for you.
Social distancing of at least 6 feet will be required at all times while in the building.
Staff will enforce occupancy limits by limiting entry to the building if the library becomes too full.
Sanitize your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Hand sanitizer or soap and water are available at the library. Please sanitize your hands before using any shared resource.
Please return all items in outside book drops.
Returned library materials will be quarantined for at least 72 hours before being put back on the shelves. The library is not accepting the donation of books, magazines or DVDs at this time.
Limited Public Computer Use
Due to social distancing a limited number of computer stations are available and computer time limits have been reduced to 30 minutes. Time limits will be strictly enforced. Please plan accordingly.
Need help finding something in advance? Visit our library catalog or call the library for help. Library staff will be happy to help you find something before you visit.
Storytime Grab & Go Crafts for you to take and complete at home are available upon request.
Digital books, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, television shows, and other digital content including programs and storytimes remain available at our website, social media pages, and via email.
Per our library use policy, visitors to the library will be asked to leave if they are not following the above rules.
From the Library Use Policy:
Failure to comply with the library's established policies could result in removal from the premises. Repeated violations could result in exclusion from the library, arrest or prosecution. Violations could also result in the restriction and/or termination of Library privileges, including use of library computers and other equipment.
The Library will be following the County of Lake Worksite Prevention Protocol to keep staff safe. Click here to read the protocol.