Beginning March 23, 2020, Lincoln Library will be offering limited services to the members of our community. The last few days have been surreal as we have watched businesses close and the school year abruptly come to an end. We closed our door as a way of doing our part in discouraging the spread of COVID-19.
After much thought, we have come to the conclusion that shutting down the library may be adding to the challenges many are being faced with. We offer much more than trying to satisfy the literary needs of our patrons, although that is one of our most enjoyed challenges. Other services that many visit Lincoln Library for include faxing, copies, and the access to computers and Wi-Fi.
Although the door will be locked, as of Monday, March 23, there will be staff at the library from noon until 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday! Saturday hours will be from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. FOR YOUR PROTECTION, PLEASE CALL AHEAD (886-5746 or 213-3097) FOR AN APPOINTMENT. If you know what books you want, we will have them ready and hand them out to you after you knock on the east door of the library. Only one patron at a time will be allowed in the library for no longer than 15 minutes. (This means only one member of a family, not the entire family.) This will give the patron time to send a fax, have copies made, or check out books. If you get no response at the door, a yell through the drop box will provide an adrenaline burst that will propel us to let you in!
All materials must be returned through the drop box so they can be quarantined for 7 days before becoming available for checkout again.
Computers may only be used for adulting purposes and only for a limited amount of time.
Paperback books will be available to take and keep during this time. There will be a cart of books in front of the library from noon to 5:30 PM to prevent any book addict from suffering from withdrawal symptoms.
Curbside Wi-Fi access is available. We prefer for you to enjoy our Wi-Fi within the safety of your vehicle; if not, please keep social distancing in mind, and stay at least 6 feet from others. This service will be monitored; please keep out-of-vehicle Wi-Fi use to a 15-minute time period.
If you are a regular patron who needs books dropped off at your door, please contact the library during the hours of noon to 5:30 PM.
We want to be of service to our community, but to do so, we must stay well. Unless you feel as strong and fine as turpentine, please send a well person to run your errands.
PLEASE STRICTLY FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES SET OUT SO THAT WE MAY CONTINUE OFFERING THESE SERVICES UNTIL COVID-19 IS JUST A BAD BUMP IN HISTORY!
If we take the necessary precautions while doing what we can, we can make it through this time stronger than before.
The Staff at Lincoln Library