Library to expand hours and services

Patrons encouraged to wear masks, sanitize hands
By 
DAN BENSON
Ozaukee Press Staff

Beginning Monday, July 6, the Oscar Grady Public Library in Saukville will launch phase two of its reopening process, with expanded hours, services and occupancy.

According to an announcement from Library Director Jen Gerber:

Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and closed on weekends.

Occupancy will be increased to 50% of capacity, based on the library’s square footage, which enables people to maintain social distancing.

Services will include checkout and return of library materials, Inter-Library Loan services, public internet and wireless access, printing, photocopying and faxing, minimum programming of outdoor events, and access to the Digital Media Conversion Lab and the Jim and John Peterson archive collection.

Curbside Pickup will still be available upon request for seniors and patrons with vulnerable health risks.

The Youth Services Department and Youth Circulation Desk will remain closed to the public, although materials located in the Youth Services Department will be available for checkout.

The Library’s Community Room and drinking fountains will not be available for public use.

Library staff will continue to wear cloth masks, wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer provided by the Village.

Plastic shields have been installed at the Circulation Desk to assist staff with service to the public.

Gerber also encouraged patrons to wear masks, use hand sanitizer or wash hands frequently and maintain social distance when visiting the library.

“The intent of the library is to continue to re-open incrementally through a conservative and careful approach,” Gerber said. “Similarly, phases may revert, or the library may close, if at any time an elevated health risk is determined to exist to the public or the staff.”

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