QUESTIONS ABOUT RE-OPENING THE LIBRARY 

On June 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order (EO 2020-110) that will allow libraries across the state to reopen, with restrictions.  We know you have questions.  We will try to answer a few here.  A detailed plan of our curbside services phase and our summer reading program will be coming out soon.  Check back regularly!

 

When will the Ironwood Carnegie be opening?

We are currently having some interior work done at the library, and our staff will be coming in beginning June 8th to prepare for our re-opening. You can return books in our book drop at this time too.

When will curbside services start?

We are planning to begin our curbside services on Thursday, June 11th. You will be able to put books on hold through our card catalog or call us at 932-0203 and we can do it for you. Our staff will even help you find a great book if you are having trouble finding one on your own! Our schedule will be modified, and we will be publishing that soon, along with details on how our curbside services will take place.

Okay…how do I get to the card catalog?

Go to https://uprl.ent.sirsi.net  and then scroll down to the Ironwood Carnegie Library. To log into your account you need two things: your library card number (enter it with no spaces) and your PIN (the last four numbers of the telephone number you have on file with us.)

Why are you doing curbside pickup?

We are working hard to make certain our staff and our library are prepared to serve our community during the time of COVID-19. We have followed the Governor’s executive orders, kept updated on health and safety measures provided by the CDC, the Health Department, MIOSHA, the American Library Association, and the Library of Michigan. We need to adjust the way we provide our library services to make sure you and our staff remain safe and doing it in phases will help us to make sure we are doing just that. Curbside pickup is one phase of how we will begin to serve you now that the libraries can reopen with some specific requirements.

Will we be able to come inside the library?

As much as we wish we could just go back to the way it was back in the beginning of March, we know that we are living in a different environment right now. We are beginning with curbside services, and as we move into our next phase, we will be setting up a visiting schedule so we can safely serve patrons inside our building. We are hoping this will happen by the end of June.  We are excited to once again be able to provide  the resources you enjoy, and we need to make sure that everyone is safe while we do that.

Will things be different?

The library will need to look and act differently once we people begin coming inside. We are getting all the necessary PPE, rearranging and in some cases removing furniture and displays, setting up stations to disinfect books and materials, and adapting our services to make certain we are ready to be the safest, best library we can be. Our hours may be modified, we will have fewer public computers available, and our programming may be discontinued or limited to make and take projects and/or online programs for a while. But we will still be your library, helping you to find great material and resources!

 

I had books on hold when you closed. Are they waiting for me now?

If they were from our library, they are waiting for you. Books that came from other libraries were sent back. You can put them on hold again or call us and we will do it for you. For now, we can only put holds on books from our library. We will let you know when the interlibrary loan service is up and running again.

 

What about books I have put on hold during the closure. Are they still on hold?

They should be!   Once we open, we will have them processed and ready for you to pick up curbside. You might want to log in to your account to see what you have on hold. If you no longer want something, please cancel it!

Will I have fines if I have not returned by books during the closure?

No fines accumulated from March 18th on, and that will continue to June 15th. If you had fines prior to that, they would still be on your record.

Will there be a Summer Reading Program?

Yes! We are working on that right now. This year, you will be able to set your own goals and do it on a paper log or online. We will be getting out info in the next few weeks. We will also have take and make projects for participants.  Stay tuned!

It's been almost three months since we last saw our patrons, and we are so excited to be able to do that again!  We wish we could wave a magic wand and do everything just the same as we did a year ago...please know that we will do our very best to be the library you deserve.  All of us at the Ironwood Carnegie Library-the staff, the board, our volunteers, and our Friends group, thank you so much for being our patrons and for being so patient over the past three months.  We will see you soon!

Cialis Levitra PreisLevitra Schweiz

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