We are all worrying about the news, I’ve been asked several times if the Library will close. Gracious me, no one wants that but we encourage anyone concerned, especially those in high-risk populations, to stay home if they are feeling ill or are simply concerned about potential exposure. We will continue to offer a downloadable books, audiobooks, and digital magazines via Overdrive. If you need something that is in the building, please give us a call or email and I’m sure we can arrange a safe way of getting it to you. Perhaps a carside, curbside, or at-home delivery to keep you away from the general public? Just let us know and we will do what we can.
Beyond heroics, we are taking routine precautions to keep our friends safe. We are disinfecting often touched surfaces inside the building several times per day. These include: doorknobs, bathroom handles, keyboards and mice, touchscreen on the photocopier, and phones. We wash our hands often – hopefully before or after every transaction, if we can. There is hand sanitizer in both bathrooms and the circulation desk.
Additionally, I am putting together some recommendations for the Board of Trustees to consider regarding programming including storytimes, sick time for staff, criteria for closing the building, education, and alternative ways of delivering our essential services to the beloved town of Jackson.
Don’t forget to be sure to get your information from dependable sources. (Hint: your Facebook feed is not.) The CDC has a terrific guide to help you understand Corona virus or COVID-19. There is also lots of good information about keeping your home and family safe. If you have any concerns, recommendations, or requests, you can reach me directly by calling during open hours or filling out my contact form.
Stay safe and wash your hands,
EDIT:: Wondering what the status of the virus is in NH, I found DHHS has some super information about COVID-19.