From the Library Director

A message for our patrons (November 5, 2020)

In reviewing the statistics on positive corona virus cases in Mills County, the Library Board and I feel that opening the library would not be in everyone's best interest for public health reasons. We will continue to reevaluate the situation with guidance from local, state, and federal health authorities.

As we have done since May 18th, we will continue with several services via Curbside Service:

          Check out library items without direct contact - by calling 712-527-5252 for pick up time.

          Grab and Go Craft for Kids - call for pick up time.

          Copies, Printing, Faxing and Scanning available by appointment.

          Answering your questions by phone or email.

In addition to these services, we are now taking appointments for computer use in the library. Please call 712-527-5252 to set up your appointment.  We have safety procedures set in place and will go over them when you arrive.  Computer area will be sanitized before and after your use.  Hand sanitizer is available as well. 

All library materials returned to the library will be placed in quarantine for a short period of time before items are checked in by the staff.  This is a recommendation by the State Library of Iowa.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause!

Please call 712-527-5252 with any questions or concerns you may have during this time.

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Phase 1 of reopening. (February 18, 2021)

IF YOU ARE SICK, PLEASE STAY HOME

Curbside service will be available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am - 4:30pm. 
If you must come to the library, it will be open Tuesday and Thursday, 10am - 4pm and Saturday, 10am - 12pm.

Only the east side entrance will be utilized (back alley entrance).

APPOINTMENTS RECOMMENDED 
(712) 527-5252

We will be limiting the number of people in the library, so if you want to be guaranteed a place, call to make an appointment. 
We ask that patrons remain in the library no longer than 30 minutes.

YOU WILL NEED TO WEAR A MASK
All patrons over the age of 2 will need to wear a mask.  If you do not have a mask, surgical masks will be provided. 
If you do not want to use a mask, curbside service will remain available.

WHEN YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT specify which department(s) you intend to visit:

  • Adult Services  
  • Children's Department
  • Computer use
  • Genealogy
PLEASE FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. 
NO PUBLIC RESTROOM/WATER FOUNTAIN WILL BE AVAILABLE.

 

Any questions or concerns, please call 712-527-5252