starting Monday, July 6th
Mon, Tues, Thurs & Friday 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday - 3:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturday - 9:30 - 11:30 am
THE WINTHROP PUBLIC LIBRARY IS RE-OPENING MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020 (1:00 - 5:00 M-F) BUT A FEW RULES . . .
-Curbside pickup is still available and strongly encouraged. Please use our website to see our catalog and call us to let us know.
-ALL patrons whether reviewing items OR using the computer MUST wear a face mask inside the library. Just out of respect for others. You may not know IF you might be a carrier.
-You must use the Hand sanitizer before you enter the Library.
-Only 3 patrons allowed at once inside to review books, audio books or DVDs
-You may have to wait in your car for a turn to come inside. Please do not wait in the doorway or just outside the door due to social distancing being necessary.
-Reviewing books at this time means you let the staff know which book/audio/dvd you are interested in and we will read the book cover jacket to you as wanted and will walk that item to the desk to be checked out. This way we do not have to be cleaning after each person.
-No one under 11 will be allowed in the library unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.
-Play areas and toys will also be prohibited during this time.
-Staff will be available to help make copies and fax
-Magazines and newspapers will be restricted at this time for inside library use but may be checked out.
-We will allow 4 people to be on computers at a time. Computer usage will be on a first come, first serve in 30 minute intervals IF others beyond 4 people are waiting for computer use, you will be asked to let the next person go next and return in 30 minutes. You are required to use the computers WITH the provided disposable computer keyboard cover and let us know when you are done using the computer so that we may clean the keyboards and replace the disposable keyboard covers.
-You will exit out the rear door. That way we do not have a problem with social distancing since we are sharing a doorway with City Hall.
-Bathroom facilities will be limited so please plan accordingly
-All books/audio/DVDs/Magazines must be returned by placing them in the outside Book return. Please do not bring them in with you. (These will be not available to be checked out again for 2 for 2 days so please be patient with getting your wanted items.)
-All items may be renewed by calling the library at: 319-935-3374
***Better to be safe than Sorry!! We're excited to see you, but we also want to keep everyone as safe as possible.***
We hope to have a online reading program available soon to help keep summer reading encouraged.
Welcome to the
Winthrop Public Library
At least, welcome to our website! We are currently closed to the public doing our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We will be checking books out to patrons who let us know what they want. Contact us as mentioned above. Also, check out our Facebook page for activities to do at home.