Phase II Operating Plans


The following are Ida Rupp Libraries plans for reopening to the public under in our second phase of our reopening plan. We are very excited to welcome our patrons back into your library. Things may look different that you remember when you last visited the library. These protocols may change as conditions warrant to ensure the safety of our community and staff.


Health and Safety Precautions

What we’re doing to protect our patrons:

  • Offering contactless holds pickup.

  • Maintaining 6 feet of distance between each other.

  • Wearing face coverings while inside the library.

  • Following cleaning and disinfecting protocols put out by the CDC.

  • Quarantining returned materials for 7 days.

  • Checking staff temperatures daily and staying home if not feeling well.

  • Limiting the number of patrons permitted in the building at a time.

  • Removing seating in the library.

  • Not allowing unattended minors.

  • Moving all programming to virtual programming, or activities in the community. All in person programs and meeting room reservations have been canceled through at least the end of 2020.

  • Toys, puppets and other non-circulating items have been removed from the library.

What we're asking you to do:

  • Do not enter the library if you currently have or recently had a fever, cough, shortness or breath, or are feeling unwell.

  • Keep your hands clean.

  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others.

  • Wear a face covering while inside the library.

  • Follow all directional signs and floor markings.

  • Return any library materials to a drop box, rather than placing on any counter, or handing to staff.


Limited Computer Use

Computers have been spaced apart and will be disinfected between each use.  Please visit the front desk to reserve a computer. Computer sessions will be limited to 30 minutes a day.  One-on-one computer assistance will not be offered at this time.

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