Update: We opened back up on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Details here.
We have missed you terribly! During the closure, we have been steadily working to make improvements at your libraries! In addition to the online offerings you’ve seen on social media, here’s a sampling of how we’ve been hard at work:
- So much cleaning!
- Weeding, shifting, reorganizing, labeling, cataloging, and mending the various collections at all 4 branches
- Finished painting the children’s area in Rustburg, added fun murals to the wall at Timbrook and Altavista, and painted the Brookneal bathroom and back hallway
- Audiobook swap, so there is fresh content for those of you that browse the audiobooks
- Updated signage, book displays, and reader’s advisory resources
- Planning for a virtual Summer Reading Program
And, we are really excited to begin thinking about reintroducing some library services to you! The Library Board of Trustees, Library Director, and CCPLS staff have collaborated to create a reopening strategy with health and safety at the forefront.
We would like to introduce to you the CCPLS Reopening Story…
Chapter 1: CCPLS Trustees meet to finalize and the approve plan. Check! (5/18/20)
Chapter 2: Book drops reopen 24/7. All items will have a 72 hour quarantine before check in, so expect a short delay before items disappear from your account. There will be no late fees assessed for items in your possession during the closure. Did something go haywire with your account? Then give us a call- we are happy to waive your fine! A helpful video can be found here. (5/19/20)
Chapter 3: Holds system turned back on. In preparation for curbside service, the holds system will be activated a few days prior to the first appointment. Patrons may place up to 10 items on hold to be picked up the following week when curbside service begins. (5/22/20)
Chapter 4: Curbside! Details available here. This service will be contactless, but we still can’t wait to see your smiling faces through the window! Hours for pickup will be M-F 9:30am- 5pm for Rustburg, Timbrook, and SRML-Altavista and T-TH 9:30am-5pm for PHML-Brookneal. (5/27/20)
Chapter 5: Summer Reading begins. This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story.” We are going virtual! Details here. (6/1/20)
Chapter 6: CCPLS Trustees meet to re-evaluate plan and affirm a path forward. (6/15/20)
Chapter 7: Libraries reopen physical spaces on an amended schedule with reduced services. Did we mention that we’ve missed you? (6/16/20)
Chapter 8: Gradually phase back in services when safe and appropriate. (Ongoing)