Library to Resume Curbside Service May 4

May the Fourth be with us.
The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will resume curbside service and accepting checked out returns on Monday, May 4. The building will remain closed to the public for the time being.
“This the first phase of what we hope will lead us back to regular operations,” said Library
Director Bette Ammon. “A lot depends on people continuing to make an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Ammon said that the library will be partially staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Curbside service will be available 10-6 workdays. Lake City Public Library remains closed, and will not be available as a pick-up site.
Plans call for courier service between most Cooperative Information Network (CIN) libraries to also resume May 4. Some CIN libraries may not be able to participate due to local circumstances.
Patrons will be able to resume placing holds for pickup at the Coeur d’Alene Library which may include participating CIN libraries.
Ammon said that books and other items being returned to the library will be quarantined for three days, according to CDC recommendations, before they are returned to the shelves. Library staff in the building will be practicing social distancing, using protective clothing, and following recommended health practices, she said.
All programs at the library will continue to be offered online at least through May.

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