We want to let you know our current plans and response regarding the COVID-19 virus.
As always, we consider the safety and health of our patrons and staff. We will continue serving our patrons’ library needs, while also planning for changing circumstances.
We want to assure you that we work hard to keep our building as clean as possible, including cleaning and sanitizing public spaces and surfaces. We regularly clean and sanitize the computer keyboards, counters, and the toys in the Children’s area. Due to the difficulty of keeping up with the cleaning of the children's toys, we decided to remove them for now. We offer multiple hand sanitizing stations throughout the library for use by staff and patrons.
Due to the recommendation for social distancing, we made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone all library programs through the end of March.
We will rely on the expertise of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for direction about further actions. If these precautions are recommended, we will consider:
1. Limiting open hours and services
2. Closing to the public until the threat is over
We encourage everyone to learn about how COVID-19 spreads and what you can do to protect yourself and others. Seek verifiable information from trusted sources, like the above mentioned agencies.
And remember, that through the Atchison Library’s eLibrary, you have access to a large collection of digital media including books, audiobooks, magazines, and movies without ever leaving home. Please call us at 367-1902 if you need help with these services.