Gilford Public Library06.10.2020

GILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY REOPENING PLAN - Updated 06/08/20

GILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Reopening Plan
5/4/2020
Updated 6/8/20 The Gilford Public Library was closed on March 18th due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   A plan for reopening follows and is dependent on recommendations from local and national health agencies, social distancing protocols, and critical community needs.  The primary consideration in this plan is maintaining the safety of library patrons and staff while finding ways to provide necessary services that the library is uniquely positioned to perform.  A phased reopening with incremental easing of physical distancing measures is suggested below: Under Governor Sununu’s Stay at Home 2.0 plan, some businesses including retail establishments are allowed open to the public with certain guidelines.  Using these guidelines, the Library re-opened for curbside and home delivery of materials on May 11th with the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.   Virtual programs, access to book drops for library returns, and assistance via email, text, and phone are continued. Patrons were are still not able to use the physical building but materials are circulated and returns are quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours before getting cleaned and put back into circulation.  These limited library services will stay in place as long as the following criteria are met: 1.    The Governor does not pull back on the current flex open plan. ...read more