Reopening, Chapter 1
The library will reopened the public for essential services on Monday, June 1st, at 11:00 am. Based the guidelines from the CDC, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Dodge County Public Health, the following guidelines will be in place.
The Juneau Public Library (JPL) is defining essential services as:
- Browsing for materials
- Printing, photocopying and faxing
- Internet Access
- Picking up items on hold
To encourage social distancing and to reduce the demand on patron/staff interactions happening at the same time, library occupancy, including library staff, will be held at a capacity of 15 people.
Library hours will be temporarily reduced to allow staff time to pull holds in the morning and sanitize the space in the evening.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
All loan periods and checkout limits are being restored to pre-COVID-19 closure policies. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting economic stress placed on our community, JPL is temporarily suspending fines for materials returned late.
All in-person programming has been postponed until the Fall of 2020 for adult and youth services. The Library launched it’s Summer Reading Adventure on Monday, June 15 with virtual summer reading challenges set up for all ages (Babies & Toddlers: 0-3, Kids (4-12), Teens (13-17), Adults (18+). Registration for the virtual Summer Reading Adventure can be accessed at http://juneau.beanstack.org. Patrons can also download the Beanstack Tracker app from either the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store to manage their reading and activity challenges. A paper option is available for citizens who may not have Internet access in their homes.
Beginning June 1st, our curbside pick-up service will be available by request only. Due to staffing capacity and challenges as a result of COVID-19, we are unable sustain both library essential services and our curbside pick-up services at the level we maintained during our closure.
Please note the plan approved by the JPL Board of Trustees and the City of Juneau’s Public Safety Commission is a guideline only. Dates and procedures are subject to change on a moment’s notice based on information as it’s released by the Dodge County Public Health Department and the CDC. Phases of reopening the library may be implemented in order, skipped, or reverted back to if prudent.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this process and continue to serve our community to the best of our ability.