There will be no Pickup Service on Tuesday, August 11. Thank you for your patience.

Starting August 12, the library’s Outside Pickup Service is moving inside. Our new hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, with an additional evening shift on Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. The pick up process will remain the same: you request the materials online, receive an email that they are ready, and then come pick them up. The only difference is that instead of picking up the materials in the garden, you will pick them up at the desk in the library lobby.

Given the suppression of community level spread of COVID-19 in Vermont, the library is ready to slowly start reopening our building. Now, when you come to pick up your library materials, you will also be able to browse new adult and teen materials in the library lobby, and new youth materials in the library reference room (the adjacent room with the large bay windows). There will also be two computers for public access in the reference room. We’re making this change because we’ve heard from many of you that browsing new materials and computer access are the library services you miss that most.

To keep library patrons and staff safe, the rest of the library will remain closed to the public for the time being. Only eight patrons will be allowed inside the library at a time, and a library staff member will be facilitating entry at the side door. It is possible there might be a short wait to enter the library. Masks are required for entry, and social distancing is required once inside. If you are not comfortable entering the library, you can call ahead to arrange to pick up your materials outside.

How else can you help to keep the library safe and comfortable?

  • Please do not visit the library if you have flu-like symptoms.
  • We have hand sanitizer for your use by the side door.
  • Bring your library card so you can use our self-checkout.
  • Try to keep your time in the library under twenty minutes; if you go over twenty minutes and people are waiting to get in, you might be asked to wrap up your visit promptly.
  • Try to keep computer use to short, simple applications; because we need to maintain social distance, library staff will not be able to provide computer assistance as usual.
  • Plan ahead so you can limit restroom use in the library.
  • Remember that the library is not currently open as a space to gather and socialize.

Outside Pickup Service
ilsleypubliclibrary.org/outside-pickup-service/

Digital Resources
ilsleypubliclibrary.org/digital-services/

Staff Picks Virtual Shelf
https://www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org/staff-picks/

Information on COVID-19
ilsleypubliclibrary.org/questions-about-covid-19/

Get a New Library Card, or Renew Your Card
ilsleypubliclibrary.org/get-or-renew-a-library-card/

Recorded Library Talks, Storytimes, and More
ilsleypubliclibrary.org/recorded-library-talks-storytimes-and-more/

Summer Reading Program 2020
ilsleypubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-2020/

Unemployment Benefits Resources
ilsleypubliclibrary.org/unemployment-benefits-resources//