Director’s Report

“PHiL’s Place”

WELCOME BACK!

June 1, 2020

Dear Library Member,

So good to see you again! It’s been quite a while since our doors had to close temporarily and my, how has the world changed since then! Probably the annual year-end survey of the most popular buzz words for 2020 will no doubt include “Social Distancing” and “Stay in Place” but unfortunately not, “Play ball!”  

But now your library is turning a page (pun intended!) and we’re here to serve you again as of Monday, June 1st! Yes, things will be a bit different when you first come back but it will get better as we move along.  I like to think we all believe that, it’ll just take some time.

Meanwhile, here’s what we can do for you now:
-full normal operational hours
-one hour computer usage (2 sessions per day)
-dedicated study rooms with computers for e-government services
-curbside pick-up
-online services at www.palmharborlibrary.org
-complete access to all materials
-bookstore reopened (hours Monday-Thursday 10 am-6 pm; Friday and Saturday 10 am-4:45 pm)
-“Make & Take” projects for children and adults

And as with other institutions, we too of course will be taking appropriate safety measures to protect everyone. Here are some examples: 

-All staff are required to wear masks; the public is strongly encouraged to do the same
-Each staff member’s temperature will be scanned every day before entering the building
-All inside doors will be propped open to lessen amount touching of handles
-Sanitizers and sanitizer stations are located throughout the building
-All computer keyboards, tables, chairs, and surrounding areas will be cleaned after each use
-Donations will only be accepted through the drive-thru book-drop
-Shield guards will be located at all service desks
-6’ distancing will be implemented through the removal of various furniture and equipment pieces as well as floor markings

We are more than just bricks and mortar. We are your neighbor. We want to get back to “normal” whatever that is, just like you. We’re feeling our way week by week, making changes as need be yet still trying to move ahead, just like you. No one really knows what is going to happen over the next few months but for now…

Welcome Back!

Gene

Gene P. Coppola, Library Director Palm Harbor Library

 

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