COVID-19 Monitoring and Measures
March 10, 2021
While the Chilton Public Library is always looking for improved ways to offer and expand our services, the staff never envisioned that we would be forced to suddenly figure out how to navigate an environment where scientists were learning right along with us. We went from a hustle and bustling building that felt full of life, learning, and conversation to no one, including staff, being allowed in the building over the course of seven days. We suddenly had to learn how to be film makers, over-the-phone technical support, web-meeting host, and digital navigators, all while trying to support and service the community and keep our patrons and staff safe and healthy.
It has been a long year, but through it all we have seen our community come together to protect each other, to support those small, local businesses, and we have had the opportunity to see the best in people and reconnect to our patrons
The Chilton Public Library is excited to kick off National Library Week by reopening the building starting Monday, April 5. While we would love to return to business as “normal,” we still have our patrons and staff’s health and safety in mind. The library will continue to follow CDC and state and local health department’s recommendations and guidelines while open. Based on the COVID-19 disease activity burden levels, there will be limitation to how many people can be in the building at one time, time limits to browsing and computer/study table uses, group gatherings, and the requirement of face coverings by all staff and patrons. Curbside services will continue to be offered for those who are in need of ADA accommodations and any patron that wishes to use it.
The library thanks the community for their understanding and support over the last twelve months. We look forward to welcoming you back into the building. If you have any questions, please contact the library at 920-849-4414 or visit the library website: www.chiltonlibrary.org
Chilton Public Library Temporary Policies: COVID-19
Current Level of Service
Calumet County Burden Rate: 169.0
Curbside pick-up, browsing, study table, computer, fax, and photocopy services.
Face coverings are required at all times when in the library and must cover mouth and nose. *
Limit of 10 people in the library for browsing or computer use (30 minutes’ maximum).
Children under the age of 13 and not yet in seventh grade need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
No group gatherings
The library will continue to offer the ADA reasonable accommodation of curbside and expanded homebound service to all who cannot or choose not to wear a facemask.
*Per CDC guidelines:
This policy was enacted with the support of the Chilton Public Library Board of Trustees, which has "exclusive charge, control and custody of the library building," per state statute (43.58).