COVID-19 Monitoring and Measures

March 16, 2020

Dear Patrons

 

The last few days have been a whirlwind of information and change regarding COVID-19 and area business. The Chilton Public Library have been following it closely to make the best decisions for both the community and staff.

 

COVID-19 is spreading quickly and our aging and immune-compromised populations are at an increased risk with this virus. Travel is being restricted. Schools, restaurants, and entertainment venues are closing.

 

The library is a gathering place for the community and we pride ourselves on trying to stay open as long as possible in times of inclement weather. We recognize that sometimes we are that safe space for many members in our community.  With that in mind, the decision to close is not one that we that we take lightly.

 

Due to the concerns for the health and safety of our patrons and employees, Chilton Public Library will be closed WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 5, and all programming will be cancelled during that time as well.   

 

All digital resources will be available to patrons, regardless of any fees that are currently due on an account. The library’s email and voice mail will be monitored daily.

All materials will be given a due date of April 15.  In addition, all materials currently checked-out will have their due dates changed to April 15.  During the time we are close, materials will not accrue overdue fees and no library cards will expire.

 

Please watch our Facebook and website for more updates on this rapidly changing situation.

Thank you

​Glenny Whitcomb

Library Director

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