After being closed since March 13, Easton Public Library will reopen to the public on Monday, July 6, with some limitations on operations and with safety measures in place. The following is the Library’s updated reopening plan:
- Patrons will be required to wear masks at all times and use hand sanitizer upon arriving.
- Children aged three and under will not be allowed in the building.
- There will be a limit of 10 people allowed in the Library at any given time, with a 30-minute time limit.
- Patrons must follow specific traffic flow patterns and practice social distancing.
- Copying and faxing will be handled by staff by appointment only.
- Computer access will be done by appointment as well.
- There will be no access to the water cooler or coffee machine.
- Programming will continue to be offered virtually.
- Curbside pickup and homebound delivery services will continue for those who need them.
- All returns should be placed in the book/video drops, and all returned materials are quarantined for three full days before being checked in.
- Meeting Room Capacity is as follows: 25 for the Community Room and 6 for the Conference Room.
The Library has installed glass shields at the Circulation Desk and wall-mounted hand sanitizers at key service points throughout the building. Furniture has also been reconfigured to discourage groups of people gathering. All staff members will be wearing masks, and bathrooms and high-touch services will be disinfected frequently.
Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for Curbside Pickup only. Library staff are looking forward to reconnecting with the community in person!