It is with great pleasure and excitement that I get to announce that the Lititz Public Library will be opening our doors to patrons to come into the library and browse the collection beginning Monday, July 6th. We will be limiting entry based on capacity, so there may be a short wait at times. As always, we may have to adapt our procedures as circumstances dictate – we continue to analyze and adjust as necessary.
Requesting via the online catalog will resume and you may request items as normal from all libraries that are open in the county.
Important things to note:
• Masks are required for entrance.
• Patrons will enter through the community room and exit out the main door.
• We are NOT accepting book, magazine, or puzzle donations.
• There will be no computer use to begin.
• There will be no seating.
• Return items to bins, not staff.
The goal as we work towards a return to library use as we once knew it is to provide patron access to our physical collection. As much as we enjoy the “library as place,” that is not the priority at this stage of reopening.
• Slightly reduced hours from normal, but increased from the current situation:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
• Vulnerable populations have priority from 9am – 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays
As I’ve stated on previous occasions, the better we follow these guidelines the quicker we can move to increased access and services. This new service model is designed to allow our community to access our collection, pick up holds, and check out materials. As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding.
-Ryan McCrory, Director