05.26.20 Library Update

We are glad to announce that the Library is moving forward with the next stage of our gradual reopen plan! At this stage, we will begin providing access to the building by appointment along with continuing curbside and delivery services.

If you would like more information about how curbside and delivery services work, please see our earlier Library Update here.

Here’s how Library Appointments will Work:

A limited number of patrons will be allowed onsite at a time. Appointments for 30 and 60 minute lengths will be offered while Librarians are onsite Monday – Friday, 11 AM – 3 PM.

1. Call the Library at 785-227-2710 to schedule your appointment. You can request a 30 minute or 60 minute length; appointments currently start every half hour.

2. When you arrive, please use the front entrance. The exterior door will be open, but the interior door will remain locked. Please knock or call the Library so that we can let you in.

If you require entry from the alley entrance, let us know when scheduling your appointment.

3. During your visit, you are welcome to browse the shelves as normal. If you are bringing materials to return, please continue to use the outside book return. Hand sanitizer is available at the front entrance, the computer stations, and the front desk. Librarians will be wearing masks while patrons are onsite; patrons are welcome but not required to wear masks.

If other patrons have overlapping appointment times, please allow 6 feet of social distancing, which is the length of 3 carpet tiles at the Library. For those using the computers, we will be cleaning computer keyboards and mice after each use.

This current stage will continue for at least 2 weeks; updates on our gradual reopening will continue to be posted here on our website and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your understanding and hope you stay healthy!

05.20.2020 Library Furniture Sale

In order to reopen our building, the Library needs to sell pieces of furniture that we no longer need. To assist with this, we will be holding an online sale through Facebook on Wednesday, May 20, 11 AM – 3 PM. If you are interested in purchasing items and do not have a Facebook account, please call the Library at 785-227-2710 to submit your bids.


Items available for free include shipping pallets and large cardboard boxes.

Items available for freewill donation include a play kitchen, wooden puppet stage, various types of chairs, a folding desk, two desks with cubicle dividers, and metal shelving.

A silent auction will be held for the reading bath tub. Final bids must be submitted by May 27. Pick up arrangements must be made by May 29.

05.05.2020: Library Update

Librarians are now at work preparing for our gradual reopen! Starting Wednesday, May 6, the Lindsborg Community Library will be offering curb-side and delivery services while social-distancing measures are in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This stage of our gradual reopen will last at least 2 weeks; updates will be announced here at our website as well as on our Facebook page.

Here’s how it will work:

1. Log in to the Library Catalog and place reserves for what you want to check out. To sign in, your username is the number underneath the barcode on the back of your card and your password is preset to the last four digits of your phone number.

When you find the item you would like to check out, click on it to display the full record. There will be a button that says “Reserve this item.” Click it to place your request.

If you need assistance, you can also call a Librarian at 227-2710 on Monday – Friday, 11 – 3.

2. Librarians will check out your items, place them in Ziploc bags with your name on the front, and set them out on the bookcase in the front entry way.

3. Come to the Library front entry to pick up your items. The outer door will be unlocked while Librarians are onsite. When you come to pick up your items, please sign in our attendance log. This will help our County Health Department contact anyone at risk for exposure in the event that someone who later tests positive for the coronavirus reports that they visited the Library. If you are unable to pick up your items in person, we will also have delivery service available.

If you are sick, please request delivery service.

4. Return your items to the book drop when you are finished.

5.  All materials will be quarantined before returning to the shelves. This process includes a four day isolation before items are checked in and returned to Library shelves.

Delivery Service Also Available

If you are sick or are unsure if you be able to pickup your items in the time the front entry will be open, we are also offering volunteer delivery service. In order to receive this service, simply add these steps.

1. After you have placed your requests, call or email the Library with your address. If we are unable to answer the phone, leave a message on our answering machine. Our phone number is 785-227-2710 and our email is lindsborglibrary@sbcglobal.net.

2. Librarians will place your requests in a designated location for delivery on Monday and Friday afternoons, 1-3.

3. Librarians or volunteers will place your items near your front door or another weather-protected location you offered when giving your address.

4. If you would like someone to pick up your items when you are finished, call or email the Library for a pick up appointment. Place your items in a weather-proof bag, such as the Ziploc bags they were delivered in, and put them in the designated pick up location near your front door.  You may also return library items to the book drop at your convenience.

We thank you for your understanding and hope you stay healthy!

5/15/2020: Edited for update in quarantine procedures.

05.01.2020 Gradually Reopening the Library

We are glad to announce that we are beginning the process to gradually reopen the Library! We currently have a four stage plan that has been reviewed by the McPherson County Health Department that we would like to share with you.

Stage 1 begins with all Library staff returning starting Monday, May 4 to prepare for our reopen by training on updated procedures and catching up on Library tasks from the past month. Patrons are welcome to return their books through the book drop for Librarians to check in.

Stage 2 is set for May 6: a return of curb-side and delivery services. Librarians will be onsite Monday – Friday 11AM – 3PM to fulfill requests and reference services. Stage 2 will last at least 2 weeks.

Stage 3: Librarians will be onsite Monday – Friday 10AM – 6PM and patrons will be allowed into the Library by appointment. Curbside and delivery services will continue as requested. Stage 3 will last at least 2 weeks.

Stage 4: Full re-open.

The complete reopen plan includes cleaning, quarantine, and sanitation procedures along with other details of how our services will be updated to keep staff and patrons safe. More details on how Stage 1 & 2 services will work will be posted next week.

Our reopen plan is subject to change, following guidance from State and Local Authorities. Updates will be posted on both our website and Facebook page.

If you have questions, please contact the Library Director at lindsborglibrary@sbcglobal.net. We thank you for understanding and hope you stay healthy!

Libraries Transform: April Renovation

To celebrate 60 years of the Lindsborg Community Library – and look forward to the many years ahead – we have received grants from the South Central Kansas Library System and Smoky Valley Community Foundation to make improvements at our library. Additional funding has been provided by the estate gift the Library received from David J. Nutt.

On March 30, the Library continued our building closure and discontinued curb-side and delivery service in order to comply with the statewide stay-at-home order. At the same time,  deliveries for our grant projects were received. Here are just a few of our pictures from the remodel.

 

These grants have transformed multiple Library spaces & we are excited to share the process with you. Most of all, we look forward to when we reopen and share our transformed library with you again!

 

3.30.20 Library Update

In order to comply with Kansas Governor Kelly’s Stay at Home order, the Lindsborg Community Library building will be closed to the public and both curb-side and delivery services will be discontinued indefinitely.

All library materials currently checked out are now renewed through April 27, 2020. Please do not return items while the Stay at Home order is in place. This will be re-evaluated April 20, 2020.

More details will be posted on our website www.lindsborglibrary.org and Facebook page.

We thank you for your understanding and hope you stay healthy!

3.17.20 Library Updates

EDIT March 30, 2020: In order to comply with Kansas Governor Kelly’s Stay at Home order, the Lindsborg Community Library building will be closed to the public and both curb-side and delivery services will be discontinued indefinitely. All library materials currently checked out are now renewed through April 27. Please do not return items while the Stay at Home order is in place.

This will be re-evaluated April 20 and more details will be posted on both our website and Facebook page as they come available. Thank you for your understanding and hope you stay healthy!

The Lindsborg Community Library will be offering curb-side service while social-distancing measures are in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. If you were not able to stock up on Library books or movies in advance, we will still be at work to provide these for you!

Here’s how it will work:

1. Log in to the Library Catalog and place reserves for what you want to check out. To sign in, your username is the number underneath the barcode on the back of your card and your password is preset to the last four digits of your phone number.

When you find the item you would like to check out, click on it to display the full record. There will be a button that says “Reserve this item.” Click it to place your request.

If you need assistance, you can also call a Librarian at 227-2710 on Monday – Friday, 11 – 3.

2. Librarians will check out your items, place them in Ziploc bags with your name on the front, and set them out on the bookcase in the front entry way.

3. Come to the Library front entry to pick up your items. The outer door will be unlocked while Librarians are onsite. If you are unable to pick up your items in person, we will also have delivery service available.

If you are sick, please request delivery service.

4. Return your items to the book drop when you are finished.

5.  All materials will be cleaned before returning to the shelves. This process includes sanitizing covers and edges with 70% rubbing alcohol and three day isolation before items are checked in and returned to Library shelves.

Delivery Service Also Available

If you are sick or are unsure if you be able to pickup your items in the time the front entry will be open, we are also offering volunteer delivery service. In order to receive this service, simply add these steps.

1. After you have placed your requests, call or email the Library with your address. If we are unable to answer the phone, leave a message on our answering machine. Our phone number is 785-227-2710 and our email is lindsborglibrary@sbcglobal.net.

2. Librarians will place your requests in a designated location for our volunteers deliver on Monday afternoons, 1-3.

3. Volunteers will place your items near your front door or another weather-protected location you offered when giving your address.

4. If you would like volunteers to pick up your items when you are finished, call or email the Library. Place your items in a weather-proof bag, such as the Ziploc bags they were delivered in, and put them in the designated pick up location near your front door. Volunteers will pick up items on Thursdays, 1-3 PM, so please have them ready at that time. You may also return library items to the book drop at your convenience.

Many thanks to the Bethany College Criminal Justice Department for providing our delivery service!

We thank you for your understanding and hope you stay healthy!

Edited 3/20/2020 for updates in times these services are available.

Edited 3/30/2020 for updates regarding closures due to Stay at Home orders.

 

3.16.20 Library Updates

In order to follow government recommended social distancing in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Lindsborg Community Library will be closed to the public through Saturday, March 21, 2020. All events are currently cancelled through March 31.

Announcements regarding dates the Library will return to regular hours will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

We thank you for your understanding and hope you stay healthy!

Library Celebrates 60 Years with Grant Projects in 2020!

 

The Library celebrates sixty years in 2020! Next year, we will be looking back to celebrate what has come before and looking forward to celebrate the future of continued excellent library service in our community. Today, we are excited to announce some of what we have planned to help celebrate our 60th birthday.

Thanks to a Libraries Transform matching grant of $25,000 from the South Central Kansas Library System (SCKLS), the Library will be able to transform multiple library spaces for improved patron experience. This will include incorporating book storage at more child-friendly heights for collections targeted to our youngest patrons, improved layout of the adult fiction collection to become more intuitive to navigate the collection, expanding the young adult space for group game play, and more.

Additional funding for this project is provided by an estate gift the Library received from David J. Nutt in 2017. As the gift was given in celebration of the benefits a good library brings to the community, we are honored to use the funds towards a project that will improve library experience for patrons of all ages.

Thanks to a $3,000 Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund grant provided by the Smoky Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) and additional support from a SCKLS General Technology grant, we will also be able to expand technology capabilities at the Library. Most notably this includes the addition of a fourth computer for patron use among other technology updates.

More details will come in the year ahead; for now, please join us in thanking the South Central Kansas Library System, David J. Nutt family, and Smoky Valley Community Foundation for their partnership in supporting improvements in Library service at our local library. We are thankful to have served the Lindsborg community for the past 60 years and look forward to continuing to bring you excellent service for many years to come!

Thanksgiving 2019

As we approach Thanksgiving, there are many things that we are thankful for at the Library. While we are thankful for Library services, check outs, and programs, the people are certainly at the top of our list. Thanks to our volunteers, our sponsors & friends, and our patrons we serve! Our library is the great place that it is because of you.

We will be closed Thursday so that our librarians can spend the holiday with family and friends; Friday we will be open our regular schedule. Happy Thanksgiving!