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Welcome Back: Browsing & Computer Appointments
Effective March 1, the library will be resuming more services:
Public computer reservations are accepted again and there are hours for browsing our collections!
To take a step forward in providing additional access to information and library services, we need your help to ensure the safety of all:
On-site temperature screenings, wellness checks, proper face coverings and hand sanitizing will be required of all visitors over age 4.
This is in accordance with Sussex County government safety protocols.
Thank you for letting us serve you while keeping your community safe.
Libraries throughout Sussex are now serving as WiFi ‘hotspots’ to provide broadband access to the community. Internet access will be available 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily until further notice. To connect search for ‘Library-Outdoors’ or ‘Library Public’. We have a garden area with tables and seating for your convenience.
Not seeing a book or DVD you need in the Delaware Library Catalog? Request your items through interlibrary loan. These items come from out-of-state and may take longer to arrive. Limit of 3 ILLs per patron at one given time.
Sussex County libraries resuming more operations
(302) 855-7890 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 26, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Sussex County libraries are resuming limited in-person services as Delaware
moves past the winter surge in COVID-19 case numbers, which forced libraries
late last fall to suspend patron visits for computer usage and other offerings.
Beginning Monday, March 1, the three County owned libraries – Greenwood,
Milton and South Coastal – will once again welcome the public to use computers,
as well as browse books, in limited numbers and on select days of the week (10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Greenwood and Milton; 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at South Coastal). Computer
usage will be by-appointment only, with stations spaced and cleaned after each
use. Guests must call ahead to reserve an appointment and will be subject to
wellness screenings and temperature checks upon arrival. Masks will be required.
This is the latest step in the restoration of services for libraries in Sussex County.
Since last spring, County libraries, as well as the 11 independent facilities, have
offered streamed story times, virtual book discussions, and a very popular
curbside service for patrons to check out and return books, DVDs, and other
materials. Additionally, libraries have offered free wireless broadband Internet
service outside their facilities for the public to use. Those services remain in effect.
All services are based on the most recent guidance from public health and
emergency management officials, and are subject to change as conditions warrant.
For Sussex County libraries updates, or for contact information to reach any of
the three County libraries, visit sussexlibraries.org. As always, online resources
are available for the public’s use at any time by visiting lib.de.us”.
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