To the Windsor Public Library Community:
 
We miss seeing everyone at the library. We miss talking with you in person about great books, library programs, what you love about or want for the town of Windsor, for Vermont, our country, and our library. I miss not having to worry about getting too close to you. Or you getting too close to me. I miss not having to worry about our health or how our current political situation may even interfere with that health and well-being.
 
We look forward to opening the library's doors to you, but are following government mandates and public health recommendations to be able to do this as safely as possible. On June 1st, the governor allowed Vermont libraries to open, but guidelines state that curbside pickup remains the preferred method of operation.(See below.)  Therefore,  for now we will continue to provide curbside pickup of books, DVDs, seeds. Don't know what book or movie you want? We can make suggestions or we can even Facetime (or Skype, or ZOOM) with you and use our phones to help you "browse" the stacks!
 
We are drafting a phased reopening plan to keep us all as safe as possible and will be discussing this at our next Board of Trustees' meeting on July 27nd.
 
For now, we are doing our very best to reach out to you. To meet your reading, entertainment, educational and community needs while also keeping us all safe.
Until we open our physical doors, we send you all virtual hugs or greetings from at least 6 feet away. And ask you to have patience with us as we enter this next, uncertain step in this time of the pandemic.
 
Warmly,
Barbara 
 
 

Here are the latest guidelines from the ACCD (Agency of Commerce and Community Development):

8.4 Indoor Arts, Culture and Entertainment (Effective 6/1)

  • Libraries, galleries, museums, theaters and other indoor arts, culture and entertainment organizations are limited to 25% (twenty-five percent) of approved fire safety occupancy; or 1 customer per 200 square feet; or 10 total customers and staff combined, whichever is greater. Operators must post their temporary occupancy limit, and which method was used to determine it, prominently on all entrances. Posting templates are available at accd.vermont.gov.
  • Cashless/touch-less transactions are strongly preferred.
  • Curbside pickup remains the preferred method of operation. When possible, organizations should take steps to schedule or stage customer visits, such as waiting in cars or outside, to ensure lower contact operations.
 
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