The Library Board of Trustees met last week to discuss and reevaluate the SFL Phased Reopening Plan that was created in May and whether or not to move into the next planned phase. The decision was made to remain in Phase 1 and to continue Curbside Service through July and August. A possible move into Phase 2 with a limited reopening to the public is being considered for September 1st.
The Curbside Service has been successful, and we are very pleased with the community’s response and positive comments.
Visit our website, www.stowelibrary.org, to fill out a request form, or call 253-6145 or email [email protected] to request items.
Depending upon availability, staff members will pull the requested items, check out the materials in the library system on the patron’s account, and package them up for pick up.
If possible, packaged materials will be available the same day for pickup on the front porch in 15-minute sessions, Monday through Friday, at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
When precautionary measures are in place and if conditions are amenable, we will move into Phase 2 of the plan on September 1st. At that time, the following measures will be in place:
The library will open its front door to the public (10 individuals at a time), Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public will have access to the circulation desk and new materials only. Requests for other items will be filled by library staff.
Face masks are required for entry, and all visitors will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building.
One public bathroom will be available. It will be sanitized at noon and cleaned in the evening.
Returned materials will continue to be sanitized and quarantined for 72 hours.
Staff will be on site from 9 to 5:30 and will be available to answer questions by phone and email and to fill material requests through the modes listed below.
Curbside will continue with porch pickups at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. only. Requests can be made by phone, 253-6145, by email, [email protected], and by website request form submission, www.stowelibrary.org.
ILL services (borrowing from other libraries) will resume.
Patron initiated material reserve requests via the library catalog will resume.
One public access computer will be available for 45-minute sessions, 10 a.m. to 12p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only. As of September 1st, call 253-6145 for reservation.
Of course, like everything else during this time of uncertainty, the Library reserves the right to amend this plan as it sees fit and as circumstances change.
Thank you for allowing us to serve you through our Curbside Service and thank you for your patience.
Cindy Weber, SFL Director
Friends of the Stowe Free Library Updates
36th Annual Book Sale Canceled
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we have sadly come to the decision to cancel the 2020 36th annual Book Sale in July. At this time no book donations are being accepted for the inside book sale or the 2021 books sale. Thank you for all of your support!
Call or email the library with questions, 802-253-4808 / [email protected]
As always we thank you for your support!
2021 Spring Speaker Series
In Our Own Backyard
Please stay tuned! We have tentatively planned an exciting set of speakers for fall 2020!