WE’RE OPEN!

Here are the guidelines for visiting the library!

 

-There will only be 10 people allowed in the building at once.

-You may be asked to wait outside.

We ask that you limit your visit to 10 to 15 minutes.

-Computers will will be available for two hour time slots. You will need to sign up or call to reserve a time.

-We are still offering curbside pick up for those who prefer.

-Please sanitize at the door before you come in. There is a sanitizing station for your convenience.

-Masks are optional for all patrons and employees. Please do what you are comfortable with

-Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding during this transitional time.

-Now, come see us, we’ve missed you all!

Updated Info

Colwich Community Library

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Action Plan **UPDATED**

Effective 5/4/2020 **Updated**

316-796-1521

library@colwich.kscoxmail.com

 

ALL ITEMS CURRENTLY CHECKED OUT WILL NEED TO BE RETURNED BY MAY 11th. ALL FEES WILL BE WAIVED ON OR

 BEFORE THIS DATE. DUE DATES AND FINES ASSESSED WILL RESUME MAY 12th.

 

The Colwich Community Library will be taking extra steps to protect our patrons while still meeting some of the needs we usually provide. The following steps are meant to provide for the community as well as do our due diligence to help keep this virus from spreading.

We will be implementing what we are calling a “Soft Open.” This means the library will be staffed the regular hours but the door will be locked. Patrons are asked to call 316-796-1521 and speak to an employee about what you are looking for. If we have the item(s) available, we will gather them and check them out and call you to pick them up. Once you arrive, you will call again and we will set them outside on a table for a no contact approach. If items are unavailable, we will place a hold or try to order them as usual. Please wait for staff to call you when your order is ready. It may take up to 24 hours to gather your order due to potential demand and a learning curve for staff.

Items available for check out will include books, magazines, audio books and movies (many of which are new releases). Due to demand on movies and books we will continue with the normal restrictions including due dates, renewals and fines. The drop box will remain available for these items and every item checked in will continue to go through a minimum 72-hour quarantine process before being put back into circulation. If you are returning books during operating hours please leave them in a bag outside the door.

We ask that any patron that is not feeling well in any way to please refrain from coming to the library. If this is the case or you are an elderly patron that should be avoiding public spaces, delivery services will be offered within the City of Colwich and Union Township. In these circumstances, we can leave items in a bag on the porch of current patrons. To receive this service, call the library and arrangements will be made.

These current circumstances require unusual solutions and patience from all involved. We appreciate any help you can give during this time.

Things will be evolving constantly. Please be patient with us through these crazy times and know we are doing all we can to provide these services to our patrons in the safest way possible. Thank you!

Colwich Community Library

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Action Plan **UPDATED**

Effective 5/4/2020 **Updated**

316-796-1521

library@colwich.kscoxmail.com

Simplified Steps:

Check-outs

  1. Call 316-796-1521 and place an order
  2. Allow up to 24 hours for employees to complete your order and call you back
  3. Set a time to pick up the order
  4. When you arrive we will have placed your bag with your order on a table, weather permitting

 

Check-ins

  1. If closed, please use the drop box
  2. If open, please leave returned books on the specified table on porch, weather permitting

 

Colwich Community Library

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Action Plan **UPDATED**

Effective 5/4/2020 **Updated**

316-796-1521

library@colwich.kscoxmail.com

Simplified Steps:

Check-outs

  1. Call 316-796-1521 and place an order
  2. Allow up to 24 hours for employees to complete your order and call you back
  3. Set a time to pick up the order
  4. When you arrive we will have placed your bag with your order on a table, weather permitting

 

Check-ins

  1. If closed, please use the drop box
  2. If open, please leave returned books on the specified table on porch, weather permitting

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

Colwich Community Library

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Action Plan **UPDATED**

Effective 3/23/2020

 

The Colwich Community Library will be taking extra steps to protect our patrons while still meeting some of the needs we usually provide. The following steps are meant to provide for the community as well as do our due diligence to help keep this virus from spreading. These steps are being taken to hopefully avoid a complete shutdown and therefore keeping all of the library’s resources in the hands of those who need it.

We will be implementing what we are calling a “Soft Close.” This means the library will be staffed the hours below but the door will be locked. Patrons are asked to call 316-796-1521 and speak to an employee about what you are looking for. If we have the item(s) available, we will gather them and check them out for you. Once you arrive, you will call again and we will meet you at the door. If items are unavailable, we will place a hold or try to order them as usual.

Items available for check out will include books, magazines and movies (many of which are new releases). Due to demand on movies and books we will continue with the normal restrictions including due dates, renewals and fines. The drop box will remain available for these items and every item checked in will continue to go through a minimum 72-hour quarantine process before being put back into circulation.

We ask that any patron that is not feeling well in any way to please refrain from coming to the library. If this is the case or you are an elderly patron that should be avoiding public spaces, delivery services will be offered within the City of Colwich and Union Township. If this is the case, we can leave items in a bag on the porch of current patrons. To receive this service, call the library and arrangements will be made.

These current circumstances require unusual solutions and patience from all involved. We appreciate any help you can give during this time.

Temporary Hours

Monday 8-11 am and 4-7 pm

Tuesday 4-7 pm

Wednesday 8-11 am and 4-7 pm

Thursday 4-7 pm

Friday 8-11 am and 4-6 pm

Saturday 10 am -2 pm

Summer Reading Program Dates


IT’S TIME FOR

SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019

AT THE COLWICH COMMUNITY LIBRARY

COME EARN AWESOME PRIZES FOR READING AND PARTICIPATE IN OUR EXCITING ACTIVITY DAYS!

SIGN UPS START SATURDAY, JUNE 1

FIRST ACTIVITY DAY IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

ACTIVITY DAYS ARE WEDNESDAYS AND REPEAT ON FRIDAY STARTING AT 9:45 AM

 

DATES:

JUNE 1- SIGN UPS START

 

JUNE 5- ACTIVITY DAY

JUNE 7- ACTIVITY DAY (REPEAT OF WEDNESDAY)

 

JUNE 12- ACTIVITY DAY

JUNE 14- ACTIVITY DAY (REPEAT OF WEDNESDAY)

 

JUNE 19- ACTIVITY DAY

JUNE 21- ACTIVITY DAY (REPEAT OF WEDNESDAY)

 

JUNE 26- ACTIVITY DAY

JUNE 28- ACTIVITY DAY (REPEAT OF WEDNESDAY)

 

JULY 3- NO ACTIVITIES

JULY 5- NO ACTIVITIES

 

JULY 10- ACTIVITY DAY

JULY 12- ACTIVITY DAY (REPEAT OF WEDNESDAY)

 

JULY 17- ACTIVITY DAY

JULY 19- ACTIVITY DAY (REPEAT OF WEDNESDAY)

 

JULY 24- ACTIVITY DAY

JULY 26- ACTIVITY DAY (REPEAT OF WEDNESDAY)

 

JULY 31- ACTIVITY DAY

AUGUST 2- ACTIVITY DAY (REPEAT OF WEDNESDAY)

 

AUGUST 3- FINAL DAY FOR PRIZES

Summer Reading Program

The theme for this year’s summer reading program is “A Universe of Stories”! Children of all ages can earn cool prizes and have tons of fun at the same time.

The benefits of summer reading programming for children:

  • Children are motivated to read.
  • Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
  • Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
  • Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
  • Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.

Putting together a cohesive summer reading program for elementary aged children doe

Sign ups start on June 1

Activity are every Wednesday and repeats on Fridays starting June 5.

March Update

 

 

  • Stop in and check out our Spring Book Sale.  Hundreds of books, CD’s, audio books, and more available for a free will donation.  All proceeds will be used to purchase new material for your library!

 

  • The date for the 2019 City Wide Garage Sales will be May 4th.  To be officially registered and put on the map, you need to stop by the library to sign up and pay $10. Please call 796-1521 if you have any questions!

Trunk-or-Treat 2018

The library will be hosting it’s 3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween morning from 9-11am. This is a great opportunity for community children to trick-or-treat in a safe, non-scary environment. If you would like to sponsor a booth or have any questions, please call 796-1521!