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

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