(Posted Feb. 12, 2021)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Mount Sterling Public Library is reopening its building to the public.
Closed since Nov. 25, the library is opening its doors to patrons starting Feb. 16. Capacity is limited to 15 patrons in the building at a time. Face masks and social distancing are required.
Visitors can browse the collection, pick up reserved materials, use the computer work stations, and access other library services. No in-person programming is being offered at this time.
The library has instituted safety measures related to the pandemic. Staff are using UVC lights to disinfect keyboards and mice at the computer work stations after each use. All returned items and interlibrary loan materials are quarantined for three days before returning to circulation or going out to patrons. The library has set up hand sanitizer stations. Disposable masks are available for patrons who don’t have their own masks.
Curbside service remains in place for patrons who do not feel comfortable entering the building. Additionally, the library has boosted its wi-fi signal, directing it more toward Water Street and, therefore, allowing patrons better access to wi-fi from outside the building. The library pops up on devices as “mspl_guest.” The wi-fi password is “beourguest”.
Library and curbside pickup hours remain the same: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays and on Feb. 15 for Presidents Day. The Community Museum, located in the library’s lower level, is closed for the season and will reopen in March.
Mount Sterling Public Library is located at 60 W. Columbus St. and online at www.mtsterlingpubliclibrary.org. For more information, call (740) 869-2430.