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Granville County Library System to ease restrictions

The Granville County Library System will ease restrictions to the public beginning July 21. The re-opening will be accompanied by procedures put into place to ensure the safety of staff and visitors, which include:

 

  • The number of patrons in each library branch will be limited to support social distancing guidelines. Each patron should limit the number of people brought in with them;
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  • Library patrons may browse the shelves or pick up holds Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Richard H. Thornton and South Branch Libraries. (Contact Stovall and Berea branches for their hours);
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  • An emphasis will be placed on mobile printing and the quick selection of materials;
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  • Face coverings over the nose and mouth will be required;
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  • Computer usage will be limited to 30 minutes a day with limited, remote assistance;
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  • Curbside pick-up will continue;
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  • Designated areas will be closed off, such as the Children’s area; and
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  • Some materials will be restricted, including magazines, newspapers, Legos, and puzzles.
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To follow public health requirements, hand sanitizer will be available and high-touch public areas will be cleaned frequently. Protective barriers at circulation and information desks have also been installed. 

 

Areas that will remain closed to the public include:

  • the Children’s Library at the Thornton Library in Oxford;
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  • the Picture Book section at the South Branch Library;
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  • tables; and
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  • meeting rooms.
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Visitors are encouraged to follow the “Three Ws” as outlined by the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services – WEAR a cloth face covering; WAIT in line at least six feet away from others, and WASH hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. Library visits should be postponed if experiencing symptoms of illness.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all four branches of the Granville County Library System (in Oxford, Creedmoor, Stovall and Berea) have been closed to the public since March 21 for safety precautions. “Virtual programming,” curbside service and other precautionary measures have been in place since that time.

 

 

 

Keep up-to-date by visiting the Granville County Government website at https://granville.lib.nc.us/ or following the library system’s social media page.

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