Waynesboro Public Library open for “Grab & Go,” services starting Tuesday, May 11, with limited in-person services to resume while following safety precautions consistent with guidance issued by the federal and state governments. The public is encouraged to continue use the Library’s digital collections as the safest method to access library services and resources.
Starting the week of May 11, the Waynesboro Public Library will be open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am to 7pm, and Friday, 10am to 5pm.
For the protection of the public and employees, the following safety protocols will be implemented:
No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted to enter.
Visitors are expected to comply with Virginia’s Executive Order 72, which requires that all patrons ages 5 and over must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose when inside a local government building.
Visitors are expected to maintain physical distancing of at least six feet from others at all times.
The Library is asking patrons to make their visits brief and limit time spent in the facility. Visitors can “Grab & Go,” by using the library catalog in advance and placing holds to have materials pulled and waiting. Library staff will continue to offer personalized reading suggestions and displays to help patrons select materials quickly. The online library catalog can be accessed at www.ValleyLibraries.org.
A reduced number of public computers will be available and sessions will be limited to 30 minutes daily. Print, copy, and fax services will be available. When possible, visitors are encouraged to use a library’s 24 hour Wi-Fi network from outside the building.
To encourage proper safety protocols, visitors will see some adjustments to the facility including:
Sneeze guards at public service desks.
Floor markings to help visitors maintain six-foot physical distance from others.
Limited seating options.
Reduction in the number of internet computers available and 30 minute usage limit.
Closure of meeting rooms, study rooms, Local History room, and the lower level of the library.