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Hours, Programs, and Services Will Expand on May 10th!

Adams County Public Library will fully restore hours, reduce restrictions, and resume select programs and services on Monday, May 10th!

Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols
-Patrons must limit their visit to two hours a day.
-Patrons need to self-monitor for Covid-19 and stay home if they’re experiencing any symptoms of the virus.
-Symptom checks will no longer be required at the door, prior to entry.
-Patrons need to socially distance and properly wear a face covering over their nose and chin during their visit to the library.
-Children, aged 2 and above, are required to wear a mask while visiting the library.
-Children, aged 12 and under, must be accompanied by an adult while visiting.
-No food or drink will be allowed in the library.
-Drinking fountains will continue to be unavailable for the time being.
-High-touch surfaces will continue to be sanitized frequently.
-Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipe stations will be made available to the public at each branch.

Library Materials
Library materials are no longer quarantined due to updated guidance from the CDC, which states that the possibility of COVID-19 transmission via surfaces is low. Over the past year, there have been no documented cases of the virus spreading via library materials. Instead, library materials will continue to be sanitized when returned, so that they can be made available to the public sooner. This means that your item requests will be filled much more rapidly.

Library Services
-Patrons can expect one-hour computer sessions, with an automatic one-hour extension, if no one is on the waiting list.
-Patrons can access Wi-Fi from the parking lot at each branch from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
-Patrons can browse the collections.
-Patrons can borrow and return items, such as hot spots. 
-Curbside, drive-thru, and return services will continue to be available during open hours.

Outdoor Storytimes
Weather permitting, each branch will have a weekly outdoor storytime at 11 a.m. on the following days:

-Monday at the Manchester Library (937-549-3359).
-Tuesday at the North Adams Library (937-386-2556).
-Wednesday at the Peebles Library (937-587-2085).
-Thursday at the West Union Library (937-544-2591).

Note that this program is designed for preschoolers and families. Patrons must call their local library to register for the program.  

We Are Breaking Through!
The last year has been challenging, but the Adams County Public Library is proud to serve its community. The staff is excited to continue moving forward with the expansion of hours, services, and programs that help to enrich the lives of Adams County residents! Services will continue to be expanded as pandemic conditions improve.