Reopening the Library

Reopening the Library

Watch as Library Director Pam Federspiel discusses the reopening of the library, which will occur in four phases:



The phases of reopening are fluid and are dependent on the number of active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County and directives from the governor and local health officials. The health and safety of our patrons is paramount as we move forward. If there is a dramatic increase in cases, we will reevaluate our reopening plan.

Phase One (March 16–May 31):
  • Library building closed to the public.
  • Book drops available for returns.
  • Due dates extended to June 1, 2020.


Phase Two (June 1–TBD): 
  • Curbside service begins on June 1. 
  • Bookmobile service to home stop patrons only on June 1. (Bookmobile service to daycares, long-term care facilities, and community stops will resume at a later date.) 
  • Introduce our newest digital resource, Hoopla, on June 8. Hoopla offers a new collection of ebooks, movies, and music. 
  • The online Summer Reading Program will begin on June 15. More information at


Phase Three (Dates TBD):
  • Reopening the library building to the public at a limited capacity. 
  • Safety guidelines in accordance with the governor’s Healthy at Work Initiative will be followed by staff and patrons.


Phase Four (Dates TBD):
  • Resume some in-person events and programs.
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