COVID-19 Measures, Caestecker Public Library is closed

Based on recommendations from Governor Evers and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on implementing social distancing guidelines to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Caestecker Public Library is closed effective Tuesday, March 17 through April 24. This is subject to change.

All currently checked out items are not due back until May 1. Please keep your checked out items at home. There will be no late fees. We are not able to do curbside service under the new order.  

Wi-Fi is available outside the building in the front and along Lake Avenue. 

Further updates and details are also being posted on our Facebook. 

We will miss seeing you. Stay healthy!

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COVID-19 UPDATE 3/16/2020 at 3:00 pm
LIBRARY HOLDS AND DELIVERIES ARE SUSPENDED
You may still place holds, but we will be unable to fill those holds until the Winnefox system resumes its delivery service.
EXTENDED DUE DATES
To encourage the public to stay home and to self-quarantine ALL due dates are extended until April 6, or later if necessary.
By taking strong and swift action—by ceasing the flow of library materials that may carry and transmit this illness—we believe we may play a part in slowing the spread of Covid-19 through our communities.
RETURNS
Library materials can still be returned via our outside book drop.
MORE INFORMATION
You can call us at 920-294-3572 if you have questions. Updates are also being posted on our website at greenlakelibrary.org.
We will send out more information as we have it. Thank you!
 

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Dear Patrons,

The safety of our patrons and employees is a priority to the Caestecker Public Library. We are working to stay on top of the evolving COVID-19 situation by following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, WI Department of Health Services, and the Green Lake County Health Department.

Our current plan is to: 1) prioritize the safety and health of our staff and patrons; 2) continue serving your library needs for the time being; 3) plan for rapidly changing circumstances.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
WI Department of Health Services: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm

What can you do?

As the State of WI advises: 

Wash your hands. Cough into your elbow. Stay home if sick. 

According to the most recent information from the CDC, for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. We encourage any concerned patrons, especially those in high-risk populations, to stay home if they are feeling ill or are simply concerned about potential exposure. 

Please keep in mind, as a public space, the Library cannot guarantee a germ-free environment or germ-free physical materials. You need to consider if using library materials, or visiting the Library or other public spaces, is best for you and your family. As a reminder, the Library has many digital services available to you for free; check out our collections at greenlakelibrary.org.

What is the Caestecker Public Library doing?

Library Cleaning: We are using Lysol wipes and spray for sanitizing the bathrooms and high-touch areas such as counter and table tops, doorknobs, computer keyboards and computer mice. Wipes and hand sanitizer are also available for patron use.

Staff and Patron Hygiene: While supplies last, we have hand sanitizer and wipes available to staff and patrons, plus we are encouraging frequent hand-washing by everyone.

Library Services: The Caestecker Public Library will remain open as much as possible we are looking at ways to serve you. Please call the library at 920-294-3572 for curbside delivery of library materials. Remember our many online services and electronic materials are always available at greenlakelibrary.org. Or use your library card on the Mango Languages app, Libby by Overdrive app for audio and ebooks, and Hoopla for movie streaming along with audio and ebooks. As of 3/14/2020 all library programs are canceled until April, 6, 2020. 

Next Steps: We are monitoring this developing situation closely, staying up-to-date on info from federal agencies, health organizations, and other experts. 

We will continue to communicate about any further impacts to the Caestecker Public Library and our patrons.  We will utilize Facebook and greenlakelibrary.org on to keep you informed.

Thank you for working with us to keep the Caestecker Public Library a healthy environment.

Christina Lyon, Director