Valier Public Library was closed to the public for several weeks due to COVID-19. Along with Montana reopening, so is the local library....in stages. Librarian Cathy Brandvold was busy cleaning and sanitizing everything the past week.

The Valier Public Library began reopening in phases on Thursday, April 30.

During this phased reopening, facemasks are recommended, sanitizer is available and must be used, and youth will be required to wash their hands upon entering the building.

Stage 1: Library closed to allow staff to organize.

•Check in items

•Reshelf items

•Quarantine items for 72 hours

•Catalog new items

•Emails and paperwork

•Curbside delivery begins Thursday, April 30, until further notice.

Stage 2: Limited opening projected to start May 6.

Only 10 patrons in the library at any time.

•Patrons may only be in the library for 30 minutes.

•Adult computers open for a limit of 30 minutes.

•Time has been set aside for Senior Citizens and those with compromised systems from 9-11 a.m. on Monday and Thursday. Others are asked to please refrain from entering the building at this time.

•Youth may checkout books.

•No youth computers at this time.

•Youth who need to complete homework will be allowed on the computers for 30 minutes, no gaming.

•Continue to quarantine returned items for 72 hours.

Stage 3: Return to regular service – to be determined.

Should the cases of illness climb we will reverse the order of the stages in order to keep the library’s patrons and staff safe.

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