Press Release -Tuesday March 17th

Madison Public Library &  COVID 19

Madison, SD— Madison Public Library is following guidance from City of Madison SD officials in our response to COVID-19.   In order to keep our customers and staff safe, Madison Public Library will be closed to public access from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31st.

 

All programs, meeting room bookings, are cancelled during this time. At the end of this period, the library will reassess whether to continue this cancellation period. Interlibrary loan services have also been suspended indefinitely.

 

All due dates are extended through Friday, April 3rd. 

Staff will be available for questions by phone or email,

Monday – Thursday 10a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday – Saturday 10a.m. - 5p.m.

 

The library is offering Curbside Pick Up 

What does this mean?  Call the library 605-256-7525, email us madisonpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or place holds via our catalog to request your items and arrange a time for pick up during staffed hours.

 

Some customers have asked if we are disinfecting library materials that have been checked out or used in-house. As of this writing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend cleaning and disinfecting these items.

Remember that many of the library's resources are available for free 24/7:

Search the library catalog and place holds on items.

Manage your account online to view your account, place holds, or renew items.

Download an eBook, eAudiobook, eMagazine

Use one of our many electronic databases.

Connect with the library on Facebook, or Instagram.

 

Frequently asked questions

Can I drop off my materials in outdoor book drops?
Outdoor book drops will be open 24/7.

 

What if some of my holds are ready for pick up?
Call us at 605-256-7525 to set up a curbside pick up time.

 

My library card is about to expire. How can I renew?
Call is at 605-256-7525 to verify your contact information for renewal.

 

I have a question about my account. Is there anyone that can help me?
Staff will be here to take calls and assist you with information needs. You can reach staff Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Resources and Information

State: South Dakota Department of Health

National: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Other resources:

Resources for Families during the Coronavirus Pandemic (from CommonSenseMedia.org)

Steps to Prevent Illness (from CDC.gov)

 

Take steps to protect yourself

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public space, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover both hands and rub together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Practice "social distancing." Put distance between yourself and other people.

 

Take steps to protect others

  • Stay home if you're sick

  • Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Wear a face mask if you are sick

  • Clean and disinfect

 

 

 

For questions contact:

Nancy Sabbe, Library Director

605-256-7525

madisonpubliclibrary@gmail.com