COVID-19 and the Library

September 6, 2021 Update

As reported last week by the Wisconsin Department of Public Health, Green County has now reached the VERY HIGH level of Covid-19 disease activity. Due to the rapidly rising number of cases in our area, the library will be moving to window service only, effective immediately.

Our hours remain the same. The pickup window will be open Mondays from 10 AM-7 PM, Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 AM-5 PM, and Saturdays from 10 AM-1 PM.

The Library Board of Trustees and the staff feel a responsibility to do our part in preventing further community spread. We will re-assess the situation on a monthly basis.

 

 

Children's Services:  The Summer Reading Program has ended, and your librarians are now busy getting ready for the autumn season.  Miss Brooke's virtual story time and the story time grab & go bags will resume on September 13th.

Wireless Printing:  We're happy to announce that we now offer wireless printing!  Effective January 1st, our printing fees are 10 cents per page for black & white, and 50 cents per page for color.  Click here for more details on how to use wireless printing.

No More Late Fees!  As of last October, we are officially a fine-free library.  What does this mean for you?  Any materials checked out from the New Glarus Public Library will no longer accrue overdue fines if they are returned late.  In the coming weeks library staff will be going through patron accounts and waiving all old overdue fines that were accrued here in New Glarus (we are unable to waive fines from other libraries).  Please note that patrons will still be responsible for any fees for lost or damaged items.  Click here for more details.

Book Donations: We are currently able to accept up to 3 boxes/bags of donations per household.  We accept gently used books, audiobooks, DVDs, and music.  Please no magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, or items with water/mildew damage.  Please touch base with staff at the curbside window before leaving donations, so that we are able to move them to a safe storage area.  The library/village hall is not responsible for items left sitting unattended outdoors.

 

How Does This Curbside Thing Work?

Our pickup window is located on the 4th Avenue side of the Village Hall building.  Just look for the only open window.  Come on up, ring the doorbell, and we'll be happy to assist you.  Please bring your library card if you wish to check out materials.

All returns should be placed in the book drop.  You'll find the book depository at the front of the building, just to the left of the Village Hall doors.  

We'd like to remind visitors that our curbside window is not a drive-thru, and we'd appreciate it if you didn't try to create one.  

 

Library Services

Faxing: We are able to fax documents free of charge.  Please bring your documents, a cover sheet (if needed), and the outgoing fax number to our curbside window during regular hours, and we'll be happy to send the fax for you.  (Note that faxing is an old technology and it takes a bit of time for the data to be transferred, so please be patient.)

Scanning: We do have a small flatbed scanner, and are happy to scan photographs or documents and send them to you via email.  Just bring your scanning job to the curbside window during regular business hours. 

Need a notary public?  Unfortunately, none of the librarians are notaries.  We recommend contacting the Bank of New Glarus at 608-527-5275.  There is usually a notary working Monday-Friday, and many documents can be notarized through the drive up!

 

Helpful information

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm)

Green County Public Health (https://gcpublichealth.org/coronavirus/)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html)