Minerva Public Library and COVID-19

July 23, 2020


Face Masks Required

Beginning Friday, July 24, all library patrons age 10 and up are required to wear a mask or facial covering while visiting the library in compliance with Governor DeWine's statewide mask order. The library provides free, disposable, face masks for those patrons who do not have their own. Patrons who would rather not wear a mask are encouraged to use the library's drive-up service or no-contact pick-up service which are always available when the library is open.

 

June 13, 2020


Minerva Public Library Re-Opens for Service


The Minerva Public Library will re-open on Tuesday, June 16 for in-building
services. Summer library hours are Monday 10 am-8 pm, Tuesday 10 am -5 pm,
Wednesday 10 am-8 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am -5 pm, and Saturday 10 am-2 pm.
Library patrons are welcome to come in and browse, check out materials to take home
and enjoy, use the photocopier and printers, and receive assistance with computers and
personal devices. The popular summer reading clubs for children and for adults will
kick-up at the end of the month, but in a different format. Some services will be
reduced: patrons are limited to a total of two hours a day on the library computers;
seating has been reduced throughout the library; and staff assistance will require social
distancing. The library is re-opening under the Responsible ReStartOhio guidelines for
consumer and retail services. Furniture has been rearranged to encourage social
distancing; hand sanitizer is available throughout the building; staff will clean high-touch
surfaces on a regular basis; acrylic sneezeguards are installed at the service desks; and
staff are required to do a health assessment before reporting for work. Staff also wear
masks while at work. Library patrons are not required to wear masks, but the library will
provide free disposable masks to patrons who wish to wear one. The library has always
offered drive-up service, and the minimum contact drive-up service patrons have
enjoyed the past few weeks will continue for all would prefer it. Patrons may return
checked out materials in the building or outside bookdrops; however, all returns will be
set aside for at least 72 before staff check them in.
The Minerva Public Library is conveniently located at 677 Lynnwood Dr,, one
block from US Route 30, in Minerva. For more information about library services and to
arrange for check-out and pick-up call 330-868-4101 or use the Contact form on the
library website. Visit the library online at www.minervalibrary.info, and follow the library
on Facebook and Instagram.June 13, 2020

May 12, 2020

Update

The Minerva Public Library is happy to resume limited services on Monday, May 18, after being closed for several weeks In response to the current public health emergency. The library will offer drive-up/curbside pick-up service Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Library patrons may call in requests , e-mail the library, or request materials online through the library catalog. Staff will round up materials, check them out in advance, pack the items securely, and have them ready and waiting for pick up. Patrons can then pick up materials at the drive-up lane, or walk in and pick up items from the library’s entryway. The library has close to 100,000 books, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, magazines, and videogames available for you to check out enjoy.

Not sure what you’re looking for, or don’t have access to the online catalog? Give the library a call at 330-868-4101, and staff will help you find something you’d like. Photocopying, scanning to e-mail, faxing, and wireless printing from personal devices will also be available. The library building is not yet ready to open to the public, but the staff look forward to welcoming everyone back into the library sometime early in June.

Until then, take advantage of the drive-up/curbside pick-up service. Or, make use of the large collection of free e-books and audiobooks available for download through Ohio Digital Library and Hoopla services. Hoopla also offers a vast collection of free downloadable movies, TV shows, and music. Need help with downloads? Give the library a call, and staff can talk you through set-up and check-out.

For more information about library services and to arrange for check-out and pick-up call 330-868-4101 or use the Contact form on the library website. Visit the library online at www.minervalibrary.info, and follow the library on Facebook and Instagram.

April 30, 2020

Update

Due to the Stay at Home order from the Ohio Department of Health, the library will be closed until further notice.  However, we encourage you to take advantage of the free downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, music, and videos available through the Ohio Digital Library and Hoopla services.  And we will continue to share suggestions for more free online recreation, entertainment and education on the library's Facebook and Instagram pages. 

If you have any questions please use our contact us form.

 

 

 

March 16, 2020

For Immediate Release

Minerva Public Library Closed

            In response to the current public health emergency, the Minerva Public Library Board of Trustees has authorized the Library Director to close the library building to the public from Tuesday, March 17 until Monday, April 6.  The library Board and staff would prefer that the library be open and it services available to you during this difficult time; however, after careful consideration, the it seems that the need for social distancing as way to control the spread of COVID-19 makes it a good idea for the library to close the building.  Service at the library’s drive-up window during the closure will be available Monday to Friday from noon until 5:00 pm.  Library patrons are encouraged to call the library and request materials for pick up at the window, or to place holds online for later pick up.  In addition, patrons should check out the vast collection of downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, music, and video available from the Ohio Digital Library and Hoopla.  These services are free to anyone with a Minerva Public Library Card, and may be accessed through the Digital Library on the library’s website at www.minervalibrary.info.  Library staff will be available by phone weekday afternoons if you need help getting started with downloadable content.  Library staff will also offer additional suggestions for online recreation and education via the library’s website and social media. 

The Minerva Public Library is conveniently located at 677 Lynnwood Dr,, one block from US Route 30, in Minerva.  For more information about library programs call 330-868-4101.  Visit the library online at www.minervalibrary.info, and follow the library on Facebook and Instagram.