COVID-19 Preparedness

COVID-19 is disrupting the day to day activities of all community members. The Plainview Library seeks to protect our community health by implementing a few changes to how we serve the community. We are hoping to continue meeting as many information and entertainment needs as possible in the coming days, while discouraging behaviors that might speed the spread of the virus.

Per the Minnesota Department of Health’s recommendation for social distancing, we will temporarily implement walk-up service beginning Tuesday, March 17. Patrons are encouraged to place requests for items through the library’s website or the BookMyne app. Library staff will pull requested items from the shelves and will meet individuals just inside the front doors. During this time, browsing of the collection, use of public computers, and seating will be unavailable to the public. Library programs will also be canceled through the end of May.

On Wednesday, March 18 the library’s open hours will be permanently changing to 10am-7pm Monday-Friday and 10am-1pm on Saturday. This change of open hours was approved by the library board for implementation on May 1st, but we are moving that date up to provide more predictable hours for the public.

Library Services that will remain unchanged:
–Libby app to download ebooks and audiobooks from home
–BookMyne app to request items or renew items from home
–24 hour book return (all library materials can be returned through the drop box door in the rear of the building)
–Book suggestions from library staff via email, phone, or Facebook