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

Alash Mini Concert

Friday, March 6, 2020 @ 6:00pm
Plainview Public Library – Children’s Room

Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.

Brought to you by the Plainview Public Library and the Friends of Riverside Concerts with additional support provided by the Mayo Clinic

Our concerts are a great opportunity for family entertainment, but the library has limited seating. We recommend bringing lawn chairs.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board and the Crane Group.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.