Library to Add In-Person Hours

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MIDDLETON–The Middleton Public Library has announced it will open for some in-person hours beginning April 29. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the library was first closed, then offering only curbside service. 

Residents will be allowed inside the library three days per week, Thursdays from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Curbside service will continue Mondays from 12-6 p.m., Tuesdays from 12-8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12-6 p.m. They will remain closed on Sundays.

Guests will be allowed to browse the physical collection, self-check holds pick-ups and use computers, printers, fax and scan documents and use the WIFI. Restrooms will also be open. The inside book drop will also be open during the new hours, and curbside drop off is still available 24/7.

Guidelines for in-person visits include:

• No food or drink

• Masks must be worn at all times

• The library will allow 30 percent capacity, excluding staff

• Limit your visit time

• Group visits require 24 hours advance notice

• Maintain physical distancing of six feet at all times

• Sanitize hands upon entry

Library programs will remain virtual at this time, and events can be found on the library’s website at: https://www.midlibrary.org/Events. The events may also be found on their Facebook and Instagram pages. New recorded programs are added each week.

Storytimes and other live programs will be held on Facebook Live!, and viewers do not need a Facebook account to participate. Find live recording and more information at midlibrary.org.

Holds may be searched and placed by visiting https://mid.linkcat.info. Once the hold is requested, wait until you receive a “Holds Available notice before reserving a pick-up time. Reservations may be made at midlibrary.org or by calling 608-827-7401.

To obtain a library card, apply online at: https://www.midlibrary.org/CardRegistration.

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