Fall is in the air, and with the changing season, you might be wondering what has changed at the library.
For the most part, operations are the same as they were in the summer. We are still continuing to operate our curbside service Tuesday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. We are processing hundreds of orders weekly, and returned items continue to be subject to a 72 hour sanitization period.
One new thing that is pretty hard to miss at the library is our new bookstop, located near our front entrance. Skagit Transit kindly donated a bus stop to the library so that as the rain inevitably approaches, we have a dry spot to place curbside orders for our walkup patrons, as we will continue curbside service into next year.
Our Youth Services department has been keeping busy creating virtual storytimes, hands-on activity packets, and booklists. Be sure to follow the library on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date with all the latest youth happenings, as well as other library info.
If you haven't checked out the Youth page on our website recently, it's been freshly updated, and there you can find videos created by Mount Vernon City Library Youth Services Librarians, links to educational resources, booklists, and download extension activities for you and your kiddos to do at home.
At the bottom of the newsletter you'll find more detailed information on all of the youth programs happening right now.
Also, as you might have heard, the Governor’s State’s Safe Start plan was updated on October 6 to allow libraries to offer some in-building activities at 25% capacity.
While we are very excited that we are now permitted to provide limited in-person services, it will take a little while to meet the new requirements. We are diligently adapting the building, computer stations, and signage as required. We will welcome you back as soon as we met the guidelines and funding requirements. The health and safety of the public and staff will be a top priority in developing our re-opening plans.
We thank you for your patience as we work toward creating a timeline, and we will let you know as soon as we have new information to share.
In the meantime, please watch our website for information on some exciting new service offerings in the coming weeks including craft kits, wi-fi access locations, and reading lists to name just a few things.