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Up-to-Date Information on Library Services

Service Changes Due to COVID-19

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Latest Updates (as of June 15)

  • All three floors are open.
  • The third-floor Teen Center has re-opened. 
  • Face coverings are strongly encouraged for library visitors who are not fully vaccinated.
  • We are now accepting meeting room reservations
     

Here's a summary of ongoing changes to our services due to COVID-19:

Curbside Pickup
We are continuing to offer curbside checkout of books, movies and other materials for those who do not wish to enter the library. Mobile users scroll down this page for instructions on curbside pickup.

Second Floor Services

All second-floor collections and services are now available, except for the following:

  • The Imaginarium makerspace is open by appointment only and with limited equipment availability. Prior training and badging are required. 
  • The Warschau Room remains closed.
     

Children's Library 

The Children's Library is open for browsing and checkouts, while a limited number of computers will be available. The following guidelines apply:

  • Visitors under 16 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • There will be no toys or games for public use.
  • Visitors cannot bring activity items from home into the space.
  • Class visits and and field trips remain suspended. Large group visits are discouraged for safety reasons.
  • New children's books are on display on the first floor. 
     

Meeting & Study Rooms
We are now accepting meeting room reservations. The Quiet Study Room and individual study rooms have reopened on the second floor.

Maas Teen Learning Center
The third-floor Teen Center has re-opened. The second-floor Teen Library is also open during normal business hours.

Library Programs
Storytimes, book clubs, ukulele classes and other library programs continue to be offered
virtually on Facebook, YouTube, Zoom, Skype and more. We are also now offering a limited number of in-person indoor programs, with attendance restricted to 10 or less people. Outdoor programs will also be available this summer (masks optional and distancing encouraged).

Masks, Social Distancing & Building Cleaning

  • Face coverings are strongly encouraged for library visitors who are not fully vaccinated.
     
  • Please stay six feet away from other people at all times when inside the library and stay only as long as needed to access library resources.
     
  • Do not enter the building if you're not feeling well.
     
  • Displaying obvious signs of infectious disease during a pandemic or epidemic are prohibited in the library, and you may be asked to leave to building.
     
  • Staff will continue intensive surface cleaning inside the building, hand sanitizer will be available to the public

Curbside Pickup Available

Curbside Checkout Available

We are accepting requests for curbside pickup. This service is by appointment only. 

Here’s how it works:

Order Items for Pickup

  • Request items online by logging into your account, or by calling 920-459-3400, ext. 5.
     
  • For online requests, be sure to select Mead as your pickup location.
  • For Seed Library requests, tax forms and other items not in our catalog, call us at 920-459-3400, ext. 5.


When Your Items Are Ready

  • You will receive an alert via email, phone, or text depending on your library account preferences.
     
  • You must then call us to schedule your pickup. 


What To Do When You Arrive

  • Park alongside the curbside pickup sign, just past the outdoor book drops, and call us at 920-459-3400, ext. 5, to let us know you’ve arrived.
     
  • A staff person will come out and check your library card or photo ID, then then place your items in your vehicle.


Unsure what to check out?

  • Complete this form for personalized recommendations from our librarians.
     


FAQs

Can I pick up items for someone else?
You can pick up items for family members only and you must present that person’s library card or ID when you arrive.

How many items can I request?
A maximum of 20 items may be requested per library card. If you request more than that, the first 20 items staff members find will be pulled for pickup.

Can I use this service if Mead is not my “home” library?
The service is available to anyone with a library card from any Monarch System library.