For immediate release: June 27, 2020
Douglas County Libraries (DCL) will welcome back customers with its reopening on Monday, June 29, at 9 a.m. The library is opening under a variance granted by the Colorado Department of Public Health, and will operate under state and local health department guidelines for operations and events. Modified services will be available at all DCL locations during the libraries’ current operating hours, and Archives & Local History services will be available by appointment only at (303) 688-7730.
With library operations resuming, several safety precautions are in place, such as enhanced in-library cleaning and disinfecting procedures as well as systems to increase air circulation in the libraries. Other safety measures include:
- In-library modifications to facilitate social distancing
- Plexiglass partitions at public service desks
- Hand sanitizer stations at library entrances and in heavily used areas
- Disposable masks available for customers
- Increased cleaning of common areas, hard surfaces, reserved rooms, and restrooms
Though customers will be able to pick up holds inside their preferred DCL location, the library is continuing with Park & Pick-Up curbside service during operating hours. The location in parking lots for this service has changed, and there may be a longer wait for delivery due to increased library traffic. DCL is not currently accepting book donations.
Study rooms and meeting spaces will be available by reservation only with the following restrictions:
- Social distancing is required.
- Each room’s capacity is limited to 50% of fire department-stated capacity.
- Drop-in use of empty meeting and study rooms is not permitted at this time.
Virtual Storytimes will continue each weekday at 10:30 a.m., but in-person Storytimes and other library events are not available at any location. In addition, interactive features at all libraries will not be available, including the Little Letters Post Office at Castle Pines, The Market at Highlands Ranch, Playful Pets at Lone Tree, the Dino Wall at Parker, and Mission Control at Roxborough.
Visit DCL.org/safety-notice for detailed information about DCL’s reopening, modified services, and safety protocols.
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