Please read for a letter sent to the local schools regarding the library’s plan for schools reopening.
Dear School Administrators and Parents of school age children:
With school beginning soon, we wanted to update you on the library’s plan to support schools and students during this time of pandemic. Due to the state of the virus in our area, Kewaskum Public Library is open for essential services only. These services include browsing and check out of material, picking up holds and staff assisted placing of holds, using the internet including our catalog, and print services of printing, photocopying, and scanning. We have a 25% occupancy guideline in place as recommended by the Washington Ozaukee County Health Department which is 10 people in the library at a time including staff. Because of this guideline, we are unable to accommodate groups of students after school or be a virtual learning classroom. Additionally, we are asking library users to limit their time in the building to one hour. All our toys, puzzles, and most of the seating has been removed and there is a limited number of available computers, due to the necessity for social distancing. We want to ensure that students and families are aware of these changes so that parents make alternate plans for their children if they intended to rely on the library. We are still here for your children to check out items, use our computers and independent study up to one hour a day. Please let us know if there is anything Kewaskum Public Library can do to help your schools and students at this time.
Thank you for your understanding and compliance.