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Osceola Public Library officially reopens with restrictions

Pictured is Aric Bishop, left, OPL Director receiving "Warrior Dollars" from Ashley Eckels, right, Osceola Chamber Main Street Director.
Pictured is Aric Bishop, left, OPL Director receiving "Warrior Dollars" from Ashley Eckels, right, Osceola Chamber Main Street Director.

The Osceola Public Library is now open to the public. Previouslu the Library was doing scheduled curb side book pick up’s and curbside pick up’s of kid’s craft activities. As of Monday the OPL is officially reopened to the public with some modifications and restrictions.

Library patons should remember to that the use of face masks and social distancing is strongly encouraged. There may not be more that 15 patrons in the Library at any given time and those patrons are only allowed 30 minutes inside the building. All materials must be returned to the outside drop box. Only four computers will available for patron use, the same 30 minute limit is on the computers as well and only essential activities will be allowed, such as unemployment filings, schoolwork, email correspondence and work-related needs.

There are no periodicals (magazines and newspapers) available at the OPL at this time. No in-library activities (puzzles, coloring pages, games, makerspaces, ect.) are available at this time. Only the copier on the upper level is available. All meeting spaces are closed. There will be no in-person or on-site programmings. The geneology room is now limited to staff assisted research.

The OPL will function under modified hours as well. Mondays and Wednesdays the Library is open noon-6, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays hours of operation are noon-5. The OPL is now closed on the weekends.

Noon-1 p.m. each day is set aside forthose who are most suceptible to illness and those patrons may enter through the southwest lower level hildren’s Library door.

The usual Summer Reading Program for children has started at the OPL and instead of regular prizes, this year the Library has purchases $250 in “Warrior Dollars” from the Osceola Chamber Main Street to give out as Summer Reading Program prizes for winners to spend in town supporting local businesses.

For any more information or questions call the Osceola Public Library at 641-342-2237 or email osceolapubliclibrary@gmail.com.

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