Per the instructions of the Board of Trustees at its special meeting on March 25, the Library will be closed until April 26. That is in accordance with the Stay at Home order from the Shawnee County Health Department. We will continue to follow the mandates and recommendations of our local and state public health officials.We realize that this may present a hardship to some of our customers and regret that we must close.
Important Information to Know During the Closure
- It’s easier than ever to get a library card and start using the digital library today!
- We increased the Hoopla monthly checkout limit from 10 to 15 items.
- Visit tscpl.org often and watch for new items added to the catalog an articles that will inspire you while staying at home.
- Stay in touch with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We are posting original storytimes for kids, reading recommendations and how to’s like how to hold an online garage sale. We’re adding more everyday.
- We are working and you can contact us by using email@example.com and text 785-322-4099. We are answering emails and text messages 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.
- Library events are suspended. The Alice C. Sabatini Galley exhibit “Reflections” scheduled to open on April 6, is cancelled.
- The library e-newsletter will be published every Tuesday during April.
- The summer edition of the Library News newspaper will not be published due to the closure, but we will still have an awesome summer reading project.
- We are not allowing holds/reserves on physical items for now. Existing reserves will remain and will be triggered once we reopen.
- No fines will be charged by while the library is closed.
- All return drop boxes have been closed. Don’t return your items, you can keep them a little longer – auto renewal is extended.
- No Friends of the Library donations at this time – the volunteers are not here to take them.
- The Millennium Café is closed. CHAMPSS participants may get their meals from Engroff’s Catering at 2127 SW Westport Dr by calling ahead to order your meal at 478-9290. This will be drive-thru only and only for those with current CHAMPSS cards.
What if I have library items currently checked out? Please keep them until we reopen. No fines will be charged while the library is closed. This includes Interlibrary Loan items.
Will any library services be available during the closure period? While our physical building will be closed, our website tscpl.org is our online branch and is always open. Our website offers a variety of digital options including ebooks, audiobooks, videos, music and magazines.
Basic Health and Hygiene Tips
All public and staff areas, the Learn & Play Bus, and the bookmobiles are cleaned on a regular basis using several antibacterial products in liquid and aerosol forms to disinfect touch points.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (sing the Happy Birthday, the ABC song twice or Staying Alive)
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with your hands
- Routinely wipe and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
- Cover coughs and sneezes with something other than your hand
We know that libraries are shared public spaces. For the health and safety of others, please be thoughtful about coming into a library if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. Please do your part to stop the spread of germs and disease. If you are sick, please stay home.
To stay up-to-date on the COVID-19 virus, we are monitoring information from the Shawnee County Health Department (SCHD), Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).