Montello Public Library Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Libraries provide essential services for many people. Often, libraries are the only source of public computers/internet and meeting places for social services in our communities. However, we are fully aware of the risk factors involved with being a public space.
At this time, we are treating the Coronavirus with caution but not panic. We continue to regularly sanitize surfaces, we wash our hands frequently, and we encourage you to do the same. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as necessary. The toys and puzzles in the children's section will be unavailable throughout this time. We are making decisions about programming on a day-by-day basis.
In addition, with the closing of the Oshkosh Public Library, our delivery system is at a standstill for the foreseeable future. You will not lose your spot on the hold lists! We will forgive any late fines that may be generated by these changes in service, and you are always welcome to use our text renewal option, email the director, or call the library during open hours.
Please remember that we have many online resources, including digital books and audio books. If you need your card information to log in, please contact the library and we will give you your card number and pin (if you don't have it). https://wplc.overdrive.com/
Please feel free to access our other online links from our website. https://sql.winnefox.org/research/default.asp?lib=mon
We appreciate your patience!
As in any other year, we do encourage you to stay home if you are feeling ill. We also recommend that people at higher risk for severe illness stay home. People at higher risk include those who are 60 years and older and have underlying health conditions, or those who are pregnant.
The Center of Disease Control reports that most known cases of Coronavirus are mild, and, "for the majority of people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.
Updates on the Coronavirus situation can be found here:
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Coronavirus Page
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Page