June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
It’s time for another TREASURE HUNT! There will be a treasure hidden somewhere in New Carlisle today. Here is the first clue. A new clue will be posted every hour until the treasure is found. Today’s treasure is a game pack. It includes Crocodile Dentist, Avocado Smash, and Let’s Go Fishin’. Happy Hunting!
June 17, 2020
So much has been going on behind the scenes here at the Library! In addition to doing the work to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, our renovation project has continued. Here is the latest news.
We are so excited about the changes happening around here. We appreciate your patience as we prepare to re-open.
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Friday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
PICK UP MATERIALS
NEW SERVICES ADDED
Appointments for Fax, Copy, Notary, and Laptops
There will be a treasure hidden somewhere in New Carlisle.
The 1st clue will be posted on Facebook and this page at 10 a.m., Monday, June 1st. Each hour a new clue will be posted until the treasure is found.
This week’s treasure is a $25 gift card to Black Cat. Happy hunting!
While we were hoping to start appointments this week for faxes, copies, notary, etc., life sometimes gets complicated. For example, our sneeze guards arrived just yesterday and still need to be installed. Thank you for being patient with us while we make sure all safeguards are in place to protect the health of our staff and the community. In the meantime, enjoy porch pick up. If you don’t know exactly what you want, give us a call. We love picking books and movies for people!
Today, the Governor reduced the number of corona-virus related restrictions in our state. We have been working hard over the last couple of weeks to prepare a plan to provide services while respecting guidelines for social distancing and cleaning. We will have staff back in the building on Monday, May 4 getting ready to implement those plans. Our drop boxes will open on Monday, May 4 for returns.
We plan to offer porch pick up of library books, movies, audiobooks, and CDs beginning Monday, May 11, Monday thru Saturday from 9-6:30pm. You can request materials for pick up through the regular reservation system in our online catalog. You can also request items by calling us at 574-654-3046 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you don’t know exactly what you want, you can give us an idea of what you like and our staff will make selections for you. When you arrive at the library, look for our signs and call or text us to let us know you’ve arrived.
Beginning Monday, May 11, we will also be taking appointments for half hour time slots for computer use. A limited number of computers will be available in order to maintain social distancing. We will also provide printing, fax, and notary service by appointment only.
All due dates were extended to May 15.
We do ask that if you, or a member of your household, have been diagnosed with coronavirus, that you keep your library materials until you are no longer contagious. We are an overdue fine free library, so no fines will be charged.
Last fall, the New Carlisle-Olive Township Public Library, bid out for the interior and exterior renovations. As a public project, the work on the interior has been able to continue in spite of the coronavirus restrictions. In fact, work slated for the circulation and office areas that would have been disruptive to patrons will be completed before the library reopens the building. Critical repairs to the roof are also making good progress.
Other exterior improvements are slated to begin on May 1. Drainage issues in the front lawn will be addressed. A circular drop off lane will be added to the front of the building. Behind the building on the adult side will be a reading garden and additional handicapped parking close to a new entrance. On the children’s side of the building will be an outdoor classroom that includes a stage and an art area. Native plants and grasses will be used in all new landscaping.
Renovations done at the library are being paid for with a combination of savings and a bond that is significantly smaller than the current library bond, decreasing the library portion of property taxes beginning in 2021.