COVID-19 Update from the Director

by West Bend Library on 2020-07-17 12:00:00

An update from Library Director Amy Salminen:

Dear Patrons,

The West Bend Community Memorial Library will return to its regular hours of operation starting Monday, July 20, 2020.  The hours will be as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday 9am—9pm
  • Friday 9am—6pm
  • Saturday 9am—1pm

The library’ Social Distancing Policy remains in effect and wearing masks is highly recommended while in the library building.  Library staff will continue wearing masks. 

The West Bend Community Memorial Library looks forward to serving you now and into the future.

Thank you,

Amy M. Salminen

Library Director

Click here to view the Director's statement in PDF format.

West Bend Community Memorial Library Social Distancing Policy

Areas have been measured to allow for the CDC’s recommended 6ft distance.

Independent work, study and browsing: Siblings should not expect to be allowed to sit together and work, nor should you expect to be hanging out with a friend or a co-worker to study or work. Patrons are not to congregate in areas if you happen to run into your neighbor or friend while visiting the library.

Organized meeting reservations and programs: Meetings and programs that have been booked by private citizens, organizations and associations as well as the library have been cancelled.

Toys in the children’s area: The use of the children’s Lego and train table, all stuffed animals and all extra, hand held toys and puzzles from the youth services area have been suspended.

Family Groups: Staff will handle these situations on a case by case basis and may limit how many people can be in the library at one time browsing for materials and picking up holds. Parents with young children must be with their children at all times to ensure they maintain social distance with others that are not their parents.

Groups of Youth: Plan to make library visits independently of friends. Youth will not be allowed in the library simply to hang out with each other.

While the West Bend Community Memorial Library is doing everything possible to keep the library building clean and sanitary, the Library cannot guarantee a germ-free environment and is therefore not liable for any illnesses that may be contracted from the Library environment.

Failure to comply with this policy may result in suspension of library privileges and will be escorted from the premises.

Click here to view our complete social distancing policy in PDF format.