At Macedon Public Library, the board of trustees take community health and safety very, very seriously.
Upon considering the continued, significant increases of COVID-19 cases in Wayne County and neighboring counties, the trustees and director have worked together to decide how to continue to serve the community in the safest way possible. As a result, beginning on Monday, November 30th, the library will move to a Grab ‘n Go plan of service.
Under this plan of service, patrons will still have access to books, movies and other materials. Patrons can request items to borrow by using owwl.org, the online catalog. In addition, patrons without internet access may choose to call the library at 315-986-5932 to make requests for materials.
Staff members will retrieve requested items and place them in a new Grab ‘n Go shed located to the righthand side of the library entrance, just past the bookdrop. Patrons who make requests are asked to call us at 315-986-5932 to let us know when they will arrive at the library to pick up their items. By calling, library staff can check out items on the day they are picked up to avoid items sitting in the shed for days while already checked out to the patron (it ensures patrons get the full length of their turn with the item).
For patrons with mobility issues, it is possible to have items delivered directly to the vehicle. Simply call the library at 315-986-5932 upon parking in the library’s lot and a staff member will bring items to the driver’s window. The library requests the driver wear a two-ply mask over their mouth and nose while receiving this delivery.
Anyone in need of faxing, printing or copying services is also encouraged to call the library to make arrangements for the job to be done by a staff member and either put in the Grab ‘n Go Shed for pick up or delivered directly to the vehicle.
Any patron in need of internet access is encouraged to call the library. There are options available for computer and internet use outside of the building.
Although the library will miss having face-to-face interactions with community members inside the library, staff and trustees all agree moving to this grab ‘n go model of service will ensure the continued health of the community. In-person use of the library will be reinstated when the local caseload has significantly improved for at least seven, consecutive days. The understanding of all community members is appreciated as the library implements these modified services.