Carnegie Library opens its doors again

After moving to curbside service and delivery for the past several months due to the coronavirus, Wessington Springs Carnegie Library announced that starting this week, patrons are welcomed inside with CDC and state library precautionary guidelines in place. 

“We ask that everyone please wear a mask, sanitize your hands before entering and upon leaving, and practice social distancing,” said Librarian Rhonda Behrens. “Please note that we may have to set limits on how many and how long patrons can be in the library at one time.”  

Library staff also asks that children under the age of eight are accompanied by an adult if possible.  A container will be available for any items touched but not chosen for checkout.  One computer station will be available with time limit restrictions and no gaming on computers at this time.  Curbside service is still available to anyone who wishes not to enter the building.  

“A reminder -- items returned need to be placed in a plastic sack and placed in the blue container inside the open entryway and staff will process them accordingly.  Be advised, these restrictions are subject to change,” Behrens said. “We want to thank our patrons for their patience and understanding.”