Crown Point Community Library

Library Closure Updates and Information during COVID-19

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UPDATE – JUNE 5, 2020

We are reopening soon! Read about it here A Letter From the Director

A summary of what the Library has provided to the community during the closure.


UPDATE – MAY 13, 2020

According to Governor Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana plan, public libraries in Indiana have the ability to phase in services according to local needs, staff capacity, and the community’s situation. Since CPCL locations closed to the public on March 16, our staff have worked to provide library services in new ways, including Wi-Fi access in our parking lots, Remote Call Back services, applying for a library card online, virtual programming, enhanced digital resources, and more. CPCL is excited to phase in additional services and committed to doing so in a responsible and measured way for the safety of our staff and patrons.

Next week, CPCL will begin to offer no- contact curbside pick-up at the Crown Point location. While we are excited to open our doors to the public, we believe it is important to do our part to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19.

Below are some steps, established per the CDC guidelines, we are taking to minimize the risk for our staff and patrons, read more about our reopening safeguards here: CPCL_Reopening Safeguards


UPDATE – APRIL 16, 2020

The Library announces new digital services to help keep the community connected even while the Library buildings are closed. Read more about the latest digital services and programs offered here: https://crownpointlibrary.org/2020/04/16/new-digital-services/


UPDATE – April 6, 2020

Although the Library buildings are closed, it is still very much available to the public with digital collections and resources more accessible than ever. Read more about here: https://crownpointlibrary.org/2020/04/06/your-digital-library-always-open/


UPDATE  – MARCH 20, 2020

To facilitate library access during the current Library closure, the Library has set up a system to process new library cards for community members. For more information visit https://crownpointlibrary.org/2020/03/19/get-a-library-card-online-to-access-digital-library-resources/

On Monday, March 23 at 5 p.m. the Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular board meeting at the Crown Point Library in meeting room 1. The Library will only be open to meeting room 1 and the lobby for this public meeting. Social distancing will be enforced.


UPDATE – MARCH 17, 2020

During the time the Library is closed,  please check our website and social media channels on Facebook, Twitter for up-to-date information on our closure and tips for making the most of online Library resources.

  • Please keep your library materials until we reopen. All library materials checked out will have their due dates extended until we reopen and no fines will accrue during this time.
  • We invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website. You can borrow from our digital collections, with your library card, on Overdrive, and  RB Digital, children can find books, games, puzzles and more on Tumblebooks.

We look forward to seeing you again when we reopen, and in the meantime, please take care of yourself and those around you.


UPDATE – MARCH 16, 2020

CROWN POINT COMMUNITY LIBRARY

SYSTEM CLOSED

With consideration of decisions by state and local officials, school systems, and public health departments, Crown Point Community Library Board of Trustees and Director have made the decision to close both locations and services to the public as of Monday, March 16 at 2 p.m. until further notice.

This includes the cancellation of all Library programming occurring inside and outside our buildings.

We are closing to protect the health of our staff, our community, and our patrons, for which we care deeply. Closing sooner will offer greater benefit to the social distancing effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Lake County.

During this time, we will utilize our blog and social media channels on Facebook, Twitter to share information with patrons, including updates on our closure and tips for making the most of online Library resources.

We look forward to seeing you again when we reopen, and in the meantime, please take care of yourself and those around you.


Update: March 16, 2020 \ 6 p.m.

The Crown Point Community Library locations will remain open at this time, however,
programs will be
 canceled and meeting room usage suspended effective

Friday, March 13, 2020, through Monday, April 13, 2020

  • Please check our website and social media for the latest information regarding the status of our programs.

  • Although the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is canceled, the last-minute announcement created difficulty with staff scheduling and the Crown Point location will remain closed on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  

  • The Board of Trustees will hold a Special Board meeting on Tuesday, March 17 at 5 p.m. in Meeting Room 1. The doors will be open to allow the public to attend the meeting.

     

Thank you for understanding.

 


We are aware of the recent diagnosis of COVID-19 in Indiana, three in the Indianapolis area and one north of Fort Wayne. We want to share how we are addressing the concerns over Coronavirus in our public spaces:

  • Elevated cleaning measures in all buildings
  • Reminders for staff and patrons of proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
    • Covering coughs and sneezes with something other than your hand
    • Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Routine wiping and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces
    • Staff are encouraged to stay home if they are ill or have a fever

Additionally, we would like to remind visitors that libraries are shared public spaces. For the health and safety of others, please be thoughtful about coming into a library if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.  (See symptoms here.) Please do your part to stop the spread of germs and disease.

  • Wash your hands frequently. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

2019-ncov-factsheet

Should I still visit my library?

If you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms or have a fever, the Centers for Disease Control and other health agencies advise that you stay home. If you prefer not to visit the library in person at this time, we invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website. You can borrow from our digital collections, with your library card, on Overdrive, and  RB Digital, children can find books, games, puzzles and more on Tumblebooks. If you need assistance with your library card number or pin, please call (219) 663-0270.

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is making updates to its website as new information becomes available. You can sign up to receive updates by email.

If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath and have a recent history of travel to China or contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 please contact the ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center at:

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    Saturday: 12 - 5 p.m.
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    122 North Main Street
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