Due to the continued spikes in COVID-19 nationwide, Governor Holcomb has extended Stage 4.5 for Indiana. NMPL will continue to follow this stage and continue our modified hours of operation. However, in order to better serve those who are unable to make it to the library during the week, beginning Saturday, July 25th, we will be adding modified Saturday hours to our schedule!
Monday-Thursdays 11am-12pm - Seniors & Immunocompromised Hour; 12pm-6pm - General Public
Fridays & Saturdays 11am-12pm - Seniors & Immunocompromised Hour; 12pm-3pm - General Public
Closed on Sundays
Curbside Services will continue as usual, and requests can be made 24/7 via our website or via phone Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm. Pick up times are Mondays and Wednesdays from 12pm-6pm, and Friday from 12pm to 4pm.
Meeting Rooms (Blocher Room, Study & Conference Room, Makerspace) will remain closed for the foreseeable future. The library will limit the number of adult and children department computers available to ensure that social distancing recommendations are followed. The children’s department playroom will remain closed. During this stage, children will also need to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver when visiting the library.
Staff members are wearing personal protective equipment and the library has sneeze guards at all the circulation desks. Following CDC guidelines, the library continues to disinfect and quarantine all returned items, as well as maintaining elevated cleaning and sanitizing procedures of public areas. Sanitizer stations are set up all over the library for patron use. Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines when visiting the library.
The library will continue to stay in touch with local health officials and will continue to carefully monitor the spread of Covid-19. We will assess weekly in regards to resuming regular hours, and will post any updates on our website and social media pages.
The safety of our staff and patrons remains our first priority and we thank North Manchester for the continued support!
Back on Track 4.5 Plan: https://backontrack.in.gov/files/Stage_4.5.pdf
CDC Information on Covid-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
The mission of the North Manchester Public Library is to provide materials, programs, and services necessary to meet the recreational and educational needs of the community in an easily-accessible facility, which is a community center of activity and information.