From Jennifer Loeffel
Franklin Public Library Director
I am using this month’s eNewsletter to highlight the steps the library is taking to help protect our patrons and staff from any potential virus transmission-whether its COVID-19 or any other cold or flu virus.
We’re stepping up our normal cleaning procedures and are daily sanitizing frequently touched areas in the library including, but not limited to, computer areas, door handles and table surfaces. In the children’s area, the stuffed animals and puppets are taking a sabbatical. We have placed hand sanitizer and kleenex at all service counters. Sanitizing wipes are located near the computer areas in both the adult and children’s areas.
We are in communication with the Franklin Health Department and closely following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and recommendations on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus. We have shared specific instructions with patrons and staff on the importance of washing their hands, covering their coughs, and staying home if they feel sick.
If you do find yourself home-bound, remember the library has many online resources (from eBooks, eAudiobooks, and movies to digital magazines and online course offerings) available with your library card. Visit our online resources page at: http://www.franklinpubliclibrary.org/en-us/resources/databases/default.aspx for more information. Or you can call Franklin Public Library at 414-425-8214 and ask for assistance from one of our Librarians.
We will continue to closely monitor this situation and are ready to modify any of our procedures to protect our community.