Let's hear from Claudia Schumacher of Fiske Public Library
How is the library adjusting to our current world situation?
The library has been closed to the public since March 14. Up until this week no one was allowed in the building other than to pick up work. Beginning this week one staff member is allowed each day to do work. We are not open to the public at all and really don’t know when we might be able to reopen and under what conditions.
Have your product or service offerings changed to adjust to the needs of your members?
Services have definitely changed. We are pushing our online resources. The Children’s Librarian has been doing Ukulele Singalongs with Miss Liz which she has been posting on Facebook and Sheri has been adding to the website (thanks Sheri!!) There are a lot of databases/websites which are usually subscription based that we do not subscribe to that right now are being offered free so those have been added to the library website homepage in the announcement section. We have also placed at the front door a cart of books for patrons to pick up along with some games and puzzles.
What message would you like to put out there to your current and potential members?
The Library staff miss seeing everyone and hope that you are well. We look forward to being able to get back to whatever the “new” normal is going to be soon.