Saline Library Takes Steps to Help Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

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 03/11/2020 - 23:34

The following message is from Saline District Library Director Mary Ellen Mulcrone.

Saline District Library is an integral part of our community, and we are dedicated to not only keeping you informed but also helping to keep you and our employees safe.  We have spent the last several days and weeks learning more about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact our community.

 

Here are some steps we are taking to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Puzzles, games, art supplies, stuffed animals, and other toys have been temporarily removed.
  • Keyboards, tabletops, door handles, and other surfaces are being cleaned more frequently.
  • Hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes are available at public service desks.
  • Informational signage from the Centers for Disease Control has been placed throughout the library, reminding people to practice respiratory and hand hygiene.
  • Borrowed materials may be automatically renewed, if possible.

We are continuously monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus and adjusting library operations as needed.  We will follow the guidance of the Washtenaw County Health Department, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Any changes to services and programs that may become necessary will be announced on our website and through social media. 

We ask that you take steps to protect yourself and others.

  • Stay home if you are sick.  Visit salinelibrary.org where the library offers many opportunities for downloading and streaming books, movies, music, and more.  We also have online resources for education and fun—all free to use with your SDL library card.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze; throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public space, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.  Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

If you are sick and need to renew your library card or library materials, please call the library for assistance.  734-429-5450

Thank you for your understanding and assistance in keeping our community safe.

Mary Ellen Mulcrone, Library Director

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