In accordance with Governor DeWine’s state guidelines, Ritter Public Library will reopen on May 18th. Face coverings will be required by staff and patrons. In addition, social distancing will be necessary and hourly cleaning will be practiced by staff. Plexiglass dividers at the circulation desk will be installed and all materials will be separated from the collection for five days prior to being made available.
While no browsing will be permitted at first, staff will have convenient disposable bags with small collections based on age and genre for patrons to quickly check out. Patrons may also request materials by using the online catalog at ritterpubliclibrary.org, print a materials request, or pick up a paper request form at the library after the reopening.
During the initial phase of reopening, hours will be limited to 10 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Saturday; 1 pm – 5 pm Sunday. Seniors and those with health concerns will be the only patrons admitted during the hours of 10 am – 11 am Monday – Saturday. Limited computers will be available in the lab at safe distances, and patrons may log on for one hour at a time. The drive through book drop will reopen on May 14 at 10 am.
By slowly reopening in phases, Ritter Public Library hopes to provide many of the services our community loves while keeping everyone safe.