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The Dike Public Library Board of Trustees met on May 19 to determine plans for library services in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The library is pleased to announce that no-contact pick-up of materials will be initiated Tuesday, May 26.

Patrons may request materials via phone, email, the library’s website, etc. Staff will gather the items and inform patron of availability/time for pick-up. There will be a pick-up station in the back entry room of the library. Patrons will be able to enter from the east/4th Street entrance to pick up their bag of items from a table. The restroom in that space will be locked and other doors leading into the library from there will be locked.

That entry has an electric/handicap-accessible door. Staff will disinfect area hourly. Hand sanitizer will be available in the pick-up space as well.

Patrons may also request curb-side delivery as necessary, in which staff would place the items in the trunk of the patron’s vehicle.

Books being returned will be quarantined for 72 hours before returning to circulation.

Staff will be required to be screened for temperature and potential COVID-19 symptoms before beginning each shift. Staff will also utilize appropriate PPE.

Contact information for material requests: phone 319-989-2608, email dikepubliclibrary@gmail.com, website dikepubliclibrary.com. The website has a full online catalog of our materials available for browsing as well as the option to make a reservation online.

The library outlined the following phases for the library to follow as appropriate, toward the final full reopening of the library.

Phase 1 – No-contact pick-ups of materials beginning 5/26.

Phase 2 – Limited capacity use of the library by appointment. Date to be determined.

Phase 3 – Increased capacity and more services resume. Date to be determined.

Phase 4 – Library open for business as usual. Date to be determined.

The library is appreciative of the patience of the community and is looking forward to offering full services to our patrons again in the future!

HOURS                                                                    LOCATION
Monday 10:00 – 6:00                                             133 E. Elder
Tuesday 10:00 – 5:00                                            Dike, Iowa 50624
Wednesday 10:00 – 5:00                                      319-989-2608   
Thursday 10:00 – 5:00                      
Friday 10:00 – 5:00                                               email: dikepubliclibrary@dike.lib.ia.us
Saturday 9:00 – 12:00
Sunday Closed