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The Gail Borden Public Library Buildings are Closed

In accordance with Gail Borden Public Library District's commitment to taking steps to limit the spread of COVID-19, all the Gail Borden Library buildings and branches closed on March 13, 2020. These safety measures are being taken out of concern for the health and safety for our community, not due to any known exposure.

  • All due dates have been extended for all checked out materials while we are closed. No new extended use fees will be accrued during this period. Please do not return materials while the library is closed. You may keep them until the Library reopens. Check back for updates.
  • The Library is no longer accepting donations at this time.
     
  • Please visit the library's 24/7 web page to learn about all of the virtual services.  www.gailborden.info/24-7-elibrary
     
  • Passport services are unavailable while the Library is closed.
     
  • Please visit the KCT Credit Union website for updates.

Atención - Los Edificios de la Biblioteca Pública Gail Borden están cerrados.

De acuerdo con el compromiso del Distrito de Bibliotecas Públicas de Gail Borden de tomar medidas para limitar la propagación de COVID-19, todos los edificios y sucursales de la Biblioteca cerrarán el 13 de marzo de 2020. 

La votación anticipada y la votación electoral en la Biblioteca Principal continuarán hasta el día de las elecciones, el 17 de marzo de 2020.

  • Todos los vencimientos para materiales prestados han sido ampliados mientras estamos cerrados. No se acumularán cargos por uso extendido durante este período. Por favor, no devuelva materiales mientras la biblioteca esté cerrada. Puedes conservarlos hasta que estemos abiertos. Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener información actualizada en gailborden.info.
     
  • La Biblioteca ya no acepta donaciones en este momento.
     
  • Visite la página web 24/7 de la biblioteca para obtener información sobre todos los servicios virtuales que están disponibles para titulares de tarjeta inmediatamente. www.gailborden.info/24-7-elibrary
     
  • Los servicios de pasaporte no están disponibles mientras la biblioteca está cerrada.
     
  • Por favor visite el sitio web de KCT para más detalles.

 


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Still Serving People in Their Homes

Gail Borden Public Library District offers robust services for people of all ages while they remain in their homes:

    • Our 24/7 eLibrary offers downloadable books, streaming movies and music for all ages.
    • The Tumblebook Library offers story books, read-alongs, graphic novels, puzzles and games and more.  Much of the content is available in English, Spanish and French.
    • tutor.com service offers homework help for all ages in different languages.

 

  • Visitors to our “Your Library at Home” channel can access a number of library programs including STEM craft programs that families can do in their homes, library staff eBook recommendations of titles people can download to their own devices and, of course, we have included a short “how to” video about how to access all of these services.  
  • The “Any Way You Slice it, You Count,” Census Pi (e) event on Saturday, 3/14 is postponed. 

These services and programs continue to be available.

  • Early voting continues at the Main Library at 270 N. Grove through March 16. The Main Library remains a voting site for election day on March 17.

The library will promptly update the public of any further changes to services.

 


Gail Borden Public Library District has canceled programs in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts. All library customers registered for the affected programming are being notified. We urge people to check the Library's schedule of events at www.gailborden.info/events to see if their program has been rescheduled.

NOTICE - This closure has been extended beyond March 31.


Health experts including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have advocated for social distancing — isolating people and canceling gatherings — as the best solution to avoid the rapid spread of this infectious disease. Slowing the rate of infection will help “flatten the curve” of new COVID-19 cases and keep the healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed.

 


 

We would like to communicate with our Gail Borden Public Library District community what we are doing around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as this virus and recent news reports continue to cause concern for all of us.

The library encourages staff and customers to be aware of prevention measures and to use common sense when gathering in public places.

It is recommended that customers wash or sanitize their hands before using public computers, check-out kiosks or restrooms, as well as before handling materials and other public surfaces such as door knobs. The library also recommends that people wash or sanitize their hands again after all such interactions.


In addition to our normal proactive cleaning procedures, we are continuing to monitor the Center for Disease Control information at www.cdc.gov/COVID19.

  • We have increased our cleaning activity especially with regard to frequently touched surfaces such as railings, door handles, elevator buttons, toys and other hard surfaces.
  • We continue to have hand sanitizers available outside of our bathrooms and at our public desks.
  • We have additional sanitizing wipes that are available for both our customers and staff.
  • We have added additional signage about the need for handwashing.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that coronaviruses do not survive well on surfaces, but are spread most often by small droplets of mucus from the nose and throat. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus, which is why diligent hand washing and sanitizing are so important. However, in addition to fastidious hand washing, the CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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