What does moving to “yellow phase” mean for our library?

Library Director Myra R. Oleynik sent out the following message on Thursday, May 14, 2020:

Dear PT Library Community,
It’s been 9 weeks since we had to close our doors to the public, and we sure do miss you! As Washington County moves to the “yellow phase” on Friday, May 15, this is what you need to know right now about the Peters Township Public Library:

The library WILL NOT reopen to the public on Friday. A limited number of staff are the only ones who are permitted to return to the library at this time. They will begin to prepare the building for new limited library services to the public. Once we receive approval from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, we plan to gradually offer curbside service and accept library returns. All returned materials will be quarantined.

There will be changes in daily operations. When we open, library hours will be limited. We will be abiding by federal, state, and local health guidelines to keep our staff and community safe. The outdoor book drop is closed. We cannot accept book donations.

The due date for all items currently checked out is June 30, 2020. This will allow extra time for you to return items during our limited open hours. 

All WAGGIN library cards have been renewed to December 31, 2020. If you have any questions about your library card, email ewolf@ptlibrary.org.

At the moment, we are offering only virtual programs. We will announce these programs through our library newsletter (subscribe here), on the library Events Calendar, and the Peters Township Public Library Facebook page. Visit the library’s YouTube Channel for playlists which include all of our virtual programming.

Coming Soon! Plans are also underway for our new ReaderZone app to keep your kiddos reading this summer!

Please check your email for further updates. We appreciate your patience while we await these guidelines from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and look forward to safely serving you soon. Stay calm. Stay safe. Stay tuned.

Myra R. Oleynik
Library Director