Re-opening June 1


UPDATE 5/27/2020: We are excited to announce that we will be opening up with limited service starting Monday, June 1 from 10 am to 4 pm

Mask policy

"Any individual who is over the age of 2 years and able to medically tolerate a face-covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or not maintaining social distancing of 6 feet." "Consistent with CDC guidelines, customers are asked to wear face covers before entering the library except where doing so would inhibit the individual’s health or where the individual is under 2 years of age.” This policy will expire on June 30, 2020, unless renewed by the library board. This policy can be suspended at the discretion of the library director based on the  recommendation by health officials

Approved by the library board on May 26, 2020

  1. The library will be open with reduced hours Monday-Friday 10 am- 4 pm; we will still be closed Saturdays. The director will increase hours as conditions dictate.
  2. Everyone will be required to wear PPE (masks) to enter the building.
  3. Maintain Social distancing (6 feet apart)
  4. No access to public computers for at least the first week of opening
  5. The stacks  (book cases) will be closed to the public for at least the first week of opening
  6. Patrons are recommended to come in and pickup/ get their items and leave (we kindly request that you not visit in the library)
  7. Returns will be accepted at this time with all drop boxes open for returns.
  8. At this time, no holds for materials at other libraries will be filled.
  9. Bathrooms will be closed to the public for at least the first week of opening
  10. The number of people in the building at one time will be limited to 10 individuals.
  11. Some furnishings/computers will be stored to encourage proper social distancing.
  12. Staff and patrons will be required to wear PPE and use recommended hygiene practices. WEDC Guidance on Preparing WI Workplaces for COVID-19- Public Facilities practices and procedures will be followed to the best of our ability.
  13. If needed, the director may limit the amount of time patrons may be in the building.
  14. Curbside service will continue to be available.
  15. In-person library programs will be approved by Library Director on a case-by-case basis if they can be done following safety protocols and if staff is comfortable doing so.
  16. The Library Director may close the library on short notice, if there is a resurgence of the virus in our community or due to other issues related to safety/health issues arise, based on City, County, State, or Federal agency reports/recommendations.


You can contact me through email or phone with any questions or concerns - or 608-546-4201.

Nicholas Studnicka
Director, Kraemer Library & Community Center