Submitted by the San Juan Island Public Library
Great news from the library. What many of you have been eagerly waiting for is finally here. Beginning Tuesday, June 23, library staff will deliver curbside holds to your vehicles. Service hours will be from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Your returns of library materials starting on June 16 has gone very smoothly, thanks to everyone following safety measures put in place for staff and community members, like wearing face masks and social distancing. Many thanks to all of you! The library will continue taking your returns in the meeting room, during the same hours as curbside holds, for weeks to come.
If you had holds waiting on our hold shelves since before the library closed in March, or if you get a hold notice by text, email, or phone for new holds, just drive to the Library during the hours and days mentioned above and park in a designated Curbside Pickup parking spot.
Call the library at 360-378-2798 and provide your name; state that your holds are ready; note what spot you’re waiting in the parking lot; and say whether to put them in your vehicle’s trunk or back seat (No person to person transference, please).
It will take staff a few minutes to check them out and bring them to your car.
If you walk to the library, it’s much the same process. Call the library, give them your information, and wait in the designated areas in front of the library doors while staff checks out and delivers your items to a pickup spot.
We ask that everyone limit their holds to 10 items per day. We have limited staff and limited time to get books and movies ready and out to as many people as possible.
We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while our building has been closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. Library staff was excited to welcome people back as they returned their materials this past week.
We know it will be an even sweeter experience to put new materials in people’s hands. We’ll feel more like a traditional library again.