I am happy to announce that the Barneveld Library will be open to the public for modified library hours and services beginning on June 29th, 2020.
I have created the schedule above to provide access to as many library services as possible while relying on the most authoritative information available regarding safe practices for our staff, patrons, and community. This schedule is a living document and will change based on the public health situation along with patron needs and use of services. Please check this website frequently along with our Facebook page for updates and changes.
A copy of the schedule along with explanations of the services that will be available during the hours open to the public (colored red, yellow, green, and pink on the schedule) can be found by clicking on the red "Reopening Schedule and Services" button next to our logo at the top of this page. You may also download the document at the bottom of this page. PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE COMING TO THE LIBRARY.
Also, please read the newly adopted Safe Behavior Policy found by clicking on the red action button in the sidebar to the right or available to download at the bottom of this page. Even if you may not agree with the necessity of some of these expectations and procedures, your compliance will help bring peace of mind to your friends and neighbors who need to access library services but may be concerned about health risks to themselves and their loved ones.
We have been working on some changes to make our library a more welcoming and exciting place for your return, and we look forward to sharing them with you! Unfortunately for our young patrons, we have had to remove the toys and enrichment materials from the children's section due to concerns with sanitizing, but the summer library program is coming soon with a Story Stroll, grab-and-go crafts, a community reading challenge and lots of family fun. More information soon!
Barneveld Public Library
In light of the pandemic, our Board of Trustees has approved a Safe Behavior Policy. Please click on the red button below to read and review this policy before coming to the library. You may also download the policy at the bottom of this page.
Please download the "Reserving Items for Curbside Pick Up" document at the bottom of this page for important information on reserving library materials online. You may also call 608-924-3711 to reserve materials. Please have titles and authors ready when you call.
Reserves are ongoing, so keep them coming! Generally, our pick up days are on Mondays and Wednesdays, but this may change due to demands for services.
We look forward to seeing you (from a safe social distance) and getting back to serving our community by sharing library materials and resources! Please call the library at 608-924-3711, or e-mail Shari, the library director, at email@example.com with questions.
Please ignore any overdue notices from the Barneveld Library. I thought I had suspended overdue notices, but I guess it didn’t “stick.” You will have no fines on any materials you have checked out since early March.
You may now return materials in the book drop, or call us for curbside drop off if you prefer. We are following the guidelines for material handling recommended by Dr. David Benendes of the CDC: “. . .the CDC is not concerned about books and other paper-based items (including mail and shipped packages) as a mode of transmission of the virus. As such, either disinfection of hard surfaces that tolerate wiping with the appropriate chemical disinfectants, or a 24 hour materials quarantine will suffice. “ We are currently holding materials in quarantine for 72 hours in an abundance of caution before re-shelving them.
Remember that the library Wi-fi is available 24/7. The best place to access it is in the parking lot directly in front of the building, but “two bar” service extends into the UCC Church parking lot and to both sides of the building, and a bit beyond.
Library Digital Resources
With your library card number you have access to all the resources on the Digital Resources page on this website. Check them out!
ABDO Grades PreK-8 – Login = ABDO Elementary Password = 2020
ABDO Grades 5-12 – Login = ABDO Secondary Password = 2020
ABDO Zoom (Educational activities) - Login = ABDO zoom Password = 2020
Story Corp - Inspirational, and heartwarming, stories and conversations from people across America.