SCHEDULE AND HOURS
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Note that browsing in person will not be available until further notice because of the rise in Covid-19 cases. See letter below for details.
Message from Ammon Young, Library Director
Because we are experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases, we feel the responsible thing to do is to limit services to pick-up and drop-off only with no in-person browsing by patrons. The schedule for the library and bookmobile will stay the same as it has been recently.
You can pick-up and drop-off your library items from a table at the inner library entrance or at the front window of the bookmobile. Or request that we bring them to your car.
The N4Cs Library is open when/if the community center is open. Browsing is allowed with a restriction of one family at a time.
Any requested library item can also be picked up at the Orangeville Public Library or the N4Cs in Benton.
Many of our users are now experienced with reserving books through the catalog, and we strongly recommend doing that. We can show you how to do it if you would like.
You can browse the online catalog via our website and view results by author, by keyword or subject search, or by doing a copyright search for 2020 to see the latest new books. You can limit search results to books that are on the shelves (‘In’), by Fiction or Non-Fiction, and by Adult, Children, or Young Adult. We can also take requests by phone or email. Staff can also pull ‘mystery bags’ for adults and children with personalized recommendations based on your reading history.
Staff and volunteers will continue rigorous precautions as we handle the books. All returned items will be quarantined for at least four days, which is a research-based timeframe after which the virus is no longer transmissible on surfaces of library books. To be extra safe, you can choose to quarantine library items in your home for four days after receiving them. You should not need to wipe down or do anything else to sanitize the books, but it is ok to wipe down the mylar or vinyl covers.
We strongly suggest that you stock up with 4-8 weeks of books to reduce the number of visits, which is safer for everyone. The loan period has been extended to eight weeks and fines are suspended through February 28.
Finally, thanks to several volunteers, we have the capacity to offer contact-free home delivery to about 20 individuals who are particularly vulnerable because of age, medical conditions, or lack of transportation. Email email@example.com or call 570-387-8782 to request to be paired up with a volunteer who can help you request books as well as deliver them to you.
On behalf of our staff and board members, please be safe. We care about you. And we hope that reading or listening to books will bring you some pleasure during this challenging time.
The Bookmobile is operating on a limited schedule for pick-up and drop-off only.
Week A – Catawissa/Numidia Area
Jan. 25 | Feb. 8 & 22 | Mar. 8 & 22
Catawissa Christian Church (Next to First Columbia Bank – Use Rear Parking Lot)
319 Main St., Catawissa PA 17820
Week B – Benton Area
Feb. 1 & 15 | Mar. 1, 15, & 29
Country Fresh Market
4435 Red Rock Rd., Benton PA 17814
702 Sawmill Rd., Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(Come to library entrance.)
Week A – Mifflinville/Lime Ridge Area
Jan. 28 | Feb. 11 & 25 | Mar. 11 & 25
Mifflinville Fire Hall
605 Market St., Mifflinville PA 18631
Week B – Millville Area
Jan. 21 | Feb. 4 & 18 | Mar. 4 & 18
Millville Christian Church
245 E. Main St., Millville PA 17846
County Library Hours
(702 Sawmill Rd, Bloomsburg – near Lightstreet)
Monday – Tuesday 9am–3pm
Thursday – Saturday 9am–12pm
Pick-up and drop-off only at inner library entrance. Outer door is in lower parking lot in the rear of the building.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations
If more convenient for you, we’ll leave the book for you to pick up from a community partner near you. You can drop off your books and other items there also!
Orangeville Public Library
301 Mill St., Orangeville
Monday – Thursday 2:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Saturday 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
(Book drop available in lobby at other hours.)
N4Cs Community Center
42 Community Dr., Benton
Monday – Thursday 6:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Friday 6:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.