IMPORTANT MESSAGE to the community.

COVID-19 Measures 03/16/2020

Dear Library Patrons,

The safety of our patrons and employees is a priority to the Oscar Grady Public Library. We are working to stay on top of the evolving COVID-19 situation by following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, WI Department of Health Services, and the Ozaukee/Washington County Health Department.

What is the COVID-19? COVID-19 is a virus strain that began spreading worldwide in December of 2019. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new respiratory virus, and it can cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people. For current and accurate information, please visit the following websites: • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ • Wisconsin Department of Health Services: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm • Washington Ozaukee County Public Health Department: http://www.washozwi.gov/

What is The Oscar Grady Public Library doing?

Our current procedure is to: 1) prioritize the safety and health of our staff and patrons; 2) continue serving your community informational needs as best we can; 3) plan ahead for any changing circumstances should they become apparent. Library Services: Following the guidelines from the CDC, the Governor’s office, and our municipality, the Oscar Grady Public Library will be closed to the public effective immediately and until further notice. The Library will do our best to be available by phone, (262) 284-6022 ext. 0, and via Facebook Chat through the Library’s Facebook page during the hours of 10 am until 2 pm for questions or technological support. This service may change as situations develop.
Next Steps: We are monitoring this developing situation closely; the safety of, and my commitment to, our library staff is my priority.

What can you do? As a public space, the Library cannot guarantee a germ-free environment or germ-free physical materials. You, as patrons, can continue to support the Library by following us on social media and accessing the Library’s website. The Library will do our best to offer technology support and access to virtual programming, e-Resources such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and online educational and information databases during this time.

The Oscar Grady Public Library will continue to provide trusted, accurate information to the community in which we serve as we receive it. Thank you for working with us to keep the Library a healthy environment.

Jen Gerber

Oscar Grady Public Library, Library Director jgerber@village.saukville.wi.us