Library Building NOW OPEN to the Public for Regular Hours

Mt. Sterling Public Library has re-opened our building to the public as of Wednesday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. for our regular hours. Please remember to adhere to wearing a facemask to help protect our vulnerable staff and community members, recognize social distancing and practice good hand hygiene. We will continue to quarantine books between returns and re-circulation and maintain keeping our high touch surfaces disinfected. To remain open to the public we need your help to stop the spread of Covid-19. We thank you for your patience, kindness, and understanding in these challenging times.

Curbside service remains an available service to those that prefer. It requires a call ahead to prepare your items. A yellow tote will be placed outside for your convenience. Instructions will be provided when you call the library to pick up your items.

As always, keep checking the library website and social media for further updates or changes of our status of availability to the public.

Things to keep in mind:

The Mt. Sterling Community Museum re-opening date remains unchanged until March per the regular schedule it holds every year. The Library and Museum remain two separate entities. The library is still limited to the following guidelines:

*15 patrons in the building allowed at one time.  Face masks and social distancing are still required. *We have some donated face masks for those without. *We will allow unlimited time on the PC’s because 1) folks have been clamoring for actual workstations/wi-fi/printer use and 2) we now have a UVC type of disinfecting light that will be used on each PC after each use.  It zaps Corona dead on both keyboard and mouse.  We confirm it’s working, and it is super-powerful.  Curbside pick-up is still available. 1) We will walk your check-outs out to your car and 2) If you just want to pick up, give us a tight window timeframe so we don’t have your items in the yellow box too long and prevent any chance of dampness or destruction of materials exposed to cold. 3)We will have lots of hand sanitizer and the pump bottles will be prominently placed.