In response to Governor Tony Evers’ orders to close all K-12 schools and prohibiting large gatherings, the Monticello Public Library will close at 7:00 pm on Monday, March 16, and will remain closed until further notice. We will be reevaluating the situation daily and will provide further updates if these plans should change.
This decision was not made lightly. The scientific community agrees that “social distancing” is an important factor in preventing the spread of COVID-19. While we value serving as a community gathering space, at this time that is precisely what we should not be doing. We are taking this precautionary step on behalf of our patrons, staff, and the community during this pandemic.
During the closure, we ask that patrons not return items due to the limited capacity of our external book drop. We will be extending due dates on all materials for the convenience of all. We are a fine free library, so no need to worry about overdue fees!
While our physical location will be closed, our digital library resources are available on our website, www.monticellopubliclibrary.org, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, and research databases. This would be a great time to learn a language using Transparent Languages, or to read a book checked out from Overdrive!
The safety of our patrons and staff is of highest importance for the library. Please follow us on Facebook and check our website for updates. We will continue to provide further information as the situation continues to evolve and develop and highlight free resources to help you through this challenging time.
We appreciate your understanding during this uncertain time, and we look forward to serving you in the future.
Links for updated information on disease outbreaks and COVID-19:
Green County Health Department: gcpublichealth.org/
Wisconsin Department of Health Services: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/
Outbreaks in Wisconsin: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm
World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-2019 information: www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/
WHO EPI-WiN information/infodemics: www.epi-win.com/resources?page=0%2C0