The Cody, Meeteetse and Powell libraries will be closed Friday – Saturday, July 3 – 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Happy 4th!
Expanded open hours at your library
The Park County Library System Board of Directors voted on Thursday, June 18 to expand open hours at the libraries. New hours will be as follows:
- Cody: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
- Powell: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday.
- Meeteetse: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday.
Curbside service will continue. Please call your Library to make arrangements in Cody at (307) 527-1880, in Meeteetse call (307) 868-2248 or contact Powell at (307) 754-8828.
The librarians will follow the CDC and public health guidelines of social distancing. All who visit are strongly encouraged to wear a mask. Public computers will be available by reservation, up to one hour per day per patron. Material is still being quarantined.
In Cody, meeting rooms will be available on a limited basis. “We won’t have meeting room space in Powell until we stop quarantining items and storing furniture,” Faith Johnson said. Johnson manages the Powell library. The Fireside room is not a separate space there.
Summer Reading 2020 at your Library. Details below:
Cody, June 1- Aug. 1 “Enjoy Summer Reading 2020 from June 1 – Aug. 1. Summer Reading is for all ages, babies to adult. Kids’ activities here. Teen & Tween page. We offer Grab & Go curbside service! No registration will be required to make social distancing easier.” (307) 527-1880, [email protected] adults, (307) 527-1889 teens & tweens, [email protected] & (307) 527-1884, [email protected] kids. Let us hear from you!
Meeteetse, June 1 – extended to Aug. 14! “We have a program for children (birth through 18) and adults. You may sign up using the ReaderZone app and website. Sign up is very self explanatory on the app/website. You may also come into the library and ask for a paper tracking sheet if you need one. (There will be a paper tracking sheet in each packet given out for students.) Let us know if you need any help at all signing up and with your tracking!” (307) 868-2248 [email protected]
Powell, June 1 – Aug. 14 “We are thrilled to invite you to be part of our 2020 Summer Reading program, “Imagine Your Story”. The adventure starts June 1st, ends August 14th and includes programs and prizes for everyone from babies to adults. ” (307) 754-8828 [email protected]
Reopening approved for the Park County libraries with some restrictions
Beginning Monday, the Park County libraries will be open for high risk individuals, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For the general public, open hours will be 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Per Governor Mark Gordon’s order, building capacity will be limited to 25 patrons at a time. Contact tracing will be required by the county health department. Both restrictions will be subject to change.
Curbside service will continue. Just call to make arrangements.
⦁ Cody, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, (307) 527-1880 [email protected].
⦁ Meeteetse, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. (307) 868-2248 [email protected]
⦁ Powell, 9 a.m. – 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – noon on Saturday, (307) 754-8828 [email protected]
As people enter the building, greeters will meet them and answer questions. Hand sanitizer will be placed at the entrance and throughout the library.Wearing face masks will be strongly encouraged. Quick browsing and checkout will be recommended.
While in the building, a social distance of six feet or more will be required. Patrons are asked to place any items touched during browsing in the bins for quarantine.
Our normally cozy seating won’t be available. Public computers are also off limits for now. The wi-fi signal reaches into the parking lot and no password is needed to access the internet. Returns must be placed in the outdoor book drops.
Sounds like a lot? See the full PCLS Reopening Plan as deemed safe and appropriate by the Library Leadership Team, local public health officer, professional library organizations (ALnd IMLS), CDC guidelines and Governor Mark Gordon’s orders.
Interlibrary loans are not currently an option and will have to wait until 50% of Wyoming libraries are able to participate.