Pinehurst Library opens curbside self-service

| May 4, 2020 1:17 PM

PINEHURST – All seven Community Library Network libraries across Kootenai County and in Pinehurst will offer self-service curbside pickup starting May 11th.

Stage one of the Library Network Reopening Plan responds to both Governor Little’s “Rebound Idaho Plan” and local community health plans. The second stage of the Library Network’s Plan will address measures to be able to safely reopen all seven facilities pursuant to the Governor’s plan.

Members can now return books in the book drops; however, members are encouraged to return them throughout the month, so book drops are not flooded with returns. No blocks will accrue during stage one. Returned items will be quarantined for at least 72-hours before they can be provided to another member. Please consider this delay, as safety is top of mind.

Members can checkout materials by placing holds on items online or by phone. Libraries will notify members when the items are available, and then members phone when they arrive in the parking lot to pick up their items.

Librarians are available by phone to help with placing holds and using the self-service pickup. Physical donations will not be accepted during this stage of the plan.

The Community Library Network thanks our communities for their patience while the library transitions. Librarians are diligently working to institute the Governors Stage 1 protocols applicable to library services. The library network is a complex system that includes seven buildings, over 68,000 cardholders, hundreds of thousands of print materials circulating, and serves a population of over 111,000.

For a full list of services and access to electronic services such as eBooks, or to sign up for a library card online, go to: communitylibrary.net.

The Pinehurst Library can be reached at 208-682-3483.