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By Toni DeRosa
Wasco Tribune 

Wasco library opening with restrictions

 

October 15, 2020 | View PDF

Toni DeRosa | Wasco Tribune

Everyone who enters the library must wear a mask.

The Wasco Library will be opening up and providing limited service.

Kern County is attempting to keep as many libraries open as possible during this pandemic. As the county moves from the purple tier to the red tier, it allows for more indoor activities.

Since the county recently moved to the red tier, libraries are beginning to open their doors with some rules set in place. There is a time limit of 30 minutes per visit.

All visitors to the library need to have a purpose-driven appointment such as checking out a book you placed on hold. You can request an appointment online at kernlibrary.org.

Everyone entering a library must be wearing a face mask that covers the nose and the mouth.

The libraries continue to prefer curbside services such as pick up holds, genre grab bags, carryout crafts (while supplies last), prizes for reading challenges (while supplies last), Grab-N-Go lunch for kids ages 2-18 (at select location) and the Kern Recovers PPE program.

Many indoor express services are now available such as browsing, making copies, sending faxes, accessing public computers, customer account services and reference services.

Library cards are not required for online services such as virtual programming or reading challenges.

Currently in-person programming, study spaces, restrooms and water fountains are not available.

The library will be resuming more services as the county moves through its reopening phases.

Call 661-868-0701 or email [email protected] for more info.

 

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