FM Library bringing back curbside pick-up

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FORT MADISON – With Covid-19 cases increasing across Lee County and the State of Iowa, along with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds request that Iowans limit their social interactions, the Fort Madison Public Library is bringing back the option of curbside book pick-up beginning Thursday, November 12.

The library is still open if you want to come in and browse for books or use a computer yourself. However, if you are limiting your social interaction, this is another option to access books, magazines and other library materials.

Curbside book delivery will be available at the door on the west side of the library, near the book return. You can pick up materials Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

If you want to use curbside pick-up, you will need to call the library in advance to let us know what items you want and set an appointment to pick them up. Pick-up appointments will be scheduled at 15-minute intervals and you are asked to arrive within five minutes of your appointment time.

Please allow a minimum of two hours between the time you call to request materials and the time you plan to pick them up. When requesting items, please have your library card with you or be prepared to verify your address and phone number so we can make sure we are getting the right books to the right person. If the library calls you about materials you have reserved, or gotten from another library through Interlibrary Loan, you can also request to pick those up curbside.

If you choose to visit the library in person, we thank you for wearing a mask if you can, as Governor Reynolds has requested, to protect other patrons and library employees. We are currently able to provide complimentary disposable masks.

For additional information or questions about anything related to the library, contact Sarah Clendineng, (319) 372-5721, SarahClen@fortmadison.lib.ia.us at the Fort Madison Public Library.

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