[Libs-Or] curbside service?

Amy Hutchinson amyh at lakecountylibrary.org
Thu Apr 16 12:27:21 PDT 2020

We are also doing Library Take Out. You can read about our service here: https://www.lakecountylibrary.org/library-news/library-take-out-starts-march-31. So far it’s been working well. Our super users are all over it, but not so many of our more casual users. It’s been pretty low key traffic wise so far, so we are about do some additional promotion of it. Let me know if you want me to share any signage or procedures, I’m happy to send them along.


Amy C. Hutchinson, Library Director
Lake County Library District
26 South G St
Lakeview, OR 97630

From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Su Liudahl
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To: Cheryl Spangler <CSpangler at ci.harrisburg.or.us>
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Subject: Re: [Libs-Or] curbside service?

Yes, quite a few libraries are.

Ours is called "Library Take-out." Patrons have to request materials by Tuesday, either through the online catalog or by phone. We pull all the materials (wearing gloves) and check them out to patrons and put them into paper shopping bags. We have a card-weight slip in hot pink that we tape to bag handles with their name and instructions. We arrange them alphabetically on tables just inside the front doors. That's all done by Wednesday.

On Thursday we call all the patrons to let them know they have a pickup ready.

We distribute 4-6 on Friday. I set up a table in front of the library away from the door and drop box. I set up cones at least six feet from it and my path from the door. I sit in the door and people call out their names to me as they arrive (or call if I'm inside). I bring their bag and place it on the table. They wait until I've stepped away from the table to approach and pick up their books.

People are so happy to have the service. This week I have bags ready for 63 patrons.

Good luck! Let me know if you want to see our printed materials.

~Su Liudahl, Creswell Library Director

On Wed, Apr 15, 2020, 2:27 PM Cheryl Spangler <cspangler at ci.harrisburg.or.us<mailto:cspangler at ci.harrisburg.or.us>> wrote:


Is anyone doing a curbside service for your library?

IF so, how is it working, do you have certain hours, what are your procedures, etc.

Thank you,

Cheryl Spangler

Harrisburg Public Library

Harrisburg, OR
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