COVID-19: What is Eckhart Public Library Doing?
Modified Library Services
All Eckhart Public Library staff wear masks and/or face shields when working with the public. The desks are also equipped with protective plexiglass shields to help prevent the spread of germs.
Facial coverings that cover the nose and mouth must be worn by patrons ages 8 and up in order to visit the library. This is required by Eckhart Public Library’s Board of Trustees and in accordance with Executive Order 20-37 released by Governor Eric Holcomb. Patrons younger than 8 years are not required to wear a mask or facial covering, but are strongly encouraged to.
Cleaning & Sanitization
The library’s physical spaces are sanitized and cleaned regularly.
All returned items are sanitized before they are put back on the library shelves.
All available computers are sanitized after each use.
The library campus is deep cleaned every Friday.
To reduce contact, self check-out machines are available on every floor of the library.
Outdoor/Virtual Programming & Social Distance
Eckhart Public Library’s in-person programming has been suspended to prevent the additional spreading of germs. Programming will return indoors when the 7 day individual, positivity rate is under 5% in DeKalb County for two weeks or more. Please see our social media for virtual programming and opportunities for library engagement online.
When in the library, we ask that you stay six feet away from others and staff unless you live in the same house.
If you are not feeling well or have tested positive for COVID-19, we are more than happy to assist you over the phone. Please do not bring items back to the library if you, or those in your home, are positive with COVID-19. Contact us, and we’ll take it from there.
If you are feeling sick, we ask that you please stay home to limit the spread of germs.
At Eckhart Public Library we are dedicated to providing information about COVID-19 from reliable sources and making that information available to the public. More information about COVID-19 can be found below.
Please Wash Your Hands
We ask that users wash their hands before and after handling library materials.
Hand sanitizer is available throughout the library in pumps and automated dispensers.
Drinking Fountains are not available at this time.
Printing & Faxing
Because of increased printing and faxing, the first 10 pages printed will be printed at no charge.
There is also no charge for faxing services.
Mask Up, Hoosiers
There is no vaccine or antiviral for COVID-19 at this time. The best thing to do is prevent exposure, clean, and sanitize.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
How to talk to Children and Teens about
Sesame Street has created a Caring for Each Other resource guide to offer caregivers and educators opportunities for children to lower anxiety through playful learning.
The Spark and Stitch Institute has provided a guide to how to talk to children and teens of various age groups about the Coronavirus