Penworthy STEAM to GO Kits

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Grab N Go 2.0

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Starting March 15, 2021


The Nueces County Public Libraries welcomes patrons to visit the building again during Grab & Go 2.0! The Grab & Go 2.0 phase is designed to allow a quick visit inside the Library with safety in mind to browse the collection and checkout materials, access to computers, internet/WiFi, scan, printing services, and browsing by appointment only, to ensure social distancing, sanitation, and safety guidelines for the protection of all library patrons and staff. Patrons may visit the building during limited open hours Monday through Friday. Some services have daily time limits and require a reservation.


Hours: (Please see Facebook Pages for up to date hours)

                                                    Library Open & Curbside

            Keach Family Library

      Bishop Branch Library       Law Library

Monday                  10:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday                 10:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday           10:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday                10:00am - 6:00pm

Friday                      10:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday                 CLOSED

Sunday                   CLOSED

Monday            1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday            CLOSED

Wednesday     1:00pm - 4:00pm

Thursday           CLOSED

Friday                 CLOSED

Saturday            CLOSED

Sunday              CLOSED

Monday               8:30am - 3:00pm      

Tuesday             8:30am - 3:00pm

Wednesday       8:30am - 3:00pm

Thursday           8:30am - 3:00pm

Friday                 8:30am - 3:00pm

     


 

Contacting the Library

Library staff are answering questions via email at keachlibrary@gmail.com A library staff member will typically respond within 24 hours.


Library staff are available to offer assistance via phone at 361.387.3431 during the open hours. Patrons calling outside of the Library's hours of operation may leave a voicemail message and a staff member will return their call as soon as possible.

 

Keeping Everyone Safe

The Library has implemented various precautions to ensure the safety of patrons and staff.
• Face mask covering the nose and mouth required during a patron's entire visit to the Library
• Temperature check required to enter the building
• Face mask covering the nose and mouth required during a patron's entire visit to the Library
• Temperature check required to enter the building
• Appointment needed to enter the building to use our services.
• Limited number of available computers, spaced six feet apart between terminals
• Open-seating furniture like study tables, and lounge seating are available
• Patrons strongly encouraged to frequently wash hands or use hand sanitizer
• Cleaning and sanitizing scheduled throughout the day
• Social distancing floor markers at the service desks and self-checkout kiosks
• Health shields at the service desks
• Library materials isolated for 3 days prior to checking them in and releasing them to fill requests.


 

Visiting the Library

Entering the Building

Keach Family Library: Entry into the Library is available through the South Entrance only at Keach Family Library. The North Entrance is used for curbside appointments only.

 

Bishop Branch Library: Entry into the Bishop Branch Library is available through the North Entrance only. The West Entrance is used for curbside appointments only.

 

Law Library: Entry into the Law Library is available through the main entrance of the Courthouse and to the 6th floor.

 

 

 

Face Mask & Social Distancing

As per Nueces County Commissioner's Court order customers must wear a face mask or face covering over their nose and mouth at all times while in the Library/County operated buildings and observe social distancing of at least six feet. A mask must be worn appropriately for the entire Library visit, including while using computers, study rooms. Individuals are encouraged to bring a mask with them, but if the individual does not have a mask, a disposable mask will be provided.


• Children under the age of 10 years are not required to wear a mask.
• Per the CDC, face shields are not recommended for normal everyday activities or as a substitute for cloth face coverings. Face shields are allowed to be worn in the Library.
• Cloth face coverings with exhalation valves are not permitted.


Patrons violating the face mask and social distancing guidelines will be given a courtesy warning on the 1st occurrence. The patron will be asked to leave the building for the day if there is a second occurrence on that same date.

Staff are also required to wear face masks to keep you and us safe.

 

 

Temperature Check & Hand Washing

Patrons should stay home if they are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Per the CDC, symptoms may include: fever of chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. Patrons may be asked to leave the Library if coughing excessively or exhibiting other symptoms.
All patrons must have their temperature checked by Library staff immediately upon entering the building.

 

  • Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above will not be allowed further entrance into the Library.


o If the first reading is 100.4 degrees or above, the patron may wait in the East entrance lobby for five minutes, then have their temperature taken again. The patron will be admitted to the Library if the second reading is below 100.4 degrees. If their temperature remains at 100.4 degrees or above upon the second reading, the patron will not be allowed to visit the Library that day.


o Cold weather may affect temperature readings of patrons coming into the Library from outside. On cold weather days, if a patron registers a low grade fever, anything above 98.6 F, they may wait in the East entrance lobby for five minutes and have their temperature taken again. The patron will be admitted to the Library if the second reading is below 100.4 degrees. If their temperature reads at 100.4 degrees or above upon the second reading, the patron will not be allowed to visit the Library that day.

  • Patrons who refuse a temperature check will not be admitted to the building.


Patrons are strongly encouraged to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer throughout their visit to the Library. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the Library building. Restrooms are located on the 1st floor.


 

Length of Visit

The Grab & Go 2.0 Phase is designed to allow a quick visit inside the Nueces County Public Libraries to browse the collection and checkout materials, use a computer or study room, copy, and scan.


Reservations for computers are 30 minutes, study rooms 1 hour and browsing 30 minutues.

 

Returning Library Materials

Patrons should continue to return library materials via the dropbox located outside the Keach and Bishop Library.


Returned items will isolated for 72 hours and will remain on the patron's account during the isolation period, but the patron will not be billed late fines during the pandemic.


Oversized items must be returned at Circulation Desk during hours of operation.

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Services Available during Grab & Go 2.0 Phase

AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE

• Browsing library materials inside the Library*
• Digital collections and online resources
• Drive-up materials return open 24/7
• Computer use*
• Internet/WiFi
• Self-serve printing and copying
• Self-serve scan-to-email or scan-to-USB
• Study rooms*
• Open-seating lounge chairs*
• Open-seating study tables/genius bars*
• Virtual library programs
• Income tax forms

*Daily time limits apply. Reservations are required.

• Print magazines and newspapers
• Use of Library in-house laptops
• Meeting rooms
• Learning and play stations in the Children's Wing
• In-person programs
• In-person income tax assistance


These services are designed to allow a quick visit inside the Library with safety in mind.

Browse the Collection

  • 30 minuted time limit
  • Patrons may browse the collections in-person and borrow items.
  • Patrons are strongly encourage to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after handling library materials

Arriving For Your Appointment

  • KFL: Patrons with an appointment must enter through South entrance only at Keach Family Library. The North entrance is closed.
  • BBL: Patrons with an appointment must enter through North entrance only at Bishop Branch Library.
  • Law Library: Patrons with an appointment must enter through main Courthouse and go to the 6th floor.
  • Patrons must arrive no later than five minutes after the start of their appointment time, otherwise the appointment will be cancelled. Patrons who are late or do not show for an appointment may not reschedule that day..
  • Patrons will go through a series of checkpoints to enter the Library, including a temperature check by a library staff member or security guard. A library staff member will show you to your assigned computer or to the Envisonware Copy-Print Center.
  • Patrons must leave the building promptly at the conclusion of their appointment to allow library staff time to sanitize the area and prepare for the next group of appointments. Patrons may leave early if they are finished before the end of their 30 minute appointment.

Grab & Go Guideline Violations


In order to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff, the rules for the Grab & Go phase must be followed. Failure to follow the rules and directives given by Library staff will result in the following.

  • Refuse temperature check = not allowed into the building
  • Refuse to wear a mask = not allowed into the building
  • Not wearing a mask in the building or not observing social distancing when able to do so:

                         * 1st occurrence = verbal warning
                         * 2nd occurrence = asked to leave the building
                         * If asked to leave, the patron loses appointment privileges during the Grab & Go phase, but can return once the Library fully reopens to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zobey At The Library (How to Grow Seeds)

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Zobey At The Library (How to Plant in a Container)

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Zobey At The Library (December Garden Update)

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We are proud to announce that our Bishop Branch Library received a grant from ALA on community engagement grants. Please read the following attachment on our Press Release.

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COVID-19 Resources

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Staying Up-to-date on Coronavirus

 

Nueces County Commissioners and Nueces County Public Library are staying abreast of the situation and will continue to keep you informed as developments warrant. There are some very simple steps you can take to minimize your chances of contracting respiratory illnesses like the Coronavirus. Staying up-to-date on developments of outbreaks and avoiding misinformation are two of them.

Stay informed. Click on the Badge below to visit the CDC COVID-19 information website to learn more about the Coronovirus.

Mantente informado. Haga clic en la Insignia a continuación para visitar el sitio web de información de CDC COVID-19 para obtener más información sobre el Coronovirus.

 

 

  1. The Corpus Christi Nueces County Health Department has launched a site with comprehensive information on coronavirus.   https://www.cctexas.com/coronavirus

  2. Nueces County has information on COVID-19 at https://www.nuecesknows.com/

  3. The Texas Health and Human Services is also a site for current information, answers to frequently asked questions and links about the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

Here are the common-sense steps you can take to stop the spread of germs

  •     Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  •     Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  •     Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  •     Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  •     Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care.
  •     Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  •     Keep up to date on the latest news.

INFORMATION ON COVID-19 Testing


COVID-19 Testing Information
Testing Registration

Do you want a COVID-19 test even though you are not experiencing symptoms?
Register for a test through Nueces County at covidtesting.nuecesco.com

Alternatively, visit cctexas.com for information on registering for a test through the city of Corpus Christi

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