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Library Opening for Scheduled Curbside Pick-Up

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Cuyahoga Falls Library Opens Scheduled Curbside Pick-Up June 2

After detailed planning following the recommendations from Governor DeWine’s Responsible Restart Ohio, the library will be reopening for curbside pick-up and drive-thru services the first week of June. Starting Tuesday, June 2, hours will be 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. The library will also be accepting returns during open hours. All staff will be required to take their temperatures and wear a mask or face covering according to CDC guidelines.

To schedule a time slot for hold pick-ups:

  1. Place an item on hold through our website, app or give us a call 330-928-2117 x2001.
  2. We will call you when your item(s) are ready to be picked up and schedule you for a time slot. We will be open for curbside pick-up from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday.
  3. When you arrive, pull to the back area in the parking lot with the orange cones. Park in a labeled spot.
  4. Call us and let us know what spot you are in.
  5. We will bring your items out to your car, please stay in your car. We will bring a cart out with your materials to maintain social distancing. Please wear a mask or face covering.
  6. We will check your items out to you prior to your arrival, so be sure to come during your scheduled time slot.
  7. If there is no line, you are welcome to pull up to the drive-thru window.

To drop off library materials:

  1. The normal book drop will remain closed. Instead, you will see large trash bins designated for book returns in front of our building.
  2. Drive-up and return your items in the bins 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday or 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Returned items will not be removed from your library card record for 7-10 days.
  3. No fees will be accrued during these times, we understand that the limited hours will make it difficult to return items.

These guidelines will continue to guide decisions over the coming weeks and months. All in-house library programming is canceled through at least June 30.

The following services will also be offered through the library:

  • The drive-thru will be open for holds pick-up, virtual printing and tax forms.
  • Contact us by phone, email, virtual chat and online. For reference questions, call 330-928-2117, leave a message, and a staff member will return your call.
  • Free WiFi is available in the library parking lot 24/7.
  • Visit cuyahogafallslibrary.org/digital-resources for access to digital ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, online learning and more.
  • If you don’t have a library card, you can sign-up for a digital card by visiting cuyahogafallslibrary.org/e-only-cards
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Library Plans to Reopen in Phases

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Dear Library Customer,

The Cuyahoga Falls Library’s top priority is the health and safety of staff and community.

The library plans to reopen in phases following COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC, Governor DeWine’s Responsible Restart Ohio, government officials, and local authorities. These guidelines will continue to guide decisions over the coming weeks and months. The Cuyahoga Falls Library plans to remain closed through at least May 31 and all in-house library programming is canceled through June 30.

While the building is closed, teams of library staff are working on safety procedures and protocols to reopen in phases that include drive-thru window and curbside service. To enhance the safety of staff and customers, we are rearranging and sanitizing the interior of the entire building. We hope to reopen the book drop prior to reopening the building. All overdue fines during the closure will be waived.

While our doors are closed, the following services will still be offered through the library:

* Contact us by phone, email, and online. For reference questions, call 330-928-2117, leave a message, and staff will return your call between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Also, our tech trainer will be returning calls from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

* Free WiFi is available in the library parking lot 24/7. * Visit www.cuyahogafallslibrary.org/digital-resources for access to digital ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, online learning and more.

* If you don’t have a library card, you can sign-up for a digital card by visiting www.cuyahogafallslibrary.org/e-only-cards

* Visit our Facebook page for updates on virtual programming offerings. www.facebook.com/fallslibrary

Thank you for your tremendous support during this public health crisis. The decisions we willingly take to stay home, wear masks, and practice social distancing will protect our loved ones.

We miss our customers and look forward to seeing you again.

Stay well,

Valerie Kocin
Director, Cuyahoga Falls Library

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FAQ’s: The library is closed – what does that mean to you?

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Q. Is the library closed?
A. Yes, the Cuyahoga Falls Library plans to remain closed through at least May 31 and all in-house library programming is canceled through June 30. 

Q. Can I return library books? 
A. No, the book drop is currently closed, but we will be sure to communicate on our website, email and facebook when it reopens. 

Q. Will I be fined for library materials I have at home?
A. No fines will accumulate while the library is closed. You will have plenty of time to make your returns when the library reopens before fines start to accumulate. 

Q. What are you doing to protect patrons and staff? 
A.While the building is closed, teams of library staff are working on safety procedures and protocols to reopen in phases that include drive-thru window and curbside service. To enhance the safety of staff and customers, we are rearranging and sanitizing the interior of the entire building. 

Q. What will it look like when the library reopens? 
A. The library plans to reopen in phases following COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC, Governor DeWine’s Responsible Restart Ohio, government officials, and local authorities. These guidelines will continue to guide decisions over the coming weeks and months. 

Q. What else should I know? 

  • If you have placed items on hold, we will do our best to have them ready when we reopen. SearchOhio holds and holds on available items have been suspended.
  • Holds that are ready to pick up will be held for a week after we re-open.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available to use in the parking lot from your car.
  • Free eBooks, magazines, and movie streaming are available on our digital resources page. Don’t have a card? Get an eCard.
  • Subscribe to our email newsletter to receive updated resources & information delivered straight to your inbox.
  • Talk to a Librarian! We’re still answering questions. Just call 330-928-2117, leave a message, and we’ll call you back between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Also, our tech trainer will be returning calls from 3 to 7 on Tuesdays.
  • You can also submit questions online using our contact page and we’ll reply by email.

 

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Reasons to Complete the Census

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Census results affect your voice in government, how much funding your community receives, and how your community plans for the future. You can learn more in the Census Bureau’s “Why We Ask” [PDF], and you can complete the census online at 2020census.gov.

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Talk to a Librarian

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The library is closed, but we’re still answering questions. Just call 330-928-2117, leave a message, and we’ll call you back between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Also, our tech trainer will be returning calls from 3 to 7 on Tuesdays.

You can also chat with us.

You can also submit questions online using our contact page and we’ll reply by email.

For answers to frequently asked questions about our current closing, see The Library is closed – what does that mean to you?

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2019 Highlights

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As we head into a New Year, we thought we’d share some fun highlights from 2019:

1. Auto-Renewal was rolled out for all patrons which helped increase circulation for the library. Auto-renewal resulted in greater convenience and fewer fines.
2. We circulated over 890,000 materials (includes items customers can checkout, download or stream).
3. Over 250,000 visitors walked through our doors.
4. Adult participation in Summer Reading nearly doubled thanks to a collaborative effort from all our departments to create a uniform program for the whole library.
5. The library welcomed 2,780 new cardholders in 2019.

Thank you to all of our patrons who continue to support the library by checking out materials and participating in programs. We are looking forward to another year of serving our community!

 

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Live on Lakeside: Bullet Journaling

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Kim Bell & Missy Littell – Bullet Journaling is Your New Obsession!
It’s creative, it’s organized, it’s all about you.
We all have our “to do” lists – and shopping lists – and planning lists…! What if we could put them all in one place – and have a little fun with it? There is a way! Kim Bell and Missy Littell from the Cuyahoga Falls Library sat down with Live On Lakeside to share ways to started with your bullet journal and how the library MakerSpace can help.

Watch the segment on Bullet Journaling

 

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Day By Day Ohio Resource from State Library

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We are excited about this new resource for Ohio families!  DayByDayOH.org  is a perpetual calendar for young children and their families, featuring a song, a video, activities, and book recommendations for every day of the year.

Day By Day Ohio, a service of the State Library of Ohio in collaboration with Ohio Ready to Read, also includes literacy and health information and an Ohio public library locator map.

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