Helensville Library news update

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Helensville Library news for October 2020
Helensville Library is open!
We will re-schedule our Book Tasting evening as soon as we can.
Helensville Library will be open during Arts in the Ville – all three days. We look forward to all our visitors.
Did you take up a new craft or project during lockdown? We welcome photographs and small items to display for the weekend. Please contact us.
Keep up-to-date with library happenings on our Facebook page: facebook.com/HelensvilleLibrary.
In Alert Level 2, some of our services may be different to what you are used to.
While we recommend signing-in it is not compulsory.
Like all Auckland Council community facilities, we have a paper-based sign-in sheet inside the library to ensure we have processes in place for tracing visitors to our facilities.
If you aren’t using the COVID Tracer App, please complete the sheet. Please note: The details on the sign-in sheet will only be used for COVID-19 contact tracing by the Ministry of Health. Information will be securely stored for 60 days, then destroyed.
If you are unwell, and want to collect or return an item, please ask a friend or family member to do this for you.
Our staff may be wearing face masks as an additional precaution. Wear a mask if you wish to.
There are limits to the number of people allowed in our libraries at any one time during Alert Level 2. We ask that you limit your library visit to 30 minutes or less.
We ask all customers to observe the Ministry of Health’s physical distancing guidelines: a minimum of 1 metre distance inside public places.
Hand sanitiser is available for customers on entry, as well as next to our self-check machines, public computing areas and EFTPOS terminal. We encourage you to use hand sanitiser when visiting a library.
Ready-to-Go Reads – pre-packaged selections of 5 books (genre and age-based) are now available! Fill out our Ready-to-Go Reads form to request a book pack. We’ll let you know when they’re ready to pick up from your chosen library.
The library is thoroughly cleaned each night and additional cleaning will be done throughout the day, including wiping down surfaces, handrails and computers with anti-viral spray.
Free WiFi is available at all libraries.
Public computers and printing access are available, with physical distancing and hygiene measures in place. We are limiting customers to two 30-minute sessions a day.
Staff assistance at computers will be minimal during Alert Level 2 and a minimum of 1 metre physical distance will be maintained.
All physical events in libraries are on hold, including Kids Time. Jigsaw puzzles, and heat kits have been temporarily removed from our libraries and the catalogue.
And don’t forget if you need help with enrolling to vote we can provide it.
Anne Coppell
Senior Librarian / Poukokiri - Children & Youth, Rodney West

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