After placing a takeout request, library staff will package the books or materials in single-use paper bags to be collected at your scheduled appointment time. When patrons arrive at the library, staff will place the takeout bag with ordered books and other materials (such as DVDs or audio books) outside the doors of the building in order to facilitate a contactless transaction. Returned library items are quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours.
“Library Takeout is an important first step in returning to full library service,” says Judy Moore, TNRL's Chief Librarian. “While we've made great strides in delivering digital resources including e-books, audio books and film, we know that many patrons much prefer physical items. The Library Takeout program mirrors how our restaurants have transitioned to pick up during this health crisis. Just as food is essential to life, so is knowledge and connection - brain food so-to-speak!"
These past two weeks have been both exciting and emotional for library staff and patrons as phone calls were made to arrange pick up of items on hold. Residents of the regional district love their libraries, and staff have missed seeing them these last couple of months.
For more details see on Library Takeout, visit tnrl.ca/librarytakeout. For library locations and contact information, visit tnrl.ca.
Judy Moore, Chief Librarian
Thompson-Nicola Regional Library
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