Kansas Mask and Face Covering Executive Order

In accordance with Kansas Executive Order No. 20-52

Face Masks and/or Face Covering are now required to enter into the Library, or while waiting to enter the Library.

The Full Executive Order is posted on the Public Library Bulletin Board, or can be found at https://governor.kansas.gov/category/executive-orders/

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Library Open for curbside service and scheduled computers

Fowler Public Library is now open during the normal hours for curbside services, and 1 hour scheduled computer time for those with a need. At this time gaming and video watching is not happening in the library.

You can view the onlie catalog through the link on the right side of the website home page. Use the information on your library card to login. if you have lost your card, feel free to call the library for your information.

The current plan is to fully open the library alongside the other city and county services on June 15.

Summer Programing options are being planned for July.

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Library CLOSED until at least April 19, 2020

Due to the Governor of Kansas’ Stay at Home Order, Fowler Public Library will be closing until at least April 19. We know that this time is difficult for everyone, and we hope as a community we can get through this together.
Thanks,
Ben Rogers
Library Director

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FOWLER LIBRARY CLOSURE/Curbside service available

In the interest of trying to balance community health and community needs the following has been implemented for the Fowler Public Library effective today.

We will have a staff member in the library during normal hours to answer the phone and provide what services we can on a case by case need.

1) Library closed to normal public access until the regular Board meeting on April 13th where it will be on the agenda to review the situation.

2) curbside service will be available. Patrons may log on to the catalog and reserve items through the library website, where library staff with gather and check them out handing them to people at the door. In order to login you will need your library card number, if you do not have your card handy call the library and we will help you out. (620)646-5550

3) Case by case situations of need for services like faxes, copies, or computer access will be considered by the Director for those patrons who are asymptomatic.

4) Computers will be disinfected after each user.

5) Materials returned to the library will be wiped down and placed in a “material quarantine” for four days before being allowed to recirculate.

6) State Library Cards are highlighted as a tremendous resource and we encourage patrons to get signed up for one in order to get people access to online electronic media formats. This can be handled over the phone. (620)646-5550

7) Interlibrary Loan services will still be offered but materials will go through the 4 day material quarantine before shipping back or notifying patrons of their arrival.

8) Fines will be temporarily suspended.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Library response to the current situation feel free to call, or email director@fowlerlibrary.info

Thank-you,

Ben Rogers, director

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Covid-19 Response

It is the plan of the Fowler Public Library to remain OPEN during the current illness outbreak unless an authorized agency mandates a close. We recognize that life does not stop and we provide critical access resources for some people in our community.

We will be doing regular routine cleaning and intense cleaning on common contact areas, but we do ask that those who are feeling ill refrain from coming into the library. If you need library services and are ill, please feel free to call and we will do our best to make arrangements to come to you.

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Library Assistant Position Open

There is a part-time job opening at the Library for a Library Assistant. The job will provide a regular 14.5 hours a week. no previous experience is required and training will be provided for all job duties. The Library Assistant will occasionaly be responsible for running the library by themselves during normal hours. To Apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter to the Library Director by mail, email, or delivered in person.

Ben Rogers, Library Director

director@fowlerlibrary.info

PO Box 226, Fowler KS 67844

(620)646-5550

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Jan 28 2020, due to weather and road conditions the library is closed today. please stay safe

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Tuesday July 2, 6PM open meeting for those interested in the Society for Creative Anachronism

Do you like history? Did you ever imagine what it was like to be a medieval knight, lady, scribe, tanner….? Do you like to make things with your hands? If you can answer yes to these questions, and many more then have I got an opportunity for you at the Fowler Public Library.

Tuesday July 2 at 6:00 PM the Library will host a meeting for people who might be interested in getting involved with the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). The SCA researches and plays in the middle ages, learning skills and trades appropriate to the particular area and time of interest to the individual.

Western Kansas has a few people working to start a formal group and they are putting out a call for interested parties to meet up. Are you interested and can’t make that date? no problem, feel free to contact the library and we will help you get connected.

https://www.sca.org/

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CLOSED due to weather conditions, SAT 23 Feb

Due to the sidewalks, and slippery driving conditions the Library is Closed today.

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Help Us Learn How to Serve You Best

Here at the library we have prepared a short survey asking about how you use and WANT to use the library. What do you like to read? What services do you want to make sure stay around?, or what services can be expanded? Even what hours the library needs to be open. All of these things are being considered as we plan and look into the future. Follow the postd link to the online survey, or come by the library to fill out a survey on paper.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GTNBVNP

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