Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Wayne Public Library Plaza Pickup service is now available

The new Plaza Pickup program at the library is
available at the Veteran's Plaza doorway to the facility.
Wayne Public Library Director Jody Wolak had some good news for city officials and residents recently.
Wolak told members of the Wayne City Council that the library would begin opening again for public use in phases, ensuring the safety of users and staff members with each service returned for public use.
“We're going to follow all safety recommendations,” Wolak  told members of the Wayne City Council at their June 16 virtual meeting.
“The building remains closed but we are beginning what we are calling Plaza Pickup. Users can place a hold on items through the library website or by phone and a staff member will contact them to set up an appointment at the Veteran' Plaza doorway for them to pick them up,” she said. The library hours are currently between noon and 5 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday and staff is available to answer questions, she said. She reminded the council, too, that the library also offered several virtual programs and that there is staff on hand to answer questions should residents have a problem downloading ebooks or other materials.
“I want to thank everyone for their understanding during this time,” she said. “We are safely starting these plaza pickups.”
Councilman Kevin Dowd inquired as to the current procedure for returns and Wolak said that items can be returned to the library any time using the outdoor boxes. “We are not charging any overdue fees yet,” she said, “so items can be returned at your convenience.”
Mayor John Rheaea asked if borrowed materials were being returned and Wolak explained that a great deal of material is being returned currently. “We do quarantine all the material for three days,” she said, “but there still is a lot out there.”
Residents can contact the library during regular hours at (734) 721-7832 or http://wayne.lib.