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Nevada Library announces plans for reopening

The Nevada Public Library will move to Phase 3 of our reopening plan on Monday, March 15, 2021. During this phase we will be open with limitations for grab-and-go and curbside services. Our goal is to expand our in-person services to the community in a way that is as quick, efficient, and safe as possible. To ensure safe distancing practices, staff assistance will be limited. All patrons age 2 or older must wear a mask at all times while in the library building.

The library will be open Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and 4–8 p.m., and Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. There will be a capacity limit of 10 patrons allowed in the library at a time, so we are asking everyone to remain conscious of that limit as they are using the library. Seating and toys will remain unavailable during this phase as we encourage everyone to grab-and-go rather than remain in the building. We will continue to offer curbside pickup options for patrons who prefer that method.

Computers will still be available by appointment during open hours. We encourage everyone to call and schedule their computer appointments in advance to ensure availability, though walk-ins are welcome if computers are available. We will resume charging for copying, printing, and faxing on March 15. Copies and printed pages are $0.20 each for black and white and $0.30 each for color, and faxes are $2 per page for the first 10 pages, and $1 per page for each additional page past 10. We are only able to accept cash or checks.

Library programs will continue to meet via Zoom during this phase. Dates, times, and Zoom links for programs can be found in the city newsletter, the library newsletter, on the library’s Facebook page (, and on our website (

Per the library’s reopening metrics, we will return to Phase 2 if the 14-day average positivity rate for Story County reaches 5% or above (according to

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