Monday, July 27, 2020

Yes, We are Open!

The changes that seem to go on day by day, we just wanted to make sure everybody knew that we are indeed open.

We reopened on May 18th to our full operating hours. We do request that from 10-12 those hours be reserved for our elderly and those with restrictions.

On July 15th all county government buildings as well as the Town of White Bluff buildings require face-masks to be worn. This includes the Jennie Woodworth Library.

At this time, we are open. We do require face masks.

For those that need to return materials, our outside drop box is available as well as the drop box inside. If you have questions or concerns pertaining to the library, feel free to call us at (615) 797-9553.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020


Our goal is to ensure as safe of an environment as possible while library services resume. We want both the patrons and staff to know they are valued. We will evaluate these guidelines weekly as we progress.

1.                     Access to the library will be limited to no more than 10 patrons at a time. Patrons are expected to follow social distance requirements of at least 6 feet apart.
2.                     Library staff will control access to the library on a first come, first serve basis. Staff reserves the right to deny access to patrons who appear to be sick, i.e. coughing, sneezing, etc.
3.                    Patrons are encouraged to wash their hands before entering the library. WEARING A FACE MASK  IS REQUIRED.
4.                    Computer time is limited to 1 hour. After each patron is finished with using the computer, the computer will be wiped/sprayed down with disinfectant. Children's computers will be put away for now and not used.
5.                    Materials are to be returned to the box that is at the circulation desk.  Each returned item will be disinfected and quarantined a minimum of 24 hours before being available for checkout.
6.                    While following the physical distancing requirements, patrons will be allowed to study and use the free wi-fi service available throughout the building.
7.                    Staff will not be able to provide one on one technology assistance at this time due to social distancing. Staff will remain at the circulation desk during hours of operation, if a patron needs assistance they are to come to the desk and request what they need.
8.                    No library programs other than passive programs will be available at this time.
9.                    We will return to our normal operating hours with the request that the vulnerable and elderly exclusively use the library from 10-12 Monday – Saturday. All patrons may use the library from 12 until close. (Monday & Thursday 10-6, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 10-5, and Saturday 10-2)
10.               Frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected regularly.

We will maintain updated guidelines posted on the door of the Jennie Woodworth Library and the front door of the Bibb-White Bluff Civic Center as well as on our Blog and Facebook.