Library Is Open Again

Red River Parish Library doors are open once more.  They opened Wednesday.  Patrons are being greeted by Sheraton Cox and Leshena Taylor at the front desk.  They are smiling (under the masks) because they welcome you back after the closure due to the COVID-19 virus.

Librarian Trey Lewis has established guidelines for using the library.  Here are the rules the Library has established for re-opening: Phase 1

To preserve the public health and safety of our patrons and employees, while accommodating the needs of our patrons, we are applying the following procedures, so as to meet State recommended guidelines. 

As per the Governor’s guidelines, we request that you wear a face mask while you are in the building. Social distancing will be maintained by patrons and employees remaining 6 feet apart at all times. 

Phase 1 Procedures:

• Patrons must have their Library card with them to use any available services.

• No more than 20 people may be in the building at any time.

• There will be a 15-minute time limit for each patron entering the library to check out books.

*       There will be a 30-minute time limit for patrons using a computer for personal business only. No social media or shopping, please. As always, we offer free WiFi available through your device that you may use from your car. This service is available from 8:00am-6:00pm. 

• Patrons will utilize self-check-out/check-in as explained by the Librarian at the circulation desk.

• Copier will be used by patron only with no employee in contact with paper.

** DVD’s will not be available for borrowing until further notice. 

*      The library meeting room will not be available for reservation until further notice.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we transition from closure to offering limited services at this time, while helping to keep the general public and our employees’ healthy.  If all goes well we hope to lift these restrictions very soon.


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