COVID-19

For more information about the Coronavirus, please click on the links below. These links will help you find more facts about the virus, how it is spread, looking at the numbers of how many cases there are, and much more. 

Iowa 211 

State of Iowa Coronavirus Page

Iowa Department of Public Health Coronavirus Page

Center for Disease Control Coronavirus Page

Legal Information about Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-332-0419

Test Iowa

 

What is the Marchant Memorial Library doing during this time?

The Marchant Memorial Library is closing to the public as of Thursday, March 19th to do our part in trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions regarding using the online resources we have available, please call the library or send us an email. If you would like to reserve library materials through the online catalog, email, or calling in a request, we will do our best to arrange a curbside delivery. 

Materials that are returned to the library are being wiped down with Clorox wipes and put into a book "quarantine" where they stay for a week before being reshelved or available to be checked out again. This includes wiping off the covers of books, the covers and inside covers for movies, and the DVD or Blu-ray itself. 

The Interlibrary loan system was suspended starting on Tuesday, March 31st. This system of borrowing books from other libraries will restart on Monday, June 8th state-wide. 

We are following recommendations from the governor and from the State Library of Iowa, and will continue to keep informed from these sources. The services that we continue to offer through this time are always subject to change based on those recommendations!

Please do your part in the community by trying to slow the spread: practice social distancing, cover your cough, wash your hands often, and stay home if you are sick! We have many residents through our community and our county that have those underlying medical conditions that could make them have worsened symptoms of this disease. Thank you for all that you are doing to try to keep them as healthy and safe as possible within our community!