Library Updates on COVID-19
Library Services During the COVID-19 Closure
During this temporary closure, we are taking several steps to ensure some Library Services remain available to our Patrons:
- We encourage our patrons to use the online resources through our website with their library card. Available items include ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, indie flix…check out what is available. If your library card needs to be renewed or you simply need a library card please call during designated hours.
- Library support and information services will remain available by phone at 250-697-2713 from 11:00am-2:00pm, Monday-Friday. You may also contact us by email at email@example.com, we will get back to you as soon as we can.
- Wi-Fi continues to be available in the municipal parking lot, which you are welcome to use anytime. Connect to GPL Public Access (no password is required).
- Please hold on to all Library materials you have checked out. As per our fine-free policy no fines are being accrued on any overdue items.
- If you currently have a hold or an interlibrary loan waiting to be picked up, please wait to hear from us. Please note if you are wanting or waiting for a book from another library, Libraries are no longer shipping InterLibrary Loans or InterLibrary Connect items. Please be patient they will resume shipments when it is safe to do so.
- Please refrain from making library donations at this time.
Health Alerts and Information
The Village of Granisle is Offering Grocery Pickup and Delivery in cooperation with Houston Buy Low Foods to assist individuals who are in self-isolation or Staying Home to do their part in these uncertain times. For further information contact the Village Office at 250-697-2248 or visit their website for complete details https://granisle.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=902,1724&preview=1803
Reliable information and resources on COVID-19:
- Northern Health (1-844-645-7811)
- BC Centre for Disease Control
- Government of Canada (awareness resources)
- World Health Organization (rolling updates)
If you have any symptoms, start with this handy self-assessment tool:
Self-care and communal care:
Help reduce your risk of infection:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- If a sink is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean your hands
- Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover your mouth and nose with the crease of your elbow or a disposable tissue when you sneeze or cough
- Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
- Do not share food, drinks, utensils, etc.