Library to Begin Phased Reopening Including Curbside Service

Greene County, OH: On Thursday May 14, all Greene County Public Library locations will begin a phased reopening. During the first phase of our reopening, the building will not be accessible to the public, but we will be offering some services. We want to make visiting the library safe and convenient. Here are a few things we are doing:  

  • Book drops at all locations will be open.  
  • Items borrowed prior to the Stay-at-Home order had their due dates extended to June 1. 
  • Curbside service will be available during normal operating hours. You can place items for pick up by making requests in our catalog or by calling your community library.  
  • Patrons can request a Home Collection to help with home schooling. 

Our staff will prepare your requests for books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, audiobooks, and other circulating materials for efficient curbside pick-up in the parking lot of each library location. You can place holds using your online library account or by calling your community library. When your request is ready, visit your community library and follow the instructions on the signage in the parking lot. 

This partial reopening of library service involves extensive safety measures to ensure the health of the public and library staff. All employees will wear personal protective equipment as required by State Orders, will practice social distancing at all times, and will engage in frequent disinfecting of equipment and high contact surfaces used by staff along with other measures to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Recently returned circulating materials will be quarantined prior to recirculation among the general public. 

We appreciate the hard work of the Greene County Health Department during this unprecedented situation will continue to work with the Health Commissioner to maintain best practices. 


CONTACT: Ryan Ireland, Communications Coordinator, 937-736-7081