COVID-19 Closure Information

7/6/2020 Update

At this time, we are requiring masks to be worn in the library. Browsing the collection, picking up holds, using the computers, and participating in the Summer Reading Program is still available.

6/11/2020 Update

We are currently in Phase 3 of the re-opening plan. We are able to have 11 people in he library at a time. If you choose to browse the collection or use a computer a mask is required. Computers are available for 30 minute appointments. Details are below under Phase 3.

5/28/2020 Re-Opening Plan

We are preparing to reopen the library and want to make sure our patrons know what to expect at each stage of the process. We have not set dates to all of the phases yet, but we have an idea what each phase looks like based on the guidance given by health officials. These services are subject to change.

Phase 2 – Curbside Service
Began May 4th

  • The library building is not open for browsing the stacks, computer use, children’s area, or meetings.
  • The library is open Monday – Friday 9am to 6pm.
  • No programming.
  • Patrons can place new holds for items in our library through their library account or call the library to request the item.
  • When the item is ready, you will be called and may come to pick it up. Call the library when you arrive in the parking lot and we will deliver the items in a bag to the table just outside the door.
  • Items are to be returned in the dropbox on the east side of the building. They will be checked in the following Monday. We will not accept items at the door.
  • Patrons can request photocopies, prints, faxes, and scans by calling the library to make arrangements.

Phase 3 – Limited Services
Began June 8th
The following are added/changes to the list above for this phase:

  • The library is open Monday – Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday from 11am to 3pm.
  • The library building is open for patrons to check out items, photocopies, prints, faxes, scans, and notary services.
  • The children’s area, study room, and public restrooms are closed to the public.
  • Items may be returned using the book drop on the east side of the building and at the circulation desk drop box. They will be checked in the following Monday.
  • Eleven (11) patrons are allowed in the building at a time for no more than a 30-minute time-frame.
  • Social distancing MUST be maintained.
  • Masks are required for staff and STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for the patrons.
  • Patrons who intend to browse the stacks or use the computer MUST wear a mask.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks are available to the public if needed.
  • Two (2) computers are available. Each patron is limited to 30 minutes daily.
  • Computer assistance is limited due to social distancing requirements.
  • One (1) person at a computer station.
  • Programs are held virtually.
  • Curbside service is still available.
  • Other restrictions may apply based on the recommendations of health officials.

Phase 4 – Expanded Services
The following services are added/changes to the list above for this phase:

  • Social distancing MUST be maintained.
  • The children’s area and public restrooms are open to the public.
  • Toys in the children’s area are not available.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged for staff and patrons.
  • Seven (7) computers are available. Each patron is limited to 30 minutes daily.
  • Computer assistance is limited due to social distancing requirements.
  • One (1) person at a computer station.
  • Curbside service is still available.
  • Other restrictions may apply based on the recommendations of health officials.

Phase 5 – Full Service
The following are added/changes to the list above for this phase:

  • All services and activities resume.

 

  • 5/1/2020 Update

We are excited to announce that beginning on Monday 5/4/2020, we are able to begin our curbside service again. This service will be available Monday – Friday from 9am until 6pm.

  • The library building will remain closed to the public at this time.
  • We will start processing items on hold on Monday, May 4th. You can start placing holds through your library account (nextkansas.org) at that time.
    • You will be called when the items are ready to be picked up.
    • Once you arrive, call us at 913-727-2929. We will check them out to you and place the items in a bag on a table outside of our main door.
    • Remember, books that are currently checked out are not due until May 18 and can be renewed. So there is no hurry to get them back.
  • Items that you do have checked out can be returned through our book drop on the east side of the building. They will not be checked in immediately to ensure proper quarantined.
  • We will also provide photocopying, scan to email, and faxing services by appointment.

4/16/2020 Update

We have started recording and uploading storytimes for our families. You can follow us on our YouTube Channel or look for the new posts on social media. We have still have the reading bingo going on and will post other activities you can do with us from home. We will post them on the website and on social media.

3/27/2020 – Update

You are now able to apply for and get a Digital Library Card online. This card will give you access to Libby by Overdrive, hoopla digital, and flipster magazines. To learn more about the new library card option go to the Getting a Library Card page. To find out more about our digital services, you can go to the e-Resources page.

3/23/2020 – Update

Dear Friends –

As most of you probably know by know, Leavenworth County has been given a “Stay At Home” order by the Leavenworth County Health Department that goes into effect on Tuesday, March 24th and will remain in place until Friday, April 24th. As a result, the library building will close completely as of Tuesday, March 24th in order to comply with this order and help the community prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We will still remain available to answer questions via our library e-mail (library@lansing.ks.us) or through our Facebook page. Just send us a message or e-mail and we will try to help in any way we can. We will also provide updates through our Facebook page and here as well as post weekly activities that you and your family can do at home, so keep an eye out for those!

To prepare for this order, we are ending our curbside pickup for library items as of 8:00 AM Monday, March 23rd. We also ask that, if possible, you do not return your items during this closure. We will not be able to empty our book drop and all due dates have been extended until we reopen.

We are saddened that we will not be able to see our patrons and provide regular services. We hope that everyone stays safe and healthy and we cannot wait to see everyone in person again.

3/19/2020 – Update

Our regional library system is amazing. The staff at the Northeast Kansas Library System have been working to make it possible for our patrons to still place holds on items and access our materials!

By the end of the day:
1. Lansing patrons can only place requests on items in the CARD CATALOG  that are owned by Lansing.
2. Patrons can only pick up requests at Lansing Community Library.

Not sure if your home library is Lansing, give us a call at (913) 727-2929.

 

3/18/2020 – Update

Here are the latest updates pertaining to the Library:

  • We are closed to the public until at least April 6th. We will re-evaluate at that time.
  • The courier service has been suspended. This means anything that was being brought in from another library will not arrive.
  • Hoopla Digital checkouts have been increased to 10 items per month.
  • To see if we have something you would like to check out on our shelves, you can check the CARD CATALOG, give us a call at 913-727-2929, or email us at library@lansingks.org. If we have it, we can check it out to you.
  • The Drive-Up Pick-Up service is available Monday – Friday 9:00am through 5:00pm. Call us when you arrive at the Library.
  • Due dates have been extended. If you have anything checked out, please, just keep it until we reopen. We do not have overdue fines.

3/16/2020 – Update

Dear Friends,

We made the difficult decision today to close the Library to the public effective Tuesday, March 17th through at least March 30th. We will continue to evaluate the situation and share updates as they become available.

  • Return all items to the book drop on the East side of the library, but items may not be checked in that day. Just a reminder we do not have overdue fines.
  • We do offer free Wi-Fi 24/7 and it can be accessed from our parking lot.
    • Network: LansingLibrary1
    • Password: lansinglibrary
  • Our Digital Branch (e-books, audiobooks, movies, music) is also available 24/7.
  • Patrons can use the CARD CATALOG or call the library to request items through their account.
    • We will notify you when those items are ready to be picked up.
    • Call when you are on your way or in the parking lot. We will bring the items to your car starting Tuesday, March 17 for as long as we are able to!

Any questions, please call 913-727-2929.