The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library will begin offering curbside pickup of holds on Monday, June 1.
Patrons may come to any of the five branch locations (Schlagle, Main, South, Turner, or West Wyandotte) to pick up their holds Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The bookdrops will also be opened on Monday, June 1, to accept returns at each of the locations.
Instructions for using curbside service are available on the library’s website at www.kckpl.org/about/curbside-pickup.html. Patrons will be asked to call the library when they arrive and stay in their cars until staff brings their items to them. Those without cars can take advantage of the walk up service. All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are again available.
“Our libraries may be closed temporarily, but we are hard at work to serve you in innovative ways,” Carol Levers, director of libraries, said. “Staff has adapted in-person programs for online delivery, including daily story times on our Facebook page. We are sharing information and resources; we continue to connect with you by chat, phone, and email; and we plan to share how-to-programs. We have boosted our wireless internet for use outside the Main, West Wyandotte, and South Branch Library buildings, because we know many of our people rely on us for internet access.”
More information about online services can be found on the library’s website at www.kckpl.org.
- Information from Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library