Graves-Hume Public Library in Mendota to offer curbside service


MENDOTA - A new service will begin for cardholders at Graves-Hume Public Library on Thursday, May 21. The library will offer no-contact curbside pickup of materials. This program is limited to Graves-Hume Public Library cardholders only and the library building will not be open to the public.

There are three ways patrons may place a curbside pickup order:

  1. Place holds using the online catalog at https://graveshume.org/. You will need your full library card number and your PIN (last four digits of your library card number). Once you have placed items on hold, call the library to set up a time for pickup.
  2. E-mail requests using the online Ask Us! page, https://graveshume.org/ask-us/.
  3. Call the library to speak with a staff member.

Graves-Hume will only be able to place holds on their materials. There are no deliveries from other libraries.

In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, library staff will quarantine returned items for a period of time. Recently returned materials may remain on your account longer than usual. When checked in, library staff will backdate the materials. No overdue fines will be charged.

When arriving to pick up items, call the library and have your trunk open, but remain in your vehicle. Staff will place your items in your trunk.

The library’s temporary hours will be Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The library staff is excited to begin working with patrons again and thanks everyone in advance for their patience as the library begins this new service. Library director Emily Kofoid said they are thrilled to be back to work and serving the community. Follow the library on Facebook to see the latest updates and to find reading recommendations.

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