Why does it take so long to the items I returned to be checked-in and for materials from other libraries to arrive?

According to guidance from the CDC and initial results from a scientific study testing the time it takes for the virus to be undetectable on library materials of various compositions, we are placing all library materials in quarantine for 4 business days before handling them. All materials being sent to and coming from other libraries are also quarantined for 4 days at both locations before handling. Please allow a minimum of 1 week for items to be checked in after return and 2 weeks for items to arrive from other libraries.

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1. How many people will be able to be in the library at one time?
2. Are kids allowed in the library? Can my entire family come to enjoy the library?
3. Will I be able to use the computers in the library?
4. Is the children's area of the library open?
5. Will I need to wear a mask? What if I don't wish to or cannot wear one?
6. Why does it take so long to the items I returned to be checked-in and for materials from other libraries to arrive?
7. Will we be able to read magazines and newspapers in the library?
8. Are study rooms available?
9. Now that the library is open, will there be in-person programming?
10. Is it too late to participate in summer reading? Is there a way to register in the library?
11. Where did all the furniture go? Why does the library look so empty?
12. Are you accepting donations?
13. What if I have more questions or need to share concerns with someone? How do I do that?