The Sparta Free Library has implemented Library Express service. Library Express will function as follows:
- No appointment needed!
- Short, intentional library visits (30 minutes).
- The front entrance remains closed. Please enter at the rear entrance (Children’s Room).
- Face coverings are recommended for everyone 2 years of age and older inside the library.
- No restroom or water fountain access.
How can I get materials from the library?
Stop by the library Mondays – Thursdays, 10:00am – 7:00pm and Fridays 10:00am – 5:00pm for a short visit. You can browse items, pick up holds, and check out materials from all areas of the library. No appointment needed!
Can I hang out at the library?
All seating has been removed or reserved for computer use. We ask that you keep your visit brief and intentional (maximum 30 minutes) – no meetings or gatherings. Please maintain social distancing with other patrons and library staff while in the library.
How do I return library items?
Please continue to place ALL returns in the book drop near the rear entrance of the library. No inside returns, please.
Can I use the computer, print, and/or scan?
Yes! During Library Express you no longer need an appointment to use the library computers. Computer stations are limited and will be first-come, first-served. Computer sessions will be limited to 1 hour per day.
Please note that staff will maintain social distance from patrons and there will be limited computer assistance available at this time.
Can I bring my own laptop and use the library’s Wifi?
We are able to accommodate some laptop use in the building. However, we ask that you keep your library visit to 1 hour or less, in accordance with time limitations for users of library computers.
Is the library accepting donations?
Not at this time.
How does the library determine services during COVID-19?
The library determines when and how to expand or roll back services based on ensuring adequate staffing levels, as well as health and safety recommendations from the following sources and indicators:
- Monroe County Health Department
- Coulee COVID Collaboration
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- Current public service levels in municipal and/or county buildings
- Current in-person precautions used by area school districts
- Executive Orders from the Wisconsin Governor
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
- Centers for Disease Control
Youth Services continues to offer book bundles, regular youth reference, and readers advisory services at the Children’s Room desk or via phone or email. Call 608-269-2010 ext. 2 or email Youth Services Coordinator Aimee Schreiber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Services continues to offer regular adult reference, materials assistance, and readers advisory services at the Upper Level desk or via phone or email. Call 608-269-2010 ext. 1 or email Adult Service Coordinator Nicole Wallace at email@example.com.
Other questions regarding this phase of re-opening? Please contact Library Director Michelle Tryggestad at 608-269-2010 ext. 4 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For up-to-date information from the CDC about the coronavirus, including prevention tips and how to identify symptoms, please visit the CDC website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html