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More details of the gradual reopening of the Decorah Public Library are being announced

Posted: Wed, May 13, 2020 9:45 AM

The Decorah Public Library will continue to be closed to the public but will open exterior book drops and begin accepting returned library materials on Monday.  The move is part of a phased expansion of library services.

Library patrons with last names beginning A-M are asked to return items May 18th through May 24th.  Library patrons with last names beginning N-Z are asked to return items May 25th through May 31st.  All materials will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours before being reintegrated with the rest of the library collection. Beginning June 1st, items may be returned to the two exterior library book drops at any time.

Curbside pickup of library materials will begin June 1st, details about the procedure for requesting and picking up items to be solidified by the end of May.

The phased expansion of services plan includes six stages, the first three of which--preparation, returns, and curbside pickup—will happen over the next three weeks.

When curbside procedures are finalized, that information will be made available on the library's website, social media, and in local media outlets.

Contact Library Director Kristin Torresdal at with questions.