by Giovanni Whaley
The Kern River Valley Branch Library, located in Lake Isabella at 7053 Lake Isabella Blvd., has expanded its service options while maintaining a sanitized environment to safely enjoy books or browse the web.
The library offered in-person 30-minute appointments, giving patrons the opportunity to find their favorite book, access the library computers and clerical services, and resolve any issues they may have with their library accounts.
Library staff adhere to social distancing guidelines, keeping a six-foot distance between themselves and patrons.
Additionally, curbside service is now being offered at 12 library locations in the county, according to a library press release.
The library’s digital collection will also be accessible at locations countywide.
Library staff are keeping circulation desks, public computers and door handles sanitized every hour, while restrooms and water fountains are off-limits to visitors.
In accordance with a national recommendation from the American Library Association, all returned books and materials will be quarantined for seven days, and anyone over the age of two who enters the library must wear a mask.
For more information, visit the Kern River Valley Branch Library website at kernlibrary.org.