ACGS has Reopened as of June 24, 2020
Effective 9/8/2020 we will no longer require reservations for visitors to the ACGS Library. We will still need to maintain social distancing guidelines, which means we will need to stay at or below 50% occupancy at the library. Our days and hours remain the same, Wednesday and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
We do recommend that you call the library before coming in if you live a distance away. We would hate for you to travel all that way and not be able to conduct your research.
We thank all our members and patrons for coming to the library and utilizing our resources in this challenging time.
All Library Staff / Volunteers MUST always wear a face covering either a Face Shield or a cloth/surgical Mask while the library is open to the public.
Everyone, Member or Non-Member, entering the library MUST always wear a face covering, either a Face Shield, or a cloth/surgical Mask.
If during your time at the library, either patron or staff, you feel that you need to take some breaths without the face covering on please go out into the hallway or use the breakroom in the back as long as there is no one else in that space at that time.
The health and safety of our patrons and staff are of the highest priority to ACGS. If either of these two groups are found not to be wearing their face covering correctly over their nose and mouth, ACGS will shut down the library for two weeks to re-evaluate the situation, and make the decision to remain closed or determine a safe way to reopen.
If we all do our part, volunteers, and patrons, we will be able to stay open and do what we all love – genealogy research!
Original Message 6/24/2020
To keep with the social distancing guidelines, we need to stay at or below 50% occupancy at the library. To do this ACGS has decided to take reservations for the 8 spots available for each shift at the library. If you have not made a reservation you will not be allowed into the library to do research.
To start our return, we are going to start slowly with two days a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and work up from there. Our hours will be 9:00am-4:00pm and we will split that time up into two shifts so that we can accommodate as many members into the library on those days. These shifts will be 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If you come in for a morning shift and wish to stay for the afternoon shift as well, you will need to check with the librarian to see if there are any available spots open for that afternoon; otherwise you will need to return another day.
We ask that you click on the date and time slot below that works best for you. The link will bring you to Eventbrite where you will be able to make your reservation for that date and time. If that time slot is either full or closed when you click on it, please click back to our web page, and try the next time slot until you find one that is available. As demand grows and the restrictions lesson, we will open more days.