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The Gnadenhutten Library will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 23 with procedures and policies designed to protect all our users.   We will carefully follow Center for Disease Control guidelines and Responsible RestartOhio procedures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and keep our staff and library patrons as safe as possible.

Our building is small and social distancing is difficult in many areas.  While some of our new procedures may feel restrictive, they are based on the best science available to ensure everyone in our community feels safe using their library.    



10am to 6pm Monday through Friday

 9am to 1pm on Saturday.


Youth Area

Patrons visiting the youth area should enter by the side door. 

*Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or adult caregiver



  • Facemasks are required to enter the building for all ages.

    • Non-medical masks will be provided free of charge

    • Those who cannot wear a mask may use curbside service or make an appointment to visit the library before we open at 10am or after we close at 6pm

  • Curbside service will continue indefinitely

  • The first hour of the day set aside for high risk individuals.  

  • Number of patrons in the building will be limited to 5

  • 6 feet of social distance is required wherever possible

  • Items must be returned in the bin outside the building so they can be quarantined before check-in.

    • Returned items will remain on patron accounts for 6 days while they are quarantined. 

    • No late fees will be charged on returned items. 

  • Time in the building is limited to 30 minutes

  • Computer time is limited to 30 minutes

    • Only one person per computer

    • No games or entertainment use of computers

    • Those needing to use a computer who cannot wear a mask may make an appointment to do so before the library opens or after the library closes

  • Patrons are encouraged to place holds on items through the online catalog and pick-up curbside or at the main circulation desk

    • Call the library at 740-254-9224 to learn more about placing holds and using curbside pick-up

  • When browsing the stacks, do not re-shelve items.  Place items on one of the purple carts so they can be cleaned before re-shelving

  • No restrooms available for public use

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You can get books, videos and magazines delivered to your device without leaving home for free. 

We have expanded our WiFi outside the building!  The picnic tables located behind the library have excellent signal.

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