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City Hall & Library - Partial Reopening

Post Date:05/27/2020 1:11 PM

Soldotna City Hall and Library, partial reopening June 1, 2020

SOLDOTNA CITY HALL
Soldotna City Hall will reopen its lobby and front desk area to the public, effective 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1st.  The front desk counter will be available during normal business hours (M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) for paying bills, dropping off documents, and responding to general inquiries. If a line forms in the lobby, please remember to practice social distancing and keep at least six feet separation from others. A drop box has been added just outside the front doors of City Hall, for leaving payments or other materials for City Hall staff. A second drop box is located in the parking lot, allowing people to submit payments from their vehicle.

The public is encouraged to continue calling or emailing City staff, to conduct business over the phone or electronically whenever possible. Most matters can be addressed this way. If a face-to-face meeting with a staff person at City Hall is necessary, please call in advance to schedule an appointment. The phone number at City Hall is 262-9107, and additional contact information is available on the City’s website at www.Soldotna.org

JOYCE K. CARVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The Soldotna Public Library lobby and Community Room will open June 1, 2020, for limited services including: internet, printing, and express and curbside materials pickup. These services will be offered Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Internet and Printing: The public can check out a laptop for up to ninety minutes to use in the large Community Room. Desks will be clearly marked for easy social distancing, and there will be no charge for printed materials (restrictions may apply for large documents). Limited spaces are available and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis.

Express Materials Pickup: Patrons can place holds online at www.Soldotna.org/library and pick materials up in the Library lobby, as well as visit with staff in-person for recommendations and direct customer service. The main collection area of the library remains closed to the public at this time, but our staff are happy to pull items from the collection for you.

Curbside Pickup: Patrons can place holds for library items online, then park in one of the designated ‘curbside pick-up’ spots. Call the library when you arrive (262-4227), and our staff will deliver your items right outside the Community Room.

The City of Soldotna is following the recommendations and best-practices, as shared by Governor Dunleavy and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. The public is reminded to please follow these important steps, when visiting any City facilities:

  • Wash hands frequently, and please do not enter a City building if you are sick.
  • Maintain social distancing by staying six feet or more from non-family members.
  • Wear a face covering when in public settings, and when in close contact with others.
Finally, please be mindful and respectful to those Alaskans that are most vulnerable to this virus, including our seniors and those with existing health issues.
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