Library Opens to the Public

Return to the Basics of Library Services Monday, May 18

Camp Verde Community Library will enter the next phase of Building on COVID-19 Successes and Returning Stronger to open to the public starting Monday, May 18 at 9:00a. The library will be open 40 hours/week instead of the usual 60 – Monday - Friday 9:00a-5:00p. Library meeting rooms will not be open for use. Toys and games in the Children’s and Teen Libraries will be unavailable at this time. As the library returns to the basics of library services, we encourage patrons to checkout books, movies, audiobooks, music, and more, to greet one another and practice good manners, to discover a new interest or return to a neglected one.

Staff will work before opening and after closing to maintain healthy cleaning protocols adopted by the library to minimize risk in our community. Specific guidelines will be posted in each area of the library where we expect our patrons to assist us in creating good experiences for everyone. The following general guidelines will be in place and enforced through Sunday, July 5, 2020:

Protecting the most vulnerable among us

  • The first hour (9:00a10:00a) of each day reserved for patrons 65 and older
  • Volunteer program suspended
  • Friends of Camp Verde Library Book Nook closed
  • Patron’s to limit in-library time to one hour or less per day

Physical Distancing

  • Limit the number of people in each area according to the square footage of that area
  • Every other computer in the Public PC area unavailable
  • Quiet/Study Rooms limited use by appointment only
  • Library and community programs suspended
  • No public access to staff offices or in staff workspaces
  • Leisure seating reduced and spaced at least 6 feet apart

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

  • To enter the library face coverings or masks must be worn by all individuals 2-years old and up 
  • Hand-sanitizer, disposable gloves, tissues, and disinfectant wipes are available in limited quantities for use inside the library
  • Restrooms are open and fully stocked with toilet paper, soap and paper towels

Cleaning Protocols

  • A hand-washing station at the entrance to the library
  • Library materials received to fill HOLDS and belonging to other YLN Libraries quarantined for 72 hours before processing
  • Magazines quarantined for 72 hours after each use; newspapers unavailable
  • Materials owned by CVCL and returned at the library or used in the library cleaned with a disinfecting solution
  • Shared spaces and high-touch surfaces disinfected daily or more frequently as needed
  • The building, restrooms, drinking fountains, etc. cleaned and sanitized daily

For additional information about the Library’s Return to the Basics of Library Services, contact Library Director, Kathy Hellman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 928-554-8381.