North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

208 Keller - North Judson, Indiana 46366

Phone: 574-896-2841 Fax: 574-896-2892

Email: lib.norjud@gmail.com

Board Meeting-- Thursday, January 14, 6:30pm via zoom

Starting Monday, December 28, the Library will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for curbside services (though we will be closed Friday, January 1). We will continue to assess Covid cases to determine our next move on how to best keep our patrons and staff safe.

Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library will be offering alternative services.

Starting Tuesday, December 8, 2020, we are open for curbside services and the building will be closed to the public. Please call (574-896-2841) or email (lib.norjud@gmail.com) or message us on Facebook with your requests for materials and we will check them out for you then you can pick them up. We are happy to make material recommendations as well!

We will be renewing materials until the Library is fully open. You do not need to call us for your materials to be renewed. Please do not feel obligated to return your materials at this time if you do not feel comfortable leaving your home or have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with those who have symptoms. All materials (DVDs and audiobooks included) that are returned must go into the book drop. All returned materials will be properly quarantined.

We will still be able to make copies and faxes and can print your documents for you. For printing needs, please attach your documents and email them to lib.norjud@gmail.com. For all other needs, come to the door with your papers and the exact change.

Our fees for copies, faxes, and prints are:

Single Side: 0.20

Senior Discount (65+) Single Side: 0.10

Double Side: 0.30

Senior Discount (65+) Double Side: 0.15

Color Copies: 0.25

First Page Faxes: 1.00

Additional Fax Pages: 0.50

We will still have free WiFi in our parking lot.

Our curbside hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 4pm, closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Be safe and be well,

Library Staff of NJWTPL

Effective immediately, residents needing to conduct business inside the Starke County Courthouse or Annex buildings will have to call ahead and get an appointment. The Starke County Commissioners approved an order Monday night restricting public access to all county buildings due to a heightened community spread of COVID-19. The order will be reviewed during the commissioners’ next meeting on Monday, December 7.

Residents may access Starke County’s government website at www.co.starke.in.us to obtain information, email a certain individual, or call an office to conduct official business. Appointments can be made to see a department head by calling that office.

The commissioners also commented that the local mask mandate remains in effect. Residents are urged to wear masks in public spaces. Patrons and employees must wear a mask inside the county buildings.

If residents refuse to wear a mask inside the county buildings, business may be conducted outside of the building.

Additionally, the commissioners allowed employees to obtain a doctor’s note to go back to work after COVID isolation. It was noted that some employees have voiced concerns when a COVID-19 positive person returns to work without a negative test result. Starke County Health Nurse Frank Lynch suggested that the county follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines when determining the recommended time to return to work after isolation. The CDC suggests returning after 10 days from when the symptoms first appeared, 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and when other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving. According to the CDC’s website, the loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery. Even though those symptoms may linger, it would be permissible to return to work.

Lynch stated that Starke County has the highest positivity rate compared to surrounding counties. He urges residents to wear a mask, maintain a social distance, wash hands frequently throughout the day, disinfect high touch surfaces, and use hand sanitizer.


(Article taken from wkvi.com.)


Library Hours:

Monday - Thursday

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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