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Re-Opening Action Plan Details

05/4/2020 5:36:00 PM

The Wellsville City Library has set forth a Re-Opening Action Plan.

To see the plan in full detail click here.

Please read in full!

This goes into affect May 5, 2020.

Thank you for using safety while visiting the library.

We plan to use a strict guideline for protecting you and the library during this time.

Please be patient with us as we are on this new route.





05/4/2020 4:51:00 PM

The Wellsville City Library is pleased to announce that the book drop is now open!!!


You can return your library items to the book drop!




Starting May 5, 2020 the Wellsville City Library will offer curbside services only by appointment. We will offer pick up times 9:15-5:00 Monday through Friday, and 9:15-12:30 on Saturday to allow staff to perform extra cleaning services.  The library will only accept returned items in the book drop.  WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ITEM DONATIONS AT THIS TIME DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS AND HANDLING OF MATERIALS.


We ask that you call (785-883-2870) or email ( the library to schedule your appointment to pick up items from the library.



April Library Board Meeting

04/9/2020 12:56:00 PM

The April library board meeting will be held via zoom due to the health and safety of all.

Here is the link to the meeting.

The meeting will start Monday  April 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

If you join the meeting and  use inappropriate language or are hostile you will not be allowed to continue.

Thank you for being a safe member of the community and caring about the interests of the library.



03/27/2020 10:18:00 AM

March 27, 2020

Dear Patrons,

The Library will be closed until further notice.

The library will also close the book drop.

Please hold onto the items in your possession until the library reopens.

Please keep items in a safe place.

The library does not charge late fees so there are no overdue fees charged to your account.

You can log in to your accounts from home and use them for Hoopla online.  If you need help with this please email the library at: Someone will respond as soon as possible.

The library asks for your assistance and patience with these health and safety matters.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please watch for updates on our website:, and Facebook.


The Library Board and Staff


03/26/2020 7:51:00 AM

According to the Ottawa Herald Franklin County put a stay home order in effective March 26, 2020.

The Library will not have staff in the library until further notice.

We will not be able to make appointments as before.

Please help the community be safe and well, stay home.

The online services are still available to you from home.

If you need help logging into your account in order to access these features please email the library at and someone can assist you as soon as possible.

Thank you for understanding this critical situation.

Library Closure

03/24/2020 2:48:00 PM

The board voted to close the library until further notice.  The library can offer minimal service either by appointment (785-883-2870) or by pass through the door (with gloves) with patrons calling or emailing in advance. Return items must be placed in the book drop. If a lock down is issued all services will be stopped and we ask that patrons just hold the library items until the lock down is released or until the library reopens. No patrons are allowed in the building.  Staff will be performing library duties, cleaning, and etc. at various hours throughout the week so please call ahead of time.

As a reminder the library patrons can still access the library’s Internet Wi-fi 24/7 from outside the building.

Please continue to check our website and Facebook for continuing information and updates. We will be posting electronic format resources.

New Library Board Member

03/24/2020 2:43:00 PM

The Wellsville City Library is please to announce that Emily Bradbury will be the newest member to the library’s board. Emily will be filling the vacant seat left by Sandra Hausler. The mayor will soon be completing her appointment. Sandra has been a life long supporter of the Wellsville City Libary, and the Friends of the Library Foundation. Sandra has also been a Friday Crafter. We owe Sandra an immense gratitude for all she has contributed to our community and especially the library! If you get a chance to tell her thank you please do so. Let’s let her know how truly special she is!!!

Thank you Sandra!!!

Emergency Meeting

03/23/2020 3:39:00 PM

The Wellsville City Library Board will have an emergency meeting at 6:00 pm March 23, 2020 with no more than 10 in attendance. People who attend will have to be at least 6 feet apart from each other.


03/14/2020 10:36:00 PM

The health and safety of our patrons, volunteers and staff are a top priority. In light of the recent COVID-19 developments, the Wellsville City Library Board has made the following decisions about library services At this time, the Library will be closed from March 16th to March 28th, and the Library will reopen regular time on March 30th if the current health safety standards allows this to happen. The Wellsville Library staff will be in the library performing deep cleaning practices to assist in the reopening of the library to a safe and healthy environment.

We will continue to monitor the situation and may make other decisions or changes as needed. Stay up to date by following us on social media, checking our website, or calling the Library.

Immediate new protocols for the Library effective until Monday March 30th:

All programs and events at the Library are cancelled.

All use of the Library Meeting Room by the public is suspended.

All material returns must be put in the outside book drop.

The Library is reminding you that the library does not charge overdue fines.

Please use our website www.wellsvillelibrary,org, click on the NEXT button to log in and renew materials. If you do not have a login, please email the library at and ask staff to renew your items. We will be checking the emails as the current situation allows.

Please help us by washing your hands before and after handling materials, avoiding touching your face, and practicing social distancing. Thank you for your understanding and for helping us keep our community safe.

Postponing of Friends of the Library Foundation Annual Spring Tea

03/14/2020 10:02:00 PM

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Friends of the Library officers have decided to postpone the annual Spring Tea for 2020. The officers realize this is the largest fundraising event for the library on an annual basis, but the risk is not worth it at this time. Currently, a future date has not been selected. There are too many unanswered questions in regards to this virus and the impact it may have going forward in our community. We are using the following reasons for postponement: 

A concern of individuals over the age of 60 and those with underlying health conditions are at the greatest risk 

A concern of large gatherings of people, especially in small areas 

A concern in regards to food 

At present, both the Franklin and Douglas County Health Departments have shut down all schools, libraries and recreation centers 

Unknown sanitation procedures at the event site 

Thanks for your understanding in this situation. If you have not already, please refer to guidelines that will help keep you safe: 


Monitor the following symptoms (fever above 100.4 F) 

Shortness of breath 

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands 

Avoid contact with people who are ill 

Stay home if you are ill 

Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue or use your elbow 

Disinfect frequently touched objects/surfaces 

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