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May 18, 2020

Library Reopens for Limited Services

The Fayette Public Library, Museum & Archives will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 12. The process of reopening will occur slowly and start with limited hours for essential services. The new hours of operation for the library will be Tuesday – Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm and Saturdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm. The library will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. The Museum & Archives will operate by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 979-968-3765 or e-mailing
Patrons will be able to check out materials and use four public computers. All computers will have a time limit of thirty minutes and are to be used for essential tasks such as filing for assistance, job searches, schoolwork, completing the Census, checking e-mail, and other related activities. The amount of people in the building will be limited and it is highly encouraged that patrons wear masks when they visit. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced. The library will not offer any programs at this time and unaccompanied minors cannot be dropped off. The library asks that people please do not donate books and other materials until further notice.
The stages of reopening will be fluid and constantly evaluated. The safety of patrons and staff are the top factor in determining when other services will be offered. We will continue to offer curbside pickup of library materials for patrons that wish to limit contact. Materials will not incur late fees. For detailed information regarding policies and questions, contact Allison Shimek at or 979-968-3765.
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March 25, 2020

Curbside Pick Up at the Library

During the Fayette Public Library, Museum & Archives’ closure, we want to remind our community that we are still here for you! The library will offer curbside pickup of materials from 10:00am – 12:30pm Tuesday-Friday. Please call the library at 979-968-3765 to reserve items and set up your pick up. We are asking that you please call and make arrangements with a staff member prior to showing up. Items will be available for pick up at 855 S. Jefferson St in the drive through circle by the book drop.  If you or someone in your household is ill, please do not pick up items and stay home.

If you are not sure what items you would like, give us a call and we will be happy to make recommendations. We plan to offer pick-up service for as long as it is safe and can be done while following recommendations from the CDC and our elected officials. Other than offering our physical collection, we are still here to provide reference information, fact check, assist with eBooks, and simply provide a listening ear during this difficult time via telephone or e-mail. For questions or more information, please call 979-968-3765 or e-mail

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March 20, 2020

Online Resources and Entertainment

While the library and archives is closed, we hope this list of resources helps keep our patrons entertained and learning.

Online Resources and Entertainment

 Art Collections and Museums

 Aquariums and Zoos

Coloring Pages and Books for Adults

 Free College Courses Online


 National Parks and Gardens

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, and Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida.-

 Theater and Opera





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March 16, 2020

Library, Museum & Archives Closed Temporarily

The Fayette Public Library, Museum & Archives will be closed to the public starting March 16th. The library and archives will remain staffed and able to assist patrons via telephone and e-mail. Staff will also be working to sanitize the facility and all circulating items. For the month of March, patrons will not incur fines for overdue materials. All library events and meeting room reservations will be cancelled during the closure.

The safety of staff, patrons, and our community is our priority. We believe that school closures put an increased burden on public libraries as children and families turn to us for social, educational and even childcare needs. Increased dependence on our spaces and resources will in all likelihood contribute to the continued spread of the coronavirus.

We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause our community and will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate when it is safe to reopen. For more information or questions, please e-mail or call 979-968-3765.

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Youth & Teen Cooking Workshops

The library is excited to offer youth and teen cooking workshops starting in January! We are partnering with the Agrilife Extension to learn how to make healthy and delicious meals. Youth grades 3-6, will meet on the second Thursday of the month starting January 16th. Teens will meet the second Tuesday of the month starting tomorrow, January 14th. Both groups will meet from 4-5pm in the library meeting room over the next four months. For more information, call the library at 979-968-3765.

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