Library once again offers curbside pickup

Books can be requested online at the Douglas County Library.

Norm Anderson picks up the books he ordered from Douglas County Library director Dawn Dailey. The library is once again offering curbside pickup. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)

As of last Thursday, April 23, the Douglas County Library has resumed its curbside pickup service.

Library patrons can place their book requests online at www.douglascountylibraryorg . After making the request, patrons need to call the library to reserve a pickup time – 320-762-3014. Pickup time slots are available between 1 and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Those picking up books must bring their library card with them. Douglas County Library Director Dawn Dailey said patrons should pull up to the exterior library doors and library staff will bring the materials out to the vehicle. People don't even have to get out of their vehicles if they don't want to. They can remain in the vehicle and just roll down the window, she said.

Although they are not yet back up to full staff, Dailey said some of the library staff has been able to return to work to help organize the orders, as well as clean materials when they come back.

"We appreciate the support of the community and we are happy to be able to get materials back out to our patrons," said Dailey. "We've missed them as much as they've missed us."


Dailey said libraries across the state were given the green light to once again offer the curbside pickup and that all libraries within the Vikingland Library System are offering this service.

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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