Bracken County Public Library
Contact: Christian Shroll
310 West Miami St
Brooksville, KY 41004
Phone (direct) 606-735-3620
To all Bracken County Library Patrons and the Bracken County Community,
The Bracken County Public Library is excited to announce the library reopened to the public starting Monday July 6th at 10AM. The hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10AM to 3PM and Wednesday 3PM to 8PM. There will be changes to the operation of the library in order to meet the guidelines of the state regarding COVID-19. These changes are outlined here to make the public aware before coming back to the library.
There will be a maximum occupancy of 20 people in the library to meet social distancing guidelines and the meeting room remains closed until further notice. Masks will be available and are encouraged while inside the library. There will also be hand sanitizer available in multiple places within the library. We ask all patrons to abide by the 6-foot distancing while inside the library. Along these same lines, the patrons must accompany and supervise young children while inside the library to assure health and safety of all library patrons of all ages.
Computers will be available in 45 minutes intervals beginning at the start of each hour the library is open that day, for example- Monday the time periods would start at 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, and 2PM. Computers will be self-serve as the library staff cannot provide any direct assistance at this time. Patrons can schedule a time to use a computer, but others will be first come first serve. The computers will shutdown for cleaning 15 minutes until the next hour regardless of when the patron began using the computer. This cleaning must be done to follow guidelines given from the state.
Additionally, limited casual seating will be available within the whole library apart from the computers. All toys, puzzles, etc. will remain in storage until health guidelines change. The children’s tablets can be asked for at the desk for use within the library along similar guidelines of the public computers. Also, even though all could be closed, there will be one public restroom available until further notice to help abide by state guidelines. Finally, please return all items in the book drop in front of the library instead of bringing them into the desk. Library staff are still quarantining returns for at least 24 hours and no late fees are being charged at this time.
The library will continue to offer curbside service for patrons during the same hours the library is open to the public. Just send us your requests by email at or call the library during the hours we are open. The library is still collecting stories for the local history project, Great Tales & Local Legends. There is more information available on the library website at www.brackenlibrary.org and on our Facebook page. Finally, Bracken County Public Library suspends programming and meeting room usage through September 30. The library will continue to monitor the situation for changes and apologizes for any inconvenience, but the welfare and safety of all patrons and staff comes first.
Patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the Library’s digital collection of e-books, e-audio, and streaming content available through Hoopla Digital, Overdrive at kyunbound.overdrive.com, and TumbleBooks. Additional digital resources for research, genealogy, etc. can be found on the the Library’s website, www.brackenlibrary.org, and through links on the library Facebook page. Patrons are also encouraged to place holds on items through the library website, and the staff will pull these items from the shelf and have them ready for pick up when services return.
Christian Shroll, Library Director
No overdue fines will be charged until after the library is able to reopen.
Bracken County Public Library will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds and make future decisions based on the recommendations of the Northern Kentucky Health Department and Governor Beshear.