New COVID-19 Measures

Posted on 04/26/21 by Daniel in COVID-19

Dear Residents,

With the final stretch of the pandemic beneath our feet, Wadsworth Public Library is now enacting further reopening measures. This decision has been informed by input from the community (collected by survey this winter) and our staff, guidance from Medina County Health Commissioner Krista Wasowksi and other health authorities, and by the Library’s Board of Trustees.

Further reopening is not, by any stretch, a straightforward decision. In restoring access to our facilities, the Library must not only conform to existing health orders but also strive for a balanced approach that meets the expectations of the widest possible segment of our constituency.

We are aware that the following reopening measures will remain too restrictive for some and too open for others. As with all prior phases of our reopening, this next step relies upon the cooperation and caution of our staff and patrons alike.

Updated COVID-19 Measures - effective 4/25/2021

  • All patrons ages 10 and up must wear a mask at all times. Patrons medically exempted from mask wearing may receive service at the drive-up window, by phone or through home delivery (for those residing within the Wadsworth City School District).
  • Patrons must continue to abide by 6 feet of social distance from other parties and staff.
  • A limited number of armchairs and tables are now available for reading, study and other needs.
  • Building occupancy limits have been removed.
  • Patron visits are no longer restricted to 1 hour.
  • Meeting rooms are now available for public reservation, with limitation (learn more).
  • Study rooms are now available for public reservation, with limitation (learn more).
  • Returned items will be quarantined for 3 days.

We thank you for your continued support and patience as we work our way toward full restoration of services and facilities access in the months to come. I welcome the opportunity for discussion and can be reached at 330.335.1299 or by email,

Daniel Slife