March 17th, 2020

Dear Library Patrons:

In a matter of weeks, we have witnessed events with unparallel magnitude unfold, and it is safe to say that we are in uncharted territory. Behind the scenes there have been ongoing discussions, planning, and decision-making related to mitigating the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Today, an emergency meeting of the Hazel Mackin Community Library Board held and the decision to close the Library was made. We did not make this decision lightly, but the health and safety of our patrons is a priority. Therefore, the Hazel Mackin Community Library will be closed beginning, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and will reopen when the school district opens again, which is anticipated to be April 6, 2020.  As the date gets closer, we will be reevaluating to determine if it is best to go back to normal library hours.

The courier system will not be running during part of this time.  No one will incur late fees on materials during this period that the library is closed.  Please keep your materials as the drop box will not be able to be checked on a regular basis. 

Additionally, we hope that you will use your library card to access our digital collection, to use our virtual resources, and check out our website, or follow us on Facebook.  Our website will also have lots of information on activities, learning links and ways to stay occupied during this time of social distancing.

Wi-fi will still be available in the library parking lot and from the Warren Street if you need to use it from a vehicle. 

Please take care and understand the need for social distancing, if not for yourself, but for those who may have compromised immune systems are very susceptible to the COVID-19.

Warmest regards,

Krissa Coleman

Hazel Mackin Community Library Director

E-Library Card

Don’t have a library card yet? Sign up for an e-card to gain access to our online resources and materials. We’d love to see you in the library when we open again to get you a full card

Finacial Aid Resources

The UW-Madison Extension Office has put out some resources on financial aid assistance due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Information Resources

Links to respected sources, including the Wisconsin Public Health Department, with more information on the nature COVID-19

Stores with Senior Hours

Certain stores have adjusted their operating hours and are welcoming senior shoppers at specific times, here’s a list of which stores and what hours

Stuck at Home?

Links to resources for keeping kids of all ages occupied while stuck at home