Read with Me librarians haven’t forgotten about children during the pandemic. Children’s mental and social well-being is one of their main concerns which is why they work towards counteracting the damage done by the closure of schools, libraries and cultural centers.
Some of their activities revolving around health protocols include:
Lending books and holding read-aloud sessions in open air, in limited numbers and with proper social distancing.
Delivering books to homes instead of having children inside the library
Making book bags to lend to families
Using masks and disinfectants and teaching children how to wash hands
Disinfecting the library after each day of activity and keeping returned books separately for at least 72 hours before placing them back in the shelves