Dear Library Users,

As more cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in the counties surrounding our area, we want to share with you the measure we are taking here at Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library to address the concerns over Coronavirus in our public spaces.

We are instigating the following procedures:

  • Elevated cleaning of all surfaces throughout the building
  • Reminders for staff and patrons of proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
    • Covering coughs and sneezes with something other than your hand
    • Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Routine wiping and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces
  • Staff are encouraged to stay home if they are ill or have a fever
  • Encouraging patrons to renew items over the phone at (317) 485-6402 ext. 106.

Additionally, we would like to remind our visitors that libraries are shared public spaces. For the health and safety of others, please be thoughtful about coming into a library if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.  The symptoms according to the CDC (

For more information regarding COVID-19 please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at .

We thank you in advance for your consideration during this time.