Webb City Public Library begins curbside service

You can check out books over the phone, through e-mail or online.
Webb City Public Library
Webb City Public Library

The building is closed, but the Webb City Public Library is making sure people still have the opportunity to check out books and movies.

“For many of our patrons, we’re their only form of entertainment,” says Library Director Jake Johnson.

The Webb City Public Library began offering curbside services on Monday. The building is currently closed to the public due to the potential spread of COVID-19.

The service is open to people who have a library card at WCPL, but you can also sign up for a library card on their website at webbcitylibrary.org.

The Webb City Public Library has also upped the checkout limit during this time to 18 items, with a maximum of 6 movies to make sure patrons don’t have to leave their homes as often.

“It’s something that we’ve never done,” Johnson adds, “We’ve been open for 106 years and have never had to close the doors to the public. So it’s going to be a learning experience. Of course if Jasper County ends up issuing a stay-in-place order, we’ll have to stop this service, but we’ll continue doing it as long as we can.”

Johnson also added that the library has extended Wi-Fi to the parking lot area, so patrons can drive up and use the Wi-Fi on their devices.

To check out a book, you can email info@webbcitylibrary.org, you can call 417-673-4326 or you can order through webbcity.missourievergreen.org. The service is available Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM, and also on Saturdays from 8 AM – 12 PM.