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Neill Public Library creates reopening plan, adds days to curbside pickup service

The library’s reopening will be safe and slow, said Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library director, during a NPL board meeting Wednesday. 

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2020

The Neill Public Library created a reopening plan that will be implemented when the rate of local COVID-19 cases decreases. The plan follows reopening guidelines that have been set by Gov. Jay Inslee's office, said NPL Director Joanna Bailey during an NPL board meeting on Wednesday. “The firs...

‘We find ourselves needing to essentially reinvent ourselves’

The Neill Public Library will have books available for curbside pickup starting June 15. Library materials will be disinfected and placed in Ziploc bags.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2020

Neill Public Library will begin its curbside pick-up service June 15, which will be available 1-6 p.m. Monday to Friday. “It's been really interesting for public libraries because we have spent a lifetime positioning ourselves as community-gathering spaces,” said NPL Director Joanna Bailey. “We find ou...

City workers adjust to uncertainties with employment

Joanna Bailey, director of Neill Public Library, said none of the library employees have been laid off, but the majority have been furloughed.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

May 27, 2020

Due to COVID-19 shutdowns, many staff members working for the City of Pullman have been furloughed until further notice. Furloughed employees work reduced hours but maintain benefits. Joanna Bailey, director of Neill Public Library, said 25 out of 28 library employees have been furloughed, but none hav...

Book delivery service suspended

Joanna Bailey, director of Neill Public Library, says the library stopped the service to comply with Gov. Jay Inslee's order.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2020

The Neill Public Library has halted all onsite operations, as well as the home book delivery service due to Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay at home order. Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library director, said Pullman community members with library cards still have access to more than 100,000 books and movie...

Public services change in wake of COVID-19

Library Director Joanna Bailey says the library will be able to sign people up for library cards over the phone and all online resources remain available.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Many public organizations in Pullman changed how they operate in the wake of multiple positive COVID-19 cases in the county. Neill Public Library Joanna Bailey, Neill Public Library director, said the library building is closed to the public and all online services remain available. People can also reg...

Eleanor Roosevelt visits Pullman

Cathryn Cummings poses in front of the Neill Public Library Thursday before her presentation.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

Neill Public Library hosted a special guest of honor: Eleanor Roosevelt, or at least the reenactment of her.  Cathryn Cummings’ reenactment of “Women of Strength and Courage '' is a first-person biographical presentation from the perspective of Roosevelt, former first lady of the United States...

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