- Click here for downloadable signs you can use in your public library.
- Hand washing signage should be placed in library restrooms prior to reopening.
- Social distancing and other signs should be placed on library entrances along with reminders about any new operating procedures.
- Remove any old signage that may distract from the message you’re trying to convey, this may be a great opportunity to tidy up doors and bulletin boards. Carefully look at items that are posted on bulletin boards and remove all old flyers.
- Make sure your library’s entrance signage can be seen from the street or parking lot. This means using a very large font size. Test to see if you can see library reopening signs from far distances.
- Library hours of operation signage should also have a large font and be easily read from the street or parking lot. Since many libraries will be opening with limited hours, be sure appropriate signage is created and posted consistently.
- If you have street-level/portable outdoor signs, make sure to move them close to the street as is allowable and make your messages brief.
- Consider using billboards (print and digital), radio, newspaper, and other forms of paid advertising to focus on online/available services and reopening information. When communicating with advertisers, ask for non-profit/government rates.
For questions about library signage or working with paid advertisers, please contact Dr. Curtis Rogers, Communications Director at the SC State Library.
This online communications guide is provided as a resource only. A library may opt to use or adapt any elements of these suggestions.