By Krista Pfunder
Prepare your to-read lists: Calvert Library reopens to the public August 31. Beginning with the Prince Frederick location, the library will open with limited services and at smaller capacity. Up to 40 people at a time will be admitted and visitors will need to keep their visit to an hour or less. Other branches will open in September.
“Customers will be able to use computers and browse and checkout the collection,” says Robyn Truslow, public relations coordinator for the Calvert Library.
Copy, print and fax services will also be available. Staff will be on hand to provide references, technology training and reader’s advisory assistance. The library does not plan to open their meeting rooms for the foreseeable future since those rooms are being used for quarantining returned materials, for up to a week prior to being checked in.
Customers over the age of five will be required to wear face masks covering their nose and mouth and to maintain a distance of six feet from others. Customers entering with children are asked to stay together and help their children maintain social distance.
Other branches of Calvert Library are slated to reopen on September 8. The Southern Branch location will allow 20 customers at a time while Fairview will allow 15 and Twin Beaches will accept 11.
In-person library hours will be Monday-Thursday, noon-5pm; Friday, 1-5pm and Saturday, 10am-2pm. Curbside pickup appointments: Monday-Thursday, 10am-7pm; Friday 1-5pm, and Saturday, 10am-2pm. Fairview, Twin Beaches and Southern will be open with the same hours beginning Sept. 8. https://calvertlibrary.info/