Public library reopens in Powell River

Number of people in the space will be limited

Powell River Public Library is welcoming people back to its facility.

Chief librarian Rebecca Burbank, in a media release, stated that Powell River Public Library staff and board members have been encouraged by the safe and respectful response from the community to the library takeout service and public computer access.

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“While we are still operating during unpredictable times, we have developed a safe procedure that will allow us to continue to welcome patrons back to our space,” stated Burbank. “Between 10 am and 6 pm from Monday to Friday, we invite patrons to enter the library and browse our shelves for material to check out.”

Burbank stated that it is important for people to plan their visit to the library.

“Protecting the health of staff and patrons is a shared responsibility,” she stated. “We will be limiting the number of people in our space and encouraging quick, safe visits. While it is not required, we are recommending that patrons wear face coverings or masks when they come to the library.

“We also remind patrons to disinfect your hands upon arrival, to be respectful of physical distancing, to bring your library cards, use the self-serve checkout station, and to stock up. Library material can now be enjoyed for four weeks and there are no late fines. Please do not visit our public space if you are unwell or required to isolate.”

Burbank said if people haven’t already, to check the library’s website for the full listing of its digital programs and resources like virtual writing groups, story time and a growing collection of eBooks and eAudio for download.

“We look forward to seeing you in the library,” stated Burbank.

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