Springfield Public Library Gradually Reopens With Appointments
The Springfield Public Library will open by appointment starting June 1. While the library has continued service for most of the pandemic, it’s the first time community members will be allowed to browse for books indoors.
Librarian Taylor Worley said she’s excited to see folks in person again. Some people have been able to use computers, Worley said there's something special about helping folks select books.
Access will be limited to cardholders who’ve scheduled 45 minute appointments over the phone.
"It really is so you can come in, browse, select your own materials," Worley said.
The library has been following a phased approach to opening. June 1 marks the beginning of phase 4.
"Hopefully, we’re in that phase for a relatively short period of time," Worley said, "the next step would be to open our doors, not for our full service hours but transition from library by appointment to library open hours.”
Masking and social distancing is required for entry. Worely adds the library’s phased reopening will depend on guidance from OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control.
Appointments can be made for the following times depending on availability:
Patrons are asked to call 541-726-3766 in advance.
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