Wednesday 21st October 2020

The Carrollton Public Library Board met on June 23 and has announced a plan for reopening the library’s physical building and restoration of in-house programming to begin on Monday, July 6, 2020.
A news release says the library’s building will be open to the public with no limits of patrons for browsing in the main library, and the normal computer-usage policies have been restored. The library encourages patrons to continue to adhere to social-distancing guidelines as set forth by public health officials.
Patrons visiting the library’s building will be encouraged to wear masks and use the hand-sanitizer dispensers placed throughout the building. The library will continue the quarantine of books and materials, sanitizing protocols, and patron sign in sheets upon arrival.
The library’s book drops located outside the main library on Folger Street and in the parking lot off Monroe Street remain open for book returns. Patrons are asked to use the outside book returns when possible; however, there is an inside book return for items. This is due to quarantining and sanitization measures to ensure safety of library materials.
In addition, the Library Board restored in-house programming for the summer beginning July 6. Therefore, specific programs will be available for those childcare providers, family units and groups to attend from July 6 through August 6.
· For those children attending the Guardian Angel Daycare, their story time will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday and Thursday each week.
· The library encourages parents/caregivers with children to attend programs at 10:30 a.m. on Monday and Thursday each week for story time, crafts and activities.
· Harvester’s Grab and Go snacks will be available from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week to coincide with the in-house programs beginning at 2 p.m. for families or groups. Harvester’s Food Network provides healthy snacks to children up to age 18 to ensure the community’s youth receives healthy nutrition during the summer. Parents or care providers will need to attend with their children to receive the meals or use the card provided by library staff.