FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Allen County Public Library announced it will reopen all of its locations to the public beginning next week.
Officials said on Monday, July 6 all locations of the ACPL will be open, but guests can expect to see some changes.
Here's what library visitors should be aware of before returning to their local branch:
- Masks will be required for all library staff and visitors over the age of 2.
- Masks will be available to library visitors who do not bring their own.
- Touch-free technology has been installed at all self-checkout stations.
- Library-sponsored programs will not resume until at least Oct. 1.
- In the meantime, online and virtual programs will still be offered.
- Meeting and study rooms at the Main Library will be available by reservation.
- However, meeting rooms at branch locations will not be available until at least Oct. 1.
- The availability of study rooms will vary by location.
- Curbside delivery will continue as long as physical distancing requirements remain in place.
“We have put a lot [of] thought and planning into how we can resume important library resources and services while still protecting the health of library visitors and staff,” said Director of Community Engagement Stephanny Smith. “We have heard how much our community misses coming to the library, and we have missed seeing familiar faces in our buildings. Library staff are ready to welcome people back to the library.”
More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions documents below, on the ACPL's website or call 260-421-1200.