• By Mary Giunca
  • Posted Thursday, June 11, 2020

We're Expanding To-Go Hours and Preparing to Reopen to the Public

Beginning on Monday, June 15, we're expanding our To-Go Library hours and are working on a partial reopening to the public at the end of June. New To-Go Library hours will be:

  • Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-7p.m.
  • Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

"We understand that people are attracted to our branches as destinations to independently learn, explore or simply relax, and we look forward to safely welcoming them back into our spaces to briefly browse our collections or just be," said Library Director Brian D. Hart.

All 10 branches will be open Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., beginning on Monday, June 29. Library management is working with the Forsyth County Department of Health and other experts to determine the number of people allowed inside its branches at one time.

Five branches and the bookmobile will offer 30-minute computer appointments. The branches were chosen to help make public computers convenient and accessible across the county for those who really need them. Branches offering limited computer use include:

  • Southside
  • Central
  • Lewisville
  • Walkertown
  • Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center
  • Bookmobile travels to various shopping centers and locations

Library customers will be able to access Wi-Fi at all locations.

The Library hasn't yet determined a date to fully reopen. Library management is working with Forsyth County to evaluate such practices as limited hours and low or no-contact programming. Meeting rooms will not be available at this time.

"Safety and service are priorities for us. We look forward to serving the community in a responsible and respectful manner," Hart said. "We realize that the Library can be a source of security and sanctuary for many of our customers in these times and we don't take that trust or responsibility lightly."

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