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Bruce County Library set to reopen Aug. 17

The Bruce County Library - Walkerton branch (Walkerton Herald-Times File Photo)

BRUCE COUNTY – Bruce County Public Library is officially preparing to reopen branches to the public for regular in-person service.

As of Monday, Aug. 17, all 17 branches of the Bruce County Public Library will be open to the public.

For those who would prefer to not come inside the branches, their curbside pickup service will continue to be offered.

Public computers will be available for patron use by appointment, and patrons are asked to wear a face covering and must maintain proper social distancing while visiting the branches.

As well, patrons must sanitize their hands when entering and are asked to not touch materials they don’t intend to borrow. There will be limits on the number of people in branches and patrons are asked to find and check out materials in a timely manner.

“Bruce County Public Library looks forward to safely reopening our branches so that we can return to the important work of being the ‘great equalizer’ in our communities, ensuring computer access for those who have been without and getting materials in the hands of people who need them,” said Brooke McLean, Bruce County’s director of library services.

Branch hours of service will remain reduced to allow for additional cleaning.

Programming will remain online, including Online Story Time every weekday at 3 p.m. on their Facebook page, and Online Trivia Nights on Mondays and Fridays.

Digital materials and services are always available 24/7 at library.brucecounty.on.ca