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Tentative Reopening Schedule Announced for Free Public Library

After a months-long closure by Executive Order as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, details have been announced for the planned reopening of the New Brunswick Free Public Library.  As announced Friday by Mayor Jim Cahill on his daily New Brunswick COVID-19 Report Podcast, below is the tentative date schedule of the resumption of services:

  • Reference material checkout will resume on July 29
  • Vestibule checkouts will be available on August 3
  • Appointments for Municipal ID cards can be made starting on August 3
  • Computer access (by appointment only) will begin August 17
  • Patron activity inside the library could resume in early September (exact date TBD)
Safety measures like social distancing requirements, enhanced cleaning protocols and the wearing of face coverings will all play key roles in the stages of the library's reopening.
"Our library staff has been working on the development of a whole policy for the use of the library," said Mayor Cahill. "There are so many functions that the library does. From checking out books to reference materials, the municipal ID program (and) computer usage, there's a lot of moving parts that are  in the library, and there's a lot of "in-and-out" from people."

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