Public libraries will reopen next week

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Mendenhall Valley Public Library will open May 28 and the downtown and Douglas Public Library on May 31.

    The Mendenhall library will be open Wednesday to Saturday and the downtown and Douglas library Sunday to Wednesday each week.

    Several steps will be taken to keep the public and library staff safe.

    Employees will wear face coverings while serving the public.

    Members of the public are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.

    Social distancing of at least six feet should be maintained between individuals and household groups.

    The public is asked to return library materials to the exterior book returns.

    The large meeting room at the Valley library will be closed while the smaller study rooms will be limited to two people per room.

    To promote social distancing the libraries have limited and rearranged computer stations and furniture, installed plastic sneeze guards at customer service counts, and installed floor markings to indicate where library patrons should stand while waiting for the next available library staff member.




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