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Clearwater libraries now open

Post Date:05/07/2020 1:28 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2020
Contact: (727) 562-4970

Clearwater libraries are now open

The Clearwater Public Library System will reopen to the public on Monday, May 18 at 50 percent capacity, according to state guidelines. 

Patrons will be expected to follow the CDC’s social distancing guidelines of staying 6 feet apart from others that are not in your party. Facemasks are recommended, but not required.

Patrons may use public internet computers for up to one hour per day. Meeting rooms will be closed and no reservations will be accepted. Study rooms, Multimedia Studios, and Heritage Studio stations will accommodate one person at a time, for up to two hours per day, and reservations can be made in advance at myclearwaterlibrary.com or by calling the library at (727) 562-4970.

Children’s play areas will be closed and there will be no in-person programming. Virtual programming will be offered.

Library hours will be as follows:

  • Countryside Library
    • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m.
    • Friday through Sunday, noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m. 
  • East Community Library
    • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m. 
  • Main Library
    • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m.
    • Friday through Sunday, noon-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.
  • North Greenwood Library
    • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m.
    • Friday, noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m.
  • Clearwater Beach Library
    • Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
    • Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
    • Thursday and Friday, 1-3 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.

The libraries will be closing periodically throughout each day for cleaning and disinfection.

Drive-through or curbside pickup service will be offered at all library locations during open hours.  All Clearwater book drops will be open starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12.

The library staff looks forward to welcoming patrons back to the libraries.

 

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