Next week, libraries in Santa Rosa County begin re-opening to visitors for limited computer use after COVID-19 closures with limited capacity.
According to a press release, the phased approach complies with orders from local and state officials and maintains the safety of patrons and employees.
Starting Tuesday, May 26, libraries will open for computer use only. Reservations must be made in advance, and sessions are limited to one hour and will not be extended.
Patrons may call beginning Friday, May 22 to make reservations for the following week. To make a reservation, call your library at 981-READ (7323).
Libraries will begin accepting visitors to browse the collections starting June 1. Advanced computer reservations are still required, and all library meeting rooms remain closed until further notice.
To encourage social distancing, a limited number of patrons will be allowed inside at a time. Masks are encouraged the press release says.
Curbside pickup will continue to be available, and patrons are encouraged to continue using this service.
The family summer reading program has moved all online and begins June 1. Registration begins May 26. To register, visit the library’s summer reading page or call 981-READ (7323).