Public library reopening on Monday with limitations in place

The Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library will reopen to the public on Monday, and there will be some restrictions in place to help achieve health guidelines.

According to a news release, the pandemic hours of operations will be, Monday through Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until further notice. There will be a number of additional safety precautions, additional PPE for staff and patron protection, social distancing guidelines will be implemented. The public will not be able to access the second floor for the time being.

There will be 50 patrons allowed in the building at any one time. There will be no public seating available, no book-a-bike services and no passport services.

Patrons will still have access to check-out materials, library staff will be on hand to help serve the community as they usually do and the curbside pickup program will continue. For more information about reopening, contact the library via their Facebook page.

Executive Director DeeAnna Sova says, “Prior to the pandemic closure, HCCPL averaged 600 visitors each day. Our library had two to five events every week for patrons of all ages. We provided a number of services from computer access to the book-a-bike program. We are very anxious to reopen on June 8th, but for the protection of patrons and staff, it will not be “business as usual” during this phase.”