Anoka County libraries to open June 24 with reduced capacity

The Anoka County Administration announced Thursday that all Anoka County libraries, except Mississippi Library in Fridley, which is currently under construction, will open to the public Wednesday. 

Capacity will be at 50%. Hours of operations will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

Visitors should expect to see the following changes when they visit:

  • Computers will be available, but at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.
  • Time on computers will be limited to 50 minutes, with a 10-minute break between uses to allow for cleaning and disinfecting. 
  • All high-touch areas of the libraries will be cleaned at least three times each day.
  • There will be no in-person programming; virtual programming will continue throughout the summer.

The release states library users will be allowed to browse selections, pick up holds and check out their books; additionally, reference services will be available. Curbside pickup services, which has been offered at four locations in Anoka County, will end on Friday. 

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