Portage library to begin curbside service June 10

The Portage District Library is already accepting returns and will begin reopening with curbside service.

The Portage District Library is taking its first steps toward reopening.

Library officials announced Wednesday that, beginning immediately, patrons can return materials they borrowed three months ago before the state closed most public buildings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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People can start checking out new books, movies, and music next Wednesday, June 10, according to a post on the library’s website. The library will start out by offering curbside service by appointment.

The current plan is to open to in-person service on June 24.

Library staff are taking special measures to protect against COVID-19. Everyone will be required to wear a mask and maintain a six-foot perimeter around themselves while at the library. When they do fully reopen, they will limit capacity to 25% of normal levels. And all in-person programs are still on hold.

You can read more about upcoming curbside service here.

You can read more about reopening plans here.

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