By Mallorie Rast
Book lovers can once again rejoice, as last week the Kindersley Library was pleased to announce that it is now open for “browsing by appointment.”
Those who are hankering to choose their read by visiting the local branch can call ahead to the phone number 306-463-4141 in order to book a 15 or 30-minute library visit. To date, the library is allowing two people at a time to allow for social distancing and is encouraging patrons to use masks during their visit.
The library is continuing to protect the health and safety of both staff and patrons by quarantining all books that are touched for 72 hours. With this concept in mind, Librarian Marilyn Shea is encouraging all comers to browse by looking before touching, as this will manot only reduce the labour for the librarians but also increase the number of books that will be able to be browsed before being quarantined.
Opening hours are also increasing, in addition to the Tuesday – Saturday 1-5 p.m. hours, the library is opening Wednesday evening 7 – 9 p.m.
In addition to the increased access to the library, the public is also able to access Take + Make kits created for various ages. There are kits created for ages 3-7, 5-12 and 12 and up, with the last category ideal for those with some sewing experience. In order to pick these up to help pass the last few weeks of summer, call ahead at 306-463-4141.
Curbside pick up by appointment is still available. Items can be returned through the outdoor-access slot and borrowed books will be placed outside of the door on a small table. In order to borrow material, patrons can either select books online at www.wheatland.sk.ca/branch/75, or by calling the library at 306-463-3421. Once patrons are ready to pick up their material, they are asked to contact the library by phone or by email (email@example.com) in order to book a pick-up time.
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