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Kawartha Lakes Public Library expands services starting September 8

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kawartha lakes libraryKawartha Lakes - Starting September 8, the Kawartha Lakes Public Library will begin offering in-branch service to the public at the Lindsay and Fenelon Falls branches. Both branches will have limited capacity to ensure safe social distancing and that proper levels of cleaning can be maintained. Once again you will be able to browse the shelves for new reading material and have access to computers, printing and photocopying. As well you will be able to pickup books that you have requested online or over the telephone. The Lindsay and Fenelon Falls branches will be open Monday to Saturday 10am to 3pm.

For computer access, you will need to book a 45-minute session in advance. You can book your session at the Lindsay Branch by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1269 or at the Fenelon Falls Branch by calling 705-887-6300. The branches will start taking bookings on September 4 for sessions beginning September 8.

To help ensure the health and safety of the public and staff, the Library has increased its cleaning protocols at the Lindsay and Fenelon Falls branches. Due to social distancing limitations, the two branches will permit limited numbers of people into the branches at any time. Visitors may be required to wait before entering. The Library stacks will be open for browsing; however, we ask that any books that are handled to be placed on one of the carts provided for quarantine.

Pickup service will expand to include Coboconk and Dalton also starting the week of September 8. When Little Britain and Dunsford re-open for pickup service later in September, all 14 library branches will be open in a limited capacity.

You are still able to place holds on items using the library website at www.kawarthalakeslibrary.ca/catalogue or they can call 705-324-9411 extension 1291 for assistance. People can request anything from our 14 branches, including: books, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines.

“Getting re-opened took us a little longer than expected but we have everything in place to welcome back our patrons,” say Library CEO Jamie Anderson.

At this time in-library programming will not resume. However, our virtual programming will continue with many new exciting online programs coming in the Fall. Follow @kawarthalibrary on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to access these virtual programs.

All book returns are now open 24/7. If you are returning books at the same time as picking up new materials, we ask that you use the book returns as staff are not able to accept items at the door or the desk. For everyone’s health and safety, all returned material will be quarantined for 96 hours before it is checked in and processed.

All visitors to Lindsay and Fenelon are asked to self-screen for symptoms. Visitors are reminded that they are encouraged to wear a face covering in accordance with the Health Unit’s face mask order.

For updates on all library services, please visit at www.kawarthalakeslibrary.ca or call 705-324-9411 extension 1291.

For further information, please contact:

Jamie Anderson, CEO/Library Director Kawartha Lakes Public Library

705-324-9411 Extension 1260

janderson@kawarthalakeslibrary.ca

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