Kent County Public Library reopens under COVID-19 restrictions

DOVER, Del. – After months of being closed to visitors, the Kent County Public Library in Delaware finally reopened today for in-person services.

But there are some new safety guidelines the library wants people to be aware of.

According to the Kent County Library Director Hilary Welliver, people will need to make an appointment to check out materials or use the computers.

Visitors will also be required to wear face masks and pass a health screening which includes getting a temperature check. The library says they have also purchased UV equipment to sanitize books and other items.

The library says the meeting room will remain closed and that they won’t have in-person programming for now.

“Libraries are the hub of the community,” said Welliver.

“We’re the hub in the hubbub and we really like being part of the community and it’s not the same when we have to practice on virtual services and we would much rather see you face to face,” said Welliver.

The Kent County Public Library says people will need to stay socially distanced.

Call 302-744-1919 to set up an appointment to visit the library.

Click here for more information about the Kent County Public Library.

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