Wicomico Public Libraries reopening on limited basis, Books to Go program still operating
SALISBURY, Md. – Some good news out of Wicomico County for book lovers, the library will soon open their doors to visitors, but on a limited basis.
Richard Keenan, a member of the board of the library, tells us starting on Tuesday, March 16, the library will be open by appointment only and will only allow a limited number of people inside of each branch.
But he says finally being back inside will give people the chance to browse books and use the space again. While it’s not a full reopening, Keenan says the library has been focused throughout the entire pandemic on getting books into people’s hands, especially while they spent more time at home.
“I think it’s very important that we keep in mind the value of literacy, of the effect that reading has on the development of the mind, the development of thinking, often television is a kind of numbing process, where you’re simply colored pictures paraded in front of you,” Keenan said.
Keenen says to make an appointment starting on Tuesday, you can call your local branch.
He also says some other services can be used again, including legal services at the library. During this limited reopening, the library will still offer their books to go program, where people can pick books up curbside. We’re told that has been a huge success during the pandemic and they hope people continue to use that service.