Local Libraries Are Gradually Reopening
Starting on June 15, you can borrow books, DVDs and other materials.
Now that Lackawanna County is in the yellow phase, the county libraries are reopening for curbside pickup. Patrons can check out books, DVDs and other library materials from a safe social distance.
Even though you can’t come in and browse through the shelves, you can still look through the online catalog. Simply place a hold on anything you’re interested in, and the staff will contact you when it’s ready for pickup. Pickup procedures and hours are different for each library, so call or check online to learn more.
When you’re finished, return your materials at the book drop outside the library. If your materials were due during the closure, you can return them now, and you will not be fined.
The library system is taking extra precautions to keep patrons and staff safe. As suggested by the CDC, the libraries will quarantine all returned items for 72 hours before putting them back in circulation.
The libraries also kicked off Summer Quest, a summer reading program that runs through August 8. Participants can track their reading time online and earn digital badges. All ages are welcome to participate.
You’ll need a Lackawanna County library card to borrow items and access electronic resources. Any Pennsylvania resident can apply for free online.