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In-Person Library Services Resume in East Hampton

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 12:29
The East Hampton Library has reopened.

The East Hampton Library reopened to the public Monday morning with new, temporary library hours. From Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., strict social distancing and Covid-19 safety measures will be in effect, according to Dennis Fabiszak, the library director.

"We are very happy to announce that we have reopened the East Hampton Library for public use," Mr. Fabiszak said in an email to The Star. "We have made a number of changes to the library for the safety of our residents and staff, including reduced seating, reduced occupancy, requiring face masks, additional cleaning protocols, and more. As we ease back into on-site library services, we will also continue to offer curbside pickup, online reference chat, and a large amount of online programs for all ages."

Everyone over 2 years of age is required to wear a face mask in the building, the library guidelines state. Books called in ahead of time will be prepared for pickup outside, and returns of materials will be via book drop. The library is closed on Sundays.

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