Arlington Public Library Will Soon Reopen For Book Checkouts

Arlington Public Library will soon be allowing pickups for books, but not in the same way you were used to.

According to a news report by ARLnow, the first step towards reopening will be a book pick-up from the Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street).

“Starting mid-June, Arlington Public Library will offer a walk-in/walk-out service for hold pickups and book bundles in the auditorium at Central Library,” Diane Kresh, Director of the Arlington Public Library said. “Operating hours for the holds pickup service are being decided and we will communicate details as we have them. Computers, self-check stations, and meeting rooms will not be available for use.”

Kresh added that while all branch locations will remain closed, returns will be accepted through book drop at all branches. Patrons and staff will be required to observe social distancing and wear masks at all times while inside the library. The annual Summer Reading Challenge by Arlington Public Library will still go on, but according to Kresh, the program will be fully digital this year.

“Arlington READS continues virtually,” Kresh said. “In June, we will host a conversation with Brooke Gladstone, journalist, author, media analyst, and co-host and managing editor of the WNYC radio program ‘On the Media.’ And in July, we are thrilled to present Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Colson Whitehead (‘The Underground Railroad’ and ‘The Nickel Boys’). Stay tuned for details; both programs promise to be lively and engaging.”

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