HENDERSON — Libraries in the Tri-County area are moving toward normal operation. But they aren’t quite there yet.
Perry Memorial Library in Henderson announced that it will begin “limited public access” beginning on April 5. The library will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m to noon and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. It will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
All four branches of the Granville County Library System — Oxford, Creedmoor, Stovall and Berea — will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning on April 5. All branches will continue to be closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Warren County Memorial Library has been operating on a restricted schedule for several weeks, with public access available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
“We look forward to being able to provide computer and browsing services to our customers again,” said Perry Library Director Patti McAnally in a news release announcing the reopening of the library.
Meeting rooms, study areas and history rooms in the Perry Library will not be available.
Patrons are reminded that face masks covering the mouth and nose will be mandatory for everyone 5 years and older. Children under 11 must be supervised by an adult.
Perry Library has provided curbside pickup of materials since early in the COVID-19 pandemic. “Curbside pick-up for materials has been very popular and the library is planning to continue and sustain this service in the future,” Assistant Director Christy Bondy said.
To use the service, patrons can place holds online or by telephone. At the library’s online address — http://perry.nccardinal.org/eg/opac/home — a user can follow the Catalog link to search for materials and place holds. Users also can call the library at 252-438-3316 to make a request. The material will be ready 24 hours later.
Curbside pickup will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..
Items can be returned by placing them in the outside book drop located on the Winder Street side of the library.
Patrons who are unable to come to the library due to health or COVID-19 concerns may contact the adult outreach assistant, TaMarsha Quick, to discuss delivery options. She can be reached at 252-438-3316, extension 223.
Perry Memorial Library is located at 205 Breckenridge St. in Henderson.