Slocan Community Library set to reopen to public

Only three library members will be allowed inside at one time

The library will be open during two days of the week. Photo: Apparition Books

The Slocan Community Library (SCL) is set to reopen to the public with reduced capacity on Thursday, according to library volunteer Lois Lawrence.

To mitigate the threat of COVID-19, only three SCL members will be allowed into the library at one time, the library’s public washrooms will be closed and members will be asked to wear a mask and sanitize their hands before they enter the library.

Staff will also continue to disinfect and store books away for 72 hours after they’ve been returned before they can be checked out again.

Despite the operational changes, Lawrence is still looking forward to seeing members again after having to keep the library’s doors closed for the past several months.

“I think reopening our doors to the public is just great,” said Lawrence.

“By just being able to come in to feel and see the books, I think our members will like it much more than the takeout service we’ve been offering.”

Over the past few months, members have only been able to reserve and pick up material outside of the library.

While Lawrence was disappointed about the lack of demand for the takeout service, she’s confident that business will increase with members being able to walk inside the library again.

The library will be open on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the foreseeable future.

RELATED STORY: Claire Paradis joins Nakusp Public Library as new library director


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Interior Health

The total number of Interior Health cases since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 522

SD 10 secures $3 million in funding to help build Nakusp Elementary School child care centre

The centre will provide 96 new child-care spaces in the village

West Kootenay mother searching for son missing since Sept. 1

Police are investigating the disappearance of Cory Westcott

Man whose crime spree began in Nelson pleads guilty in death of female passenger

Anthony Cortez scheduled to be sentenced for 2017 incidents

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

End of CERB means uncertainty for some, new system for others

As of a week ago, the CERB had paid out $79.3 billion to 8.8 million people

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24 earlier this week

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

2 British Columbians arrested, 3 at large in massive Alberta drug bust

Eight people are facing 33 charges in what police have dubbed Project Incumbent

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Most Read