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Cleveland Public Library sets reopening date for most of its branches

The Cleveland Public Library.
Posted at 12:46 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 12:46:53-05

CLEVELAND — On Monday, Feb. 22, the Cleveland Public Library will reopen and allow visitors inside again at most of its branches.

“We’re excited to see people back in our libraries,” said Felton Thomas, Jr., executive director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library. “The community is the heartbeat of the People’s University. Visitors bring energy to our great center of learning. Virtual is convenient, but it’s nothing like face-to-face interaction. Our staff feels more connected to the people in this environment.”

Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for the Public Administration Library, which will remain closed because of limited hours at Cleveland City Hall.

The main branch’s drive-up window will be open from Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Anyone visiting the libraries will be required to wear a face mask and social distance. Neighborhood branches have limited capacity so they ask visitors to limit their trips to less than one hour and 15 minutes.

More information about the Cleveland Public Library can be found here.

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