By: Follow South Jersey Staff
VOORHEES, N.J. – Beginning Monday, April 12, the Camden County Library System will begin gradually reopening to the public, starting with limited services and hours at its larger branches. This marks the first time indoors, in-person services have been available to library patrons since facilities returned to primarily curbside operations amidst the fall and winter surge in COVID-19 activity.
In addition to the gradual reopening of larger branches, all of the Camden County Library System’s branches are also continuing to offer contactless pickup options.
“We are extremely excited to welcome library patrons back inside our facilities,” County Commissioner Melinda Kane, liaison to the Camden County Library System, said. “Our staff has put enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures in place to ensure the safety of visitors, and furniture and computers have been spaced to allow for appropriate social distancing. By wearing masks and keeping visits shorter, library patrons will be able to once again browse the shelves in person.”
Seven library branches will open to the public on Monday, April 12: Bellmawr, Camden Downtown, Ferry Ave., Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, South County, and Vogelson. Each branch will be open during the following hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Wednesday and Thursday: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Patrons are asked to limit in-person visits to one hour.
No-contact pickup remains available at these branches and is also being expanded. No-contact pickup will be available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Merchantville branch of the Camden County Library System has not yet resumed operations open to the public, however, it is continuing to provide no-contact pickup options. Pickup is available at the Merchantville branch Monday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Information regarding the resumption of library systems will be posted to the System’s website as it becomes available.
Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Camden, Bellmawr, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees Township. The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission. For more information about the Camden County Library System, visit us online at http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/ or by calling (856) 772-1636.
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