Both branches of the Saline County Library will be reopening fully, without appointments, on May 3rd. Along with the reopening, they will be introducing new summer hours to better accommodate the community.
“During the pandemic,” said Library Director Patty Hector, “we cut our hours because everything was shut down. Now that people are getting vaccinated, we are opening up again and want to try out some new hours that we hope will be more convenient, especially for our commuters who are trying to get by the library after work.”
Beginning May 3rd, the new summer hours for both branches will be 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The computer lab will still allow for social distancing and masks will be recommended.
In-person programming will not be held at this time, but the Saline County Library will continue offering a variety of virtual programming for all ages. A calendar of upcoming virtual programs can be found by visiting SalineCounty.LibraryCalendar.com.
The Saline County Library will still be offering Curbside Click & Go for patrons who aren’t comfortable entering the library at this time. The library will be updating their app to ask for the make, model, and color of your car so that library staff can bring items out to you.
“This will be great for people who have mobility issues and for those with babies and car seats,” said Hector, “or anyone who just doesn’t want to come in the building yet!”
Curbside Click & Go is a safe and convenient way for a patron to pick up their holds. Instead of calling the library and waiting for items to be placed on the table, patrons can use the app to let staff know when they are on their way, along with an ETA, so staff can have items brought out to their car quicker.
To download the app, visit the App Store or Google Play Store and search for “Mid-Ark Regional Library System.”
For more information, including detailed instructions on how to use Curbside Click & Go, visit www.SalineCountyLibrary.org or call 501-778-4766.