At their regular monthly meeting held Monday, Oct. 26th, the Cunningham Public Library (CPL) Board of Trustees decided, by consensus, to reopen the library beginning Monday, November 2nd after being closed most of September and all of October due to Covid-19. Open hours of service will be Monday and Wednesday from 2: 00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Public safety remains a paramount concern, and so in reopening the library will follow the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC, State, and County. Therefore, the restrictions and conditions adopted by the board back in June still apply, i.e., face masks, hand sanitizing, and social distancing.
As the pandemic continues, so continues the possibility of needing to close again. However, the board’s hope is that the enjoyment that comes with being able to visit the library again in person will outweigh the disappointment that will surely follow with another difficult decision to close. As we get through this fraught time, please know that we will work to provide what services we can and as safely as possible.
Alternatively, another way to visit the library anytime is to do so virtually from your home computer or mobile device by visiting our online catalog using the “search our catalog” tab located above on our website header. Here you may browse the collections, and after logging into your account with your library card and password, you may place a reserve on any item(s). Once your reserve is processed, you will be notified by phone, email, or text message, at which time arrangements can be made for delivery or pickup.
CPL’s enhanced automated catalog is easy and enjoyable to use and offers recommendations and information that will help you to choose the appropriate materials for yourself and/or for your child(ren).
For more information, please call the library at 620-298-3163 or email the library at email@example.com .