LINCOLN CITY — Driftwood Public Library Director Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney announced early this week that beginning Monday, June 7, the library will reopen to the public. The library will have an initial capacity limit of 20 patrons, visits will be limited to one hour, and masks and physical distancing will be required. Curbside service and virtual services will continue.

The library’s hours for in-person use at the outset will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Forty-five minute computer sessions will be available by appointment. The library’s reading room and meeting rooms will remain closed initially.

Walk-ins are welcome, however, visitors who wish to ensure the library will not be over capacity when they visit may call ahead to make an hour-long browsing reservation. Appointments will be available every hour on the hour until the library closes at 4 p.m. Appointments may be made by calling 541-996-2277.

New library cardholders who signed up for accounts during the building’s closure may pick up their cards at this time by stopping by the library with photo identification. If the photo ID does not have a current, local address, also bring documentation that has the cardholder’s name and physical address on it, such as a piece of first-class mail or a utility bill.

Contactless curbside pick up of library holds at the back door will continue from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays.

The Driftwood Public Library will continue to operate according to guidance from Oregon Occupational Safety and Health and other applicable government and health authorities, including masking guidelines, to ensure a safe environment for employees and citizens coming to the library.  Staff looks forward to serving customers in person once again, and appreciates library patrons’ patience and courtesy.

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