Port Huron, MI —St. Clair County libraries are finally opening after a three-month closure due to the COVID-19 crisis. June 29th is the anticipated opening day for rolling out curbside pickup for the St. Clair County Library System.
In an announcement, Allison Arnold, Director of the Library System, said that her staff is getting protocols in place to provide for the safety of both patrons and library teams. Staff has returned to the buildings to get started on providing service at all of the branches.
Getting back in business is no easy task as there are tens of thousands of items checked out. It will take some time to process all those returns. Items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they go back into circulation.
If you have a stack of library books at home, don’t worry, due dates have been extended. In the meantime, all of the online options are still available, as they always are and can be accessed through the library website using a library card number. Also, if you have used books to donate, hold onto those until the library staff gets through the backlog of checked out books.
More information about the library’s gradual return to in-person service will be made available as decisions are made. The St. Clair County Library System has eleven branches throughout the county.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland