New Rochelle Library Plans Reopening By Monday

Michael Woyton
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Officials at the New Rochelle Public Library is anticipating that the main library and the Huguenot Children's Library could reopen as early as Monday, Nov. 16.

Both branches were closed Nov. 7 following notification that a staff member tested positive for the new coronavirus.

The library will remain closed until test results of other staff members are completed, and results allow for the resumption of the limited public hours.

According to a spokeswoman, the staff member who tested positive works at the Main Library.

Because of social distancing and protective measures the library has had in place since reopening in June, it is unlikely that library patrons were in direct contact with the person, officials said.

A deep cleaning, including disinfecting of impacted areas has already been completed, the spokeswoman said. Staff members are working from home or accessing the facility for essential activity only.

Until the library reopens, patrons can download books, movies, music, educational programs and more. A temporary library card can be obtained by filling out a form in English or in Spanish.

Due dates on all materials have been extended and overdue fines will not be imposed, library officials said. All items being held will remain in place until the library reopens.

Book return drops at the main library and the children's library are open for returns.

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This article originally appeared on the New Rochelle Patch