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Posted on: June 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Allen Public Library is Reopening!

Family walking out of Allen Public Library

Allen Public Library will reopen to the public on Monday, June 15 with adjusted hours and limited occupancy.

Hours of operation

Allen Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday during this initial phase of operations. The facility will be closed to the public on Saturday and Sunday.

Curbside pickup service will be offered Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how to schedule a curbside pickup.

Library hours and services will be expanded as conditions warrant and state guidelines allow.

Operational changes

  • To encourage appropriate distancing, up to 60 visitors will be allowed in the library at one time. All visitors must use the gallery entrance.
  • Returned materials should be placed in the drive-through book drop on Coats Drive. 
  • Seating, tables, study/meeting rooms, quiet/magazine lounges and other gathering areas will be temporarily unavailable for patron use.
  • Public computers and printing are available on a limited basis. Call 214.509.4905 for details.
  • Interactive displays, including toys and games in the children’s area, have been removed to limit the spread of germs.
  • Interlibrary loans are currently unavailable due to limitations with our courier service.
  • Donations of books and other materials are not being accepted at this time.
  • Book sale shelves stocked by the Friends of the Allen Public Library have been temporarily removed from the gallery.
  • Building rentals of the Civic Auditorium, meeting room and board room are unavailable until further notice.
  • Food for Thought Market and Café will be open for to-go orders. Call 972.908.2233 to confirm hours and options.

Safety measures

Library staff will wear masks while interacting with the public. Patrons are encouraged, but not required, to wear masks during their visit.

Seniors and other high-risk visitors are encouraged to visit the library from 10-11 a.m. Monday-Friday.

Summer Reading/other programming

Allen Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is available online! Here’s how to get started and track your reading. Paper reading logs are also available for children and teens.  Adults may call 214.509.4905 to create their READsquared account and log titles.

Story Times, On Stage @ APL programming and other events will continue to be held virtually. Watch them on the Allen Public Library Facebook page and Allen City Television YouTube channel.

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