Book returns and curbside pickup of books and other materials will soon be available at many branches of the North Central Regional Library (NCRL) system, including the Twisp and Winthrop libraries.
Starting Aug. 10, libraries in Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties – which are all in Phase II or III of the state’s reopening plan – will begin accepting returns of books and other materials, NCRL said in a press release. As a safety precaution for staff, all returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in. No donations are being accepted.
In addition, NCRL branches throughout those counties will begin curbside pickup services on Aug. 13. Library card holders will be able to place holds on material available at their local branch and then stop by between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. any day the branch is open to pick up the materials. Masks will be required for all patrons utilizing curbside pickup.
Visit http://www.ncrl.org/locations to see what days libraries are normally open.
NCRL is unable at this time to resume any services at its libraries in Chelan and Douglas counties, which are still in Phase 1.5 of the governor’s reopening plan. The Mail Order Library, which is headquartered in Wenatchee, also remains closed.
All NCRL library buildings remain closed to the public. Free Wi-Fi continues to be available at all library locations seven days a week. A recent project extended Wi-Fi coverage up to a 600-foot radius around all NCRL buildings.