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Tuesday , 22 September 2020

Mannville Library reopen, ready to serve

“It has been going very smoothly.”

The Mannville Centennial Public Library has been eager to have customers back in the facility since reopening on June 23.

Library Treasurer, Bobbi-Jo Groeneveld, said that they kept ordering books throughout the lock down because they knew once they opened that people would be looking for the new releases.

“We are very happy to be back open to the public,” said Groeneveld.

“It is so good to see the children and adults. It becomes a very quiet place without the patrons.”

The library operates in the summer Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11:00am-4:00pm and Thursdays 12:00pm–6:00pm.

With their doors back open, they are able to lend books and DVDs that are within the branch, as well as offer e-services which include audio books and e-books. They also have public computers, and currently have some used books for sale.

Residents are asked to hand sanitize before touching anything.

Also, they have installed plexiglass barriers and are trying to create as little contact as possible for check in and check out procedures.

There are currently no inter library loans available, and books coming in are being quarantined before being placed back on the shelves.

“It’s still a pretty friendly place to be, it is still bright and inviting. People have been very respectful about keeping their distance and it has been going very smoothly,” said Groeneveld.

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect Media from the Vermilion Voice newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.