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Middle Georgia Regional Libraries to reopen June 15

After being closed for two months, libraries across Central Georgia will open their doors to the public

MACON, Ga. — Here is some good news for local book lovers!

After being closed for two months, the Middle Georgia Regional Libraries are planning to re-open their physical branches to the public Monday, June 15. 

 Now, the library experience will feel a little bit different for visitors.

All service stations will have Plexiglas dividers and staff will be wearing masks and gloves. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks as well.

There will be a limited amount of library computers with two-hour sessions and books will be quarantined for four days after being returned.

According to director Jennifer Lautzenheiser, the summer season is normally the busiest time for Middle Georgia Regional Libraries and staff are excited to invite the community back in.

"People who work in libraries do so because they want to make a difference and they care about people," says Lautzenheiser. "Even though we've been talking to them by phone and emailing them, just being able to see them in our facilities again, I think, will be fantastic."

The public libraries in Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Twiggs, and Wilkinson Counties are all reopening Monday along with libraries in Macon County except the Oglethorpe Branch.

Libraries in Bibb county will return to their normal hours, except for Washington Memorial Library which will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from June 15-19.

For more information, check out Middle Georgia Regional Libraries website.

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