The Goodnight Memorial Library on South Main Street has reopened to the public. It reopened on June 15 after being closed more than a year for renovations.

“We’re really excited to be back downtown and really excited to be back open even amongst all the COVID-19 restrictions,” Library Director Audrey Phillips said.

The library is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.

COVID-19 restrictions are currently in place.

There is a 30 person maximum occupancy. Library furniture is spaced to allow for social distancing guidelines.

Masks are not required, but are encouraged. Library staff is wearing masks and at times will also wear gloves.

Computer use is limited to one hour per day. Curbside service is available. Copy, scan and fax services are also available.

Two hand sanitizer stations are on each floor of the building.

No study or meeting rooms and no water fountains are available.

All programming will continue to be virtual.

The COVID restrictions are available on the Goodnight Memorial Library Facebook page.

“We’re taking the new normal and running with it,” Phillips said. “Its the same old library, it just looks a little different. I hope when people see it they are as proud of it as we are.

Tours of the renovated Goodnight Auditorium begin in July.

The library’s virtual summer reading program begins Saturday. Reading logs will be available beginning Wednesday.

A grand reopening of the library will be held at a later date.

“I think we are ready for the next 50 years,” Phillips said.

For more information, call the library at 270-586-8397.

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