THUNDER BAY - The Thunder Bay Public Library is preparing to start accepting returns again as it slowly moves into the next phase of its seven-stage reopening process.
As of July 2, the Waverley branch and the Mary J. L. Black branch will once again accept returns between 10 a.m. and noon and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This is stage three of its seven-stage reopening plan. According to a media release issued Jon Pateman, CEO and chief librianian, the Thunder Bay Public Library is taking a slow and safe approach to reopening to protect the health and safety of staff and patrons.
The next phase will include no-contact holds pick up at designated locations and details will be announced when the plan is fully worked out and safety plans are in place.
“We do not have a detailed timeline for when we will move from phase to phase as this will depend on staff safety, building preparation, staff capacity and public safety,” Pateman said in the release. “Local health advice will also be factored into our decision making.”
Staff are continuing to offer collections and programming online during the pandemic.
More information can be found on the Thunder Bay Public Library website.