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Cd’A library plans partial reopening June 1

| May 20, 2020 1:00 AM

COEUR d’ALENE — The Coeur d’Alene Public Library is ready to partially reopen for the public on June 1 in compliance with Gov. Brad Little’s Rebound Idaho plan and with the approval of the Library Board of Trustees.

Library director Bette Ammon said that front-door or curbside pickup of holds will continue in order to help minimize the number of people inside the building and to accommodate patrons who prefer to remain isolated.

“The health and safety of our patrons and staff are our primary concerns,” Ammon said. “If the number of cases of COVID-19 increase in the community, it may be necessary to again reduce library services.”

Based on the floor space of the library, access will be limited to 50 people at a time, including staff and patrons, she said. The children’s department and teen areas will remain closed, but the staff will retrieve books and other items on request.