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Pueblo library district to expand business hours, browsing and computer use
PUEBLO, Colo. – Starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, Pueblo City-County Library District will return to its pre-COVID-19 business hours and increase patron browsing and computer use to one hour. Additionally, visitors are asked to provide contact information if needed for tracing purposes and you should stay home if you are sick.
Health and safety measures as outlined in Pueblo County public health orders will continue to stay in place. These include:
· All visitors and employees must wear a facemask while inside the library, children under the age of 10 are exempt. Anyone who cannot tolerate wearing a facemask due to a medical condition will be offered accommodations, but are not permitted to enter any library building without a facemask.
· Employees and visitors are required to continue following social distancing measures while inside the library.
· Frequent cleaning and sanitization of high touch surfaces.
             Returned library materials are quarantined for 72 hours.
· Bathrooms are locked but can be opened by staff upon request. Drinking fountains remain turned off.
· Curbside services for picking up library materials will remain. The hours will now be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Patrons can also make an appointment by calling the branch directly to schedule a pickup time.
· All in-person programs and meeting room use is still suspended at this time.
Prior to the return to regular business hours, all library branch locations were open noon to 6 p.m., six days per week. Sunday service will continue at Barkman and Lamb libraries, 1 to 5 p.m.
About Pueblo City-County Library District
The district currently has seven, stand-alone branch locations: Barkman Library, 1300 Jerry Murphy Road; Tom L. and Anna Marie Giodone Library, 24655 U.S. Hwy 50 East; Greenhorn Valley Library, 4801 Cibola Drive, Colorado City; Lamb Library 2525 S. Pueblo Blvd.; Library at the Y, 3200 Spaulding; Patrick A. Lucero Library, 1315 E. 7th Street; Pueblo West Library, 298 S. Joe Martinez Blvd., Pueblo West and Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.
 
As of Sept. 8, business hours are:
Barkman, Lamb, Pueblo West and Rawlings
9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday
1 to 5 p.m., Sunday at Barkman and Lamb only
 
Giodone, Greenhorn and Lucero
10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday
 
Library at the Y
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to noon Saturday
 
The district also has four satellite locations located in: Avondale Elementary School, 213 Hwy 50 East; Beulah School of Natural Sciences, 8734 School House Lane, Beulah; CSU-Pueblo Library, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo Community College Library, PCC Campus Academic Building, Suite 100.