The Dryden Public Library is planning to reopen on Wednesday, August 5, with a  number of social distancing and hygiene protocols to keep the community as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the initial reopening, the Library will have a maximum capacity of 10 people. Patrons are asked to maintain physical distancing during their visit, and two public computers will be available by appointment.

The Library will be operating on limited hours during this time:

- Tuesdays – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Wednesdays – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Thursdays – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Families participating in the Summer Reading Program are asked to make an appointment to visit the Library on Mondays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to access the children’s section. Interested families are asked to contact the Library at 223-1475 for more information.

The Library will continue to offer the Curbside Pick-up program during this stage of reopening; however, pickups will move to the side entrance on Princess St. to minimize congestion.

“The staff and Board of the Dryden Public Library would like to thank all our patrons for their ongoing support and patience during this time. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Library,” wrote CEO and Chief Librarian Dayna DeBenedet, in a prepared statement.

Any residents with questions about the Library’s reopening plans are asked to contact them at 223-1475.