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Bethel Library Reopens To Patrons With Appointments

Mar 2, 2021

Patrons can now call the Bethel library to make an appointment for their study room, general browsing, or computer station.
Credit Charles Enoch/KYUK

If you ran out of books to read during this pandemic, fear not. The Kuskokwim Consortium Library in Bethel reopens on Tuesday, Mar. 2 for browsing by appointment.

  

Patrons can now call the library to make an appointment for their study room, general browsing, or computer station. Library Director Theresa Quiner said that they’ll be enforcing the use of masks, and will limit the number of people in the library to 10 at a time. Quiner also said that they plan to have drop-in office hours with their in-house tutor after KuC's spring break.

 

Unlike the fitness center, the library will be open to anyone, regardless of vaccination status. But Quiner also said that as of Mar. 1, her whole staff is fully vaccinated and is past the two-week waiting period. 

 

The library has been closed since October 2020, though it has had curbside pickup throughout the pandemic. The plan is to keep curbside pickup going. A representative from the library said that they may even make it permanent.