Elkland Area Community Library opened the doors on June 22 to allow library users to finally re-enter the building to have direct access to library materials. Although the practice inside the building is set up for COVID-19 safety requirements, those visiting the library didn’t seem to mind. One avid reader and loyal patron was thrilled to be back in the library. Sara expressed, “This is the best ever!”

She utilized the curbside service for herself and family on a weekly basis; she shared that being back inside makes it much easier to select items. Sara’s son agreed.

The library will continue to offer curbside service for preferred patrons. The library will be opened Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mask, hand washing or sanitizing and limited handling of materials is encouraged. Social distancing is required. The EACL staff is excited to see patrons of all ages return to the library. The Elkland High School class of 1960 has given two books in memory of Judith (Button) Flynn. The books are The House of Kennedy by James Patterson and The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian.