Public Library will reopen to the public on Monday, August 24.
follows an emergency deep cleaning Monday, Aug. 17 and subsequent closure of
all buildings this week after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.
The positive tests affected only the Thomas Branch, and the closure was done
out of an abundance of caution, Library Director Lisa Stamm said.
and took the week to hit pause and assess the situation, just as every
organization and business must do in these new times. We feel optimistic
about reopening for quick visits starting Monday, and look forward to
beginning our outdoor programs the first week of September,” Stamm said this
Both WPL branches,
the Baugher Center, and the Westchester Township History Museum will reopen
Monday. In-person outdoor programs that had been slated to start this week
are tentatively scheduled to resume the week of Aug. 31. Patrons remain
required to wear a mask at all WPL locations and limit their visits to under
encouraged to keep up with the latest Library updates on WPL’s Facebook or
Twitter pages, or at wpl.lib.in.us.