CUYAHOGA FALLS — The public library will reopen on July 22 and will allow quick browsing by patrons ages 18 and older.

When the Cuyahoga Falls Library reopens, there will be 30-minute grab and go services with limited browsing and the first 30 minutes of each day will be reserved for members of the vulnerable population. Masks will be required for entry into the building to ensure patron and staff safety.

Hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m.

While the building has been closed to the public, the staff has worked hard to fulfill holds, operate drive-thru services, circulate materials and prepare the interior for social distancing measures. Plastic glass shields have been installed and high touch items have been removed from circulation. Staff have also rearranged computer and reference spaces to maximize distancing as well as implemented directional guides to maintain traffic flow. Computers will be available by appointment sometime in August.

The library has outlined a phased reopening plan. The plan includes changes to hours and services incrementally to allow for ongoing assessment of safety protocols and adaptation as needed. The plan is currently in Phase Three with virtual programming and drive-thru services, and will transition to Phase Four on July 22. 

The library will continue to update the public as changes are made to the plan. Visit www.cuyahogafallslibrary.org for current hours, service offerings and information. Upcoming virtual programming dates can be found at www.cuyahogafallslibrary.org/calendar.