The Jefferson County Library will expand the open hours for its three branch libraries starting Monday, June 14. The Arnold, Northwest and Windsor Branch Libraries, located in Arnold, High Ridge and Barnhart, will be open for the public to come inside the library from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The library will continue to provide curbside service for those who are not yet comfortable with coming into the buildings during open hours up to fifteen minutes before closing.
Director Benningfield stated that the library would not be able to provide inside programs, or allow local organizations to use library meeting rooms for the immediate future. “We are still using our meeting rooms to store furniture and equipment and some items that can’t be easily sanitized, so we can’t accept reservations for the time being.”
“We will have a summer reading program for children and teens this summer starting on June 1st,” Benningfield promised, “but our activity programs will have to be held outdoors or virtually. We are also planning to celebrate the Missouri Bicentennial with various off-site and outdoor events and virtual programs.”
Many of the items from “Library of Things” collection will also now be made available for checkout such as cake pans, telescopes, digital film converters, fishing poles, select health kits, and more. Please contact your local branch or check the library catalog to confirm availability.