Pasadena Libraries Will Begin Reopening April 15


PASADENA (CNS) - The Pasadena Public Library will reopen three of its branches for in-person express service beginning April 15, library officials said today.

The Central Library will reopen April 15 with limited hours, while the Hastings and La Pintoresca branches will reopen on April 20, also with limited hours.

Libraries have been cleared to safely reopen with reduced attendance now that Pasadena is in the orange tier of the state's four-tier system for monitoring the coronavirus. The libraries will continue to require face coverings, and guests will have to maintain six feet of physical distance from other people.

Officials also said library staff are working diligently to ensure that all protocols for public health and safety, cleanliness and physical distancing are in place.

The Central Library, Hastings and La Pintoresca branches will offer limited one-hour express service in addition to curbside and phone/chat services. Patrons will be able to browse the collections, check out materials, reserve and use public computers, and access Wi-Fi as well as printing and copying services.

No seating will be available except for ADA seating and computer use.

Express service hours are as follows:

-- Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. In-person service from 3-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 1-5 p.m. Saturday; Phone/chat service from 9-10 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, and phone service only from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; Curbside service from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 2-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 1-5 p.m. Friday and Sunday.

-- Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. In-person service from 4-7 p.m. Monday, and 2-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; Curbside service from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

-- La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. In-person service from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; Curbside service from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Patrons may reserve library materials for curbside pickup atwww.pasadenapubliclibrary.net using their Pasadena Public Library card number. Location hours are available at www.cityofpasadena.net/library/branches/ or by calling 626-744-4066.

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