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Brooke libraries reopening

with some special conditions

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch have entered the next phase of their reopening plan.

Plans call for patrons to be allowed to browse shelves provided they wear masks and use gloves or hand sanitizer.

Gov. Jim Justice has ordered that everyone wear masks when indoors at public or private places other than their homes when social distancing can’t be maintained. Exceptions are children under 9 and those who have trouble breathing or can’t remove masks without assistance.

Patrons may still order items for pickup by calling (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-9860 or visiting http://nwvlc.clark.lib.wv.us.

Many of the library’s programs, including those in the ongoing summer reading program, will continue to be offered online. To access them, visit https://bcplvirtual.weebly.com.

Access to the library’s computers will be limited to ensure safe distancing, and gatherings booked for the libraries’ meeting rooms will be limited to 11 people.

Staff traveling to hot spot areas for vacations will be required to wear masks for two full weeks following their return and must be tested after five days.

The Wellsburg location will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Follansbee branch will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The libraries also will be offering grab-and-go activity bags, including hieroglyphic door hangers that involve some decoding, unicorn dreamcatchers and a notebook with ideas for unlocking one’s creativity. They may be obtained at either location by calling (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860.

Saddle club show on Sunday

RICHMOND — The Steubenville Saddle Club at 8675 state Route 152 N., Richmond, will hold the second of its three judged pleasure and contesting shows of the 2020 season on Sunday. The rain-or-shine event begins at 9 a.m. with halter/showmanship classes. Contest classes do not begin before 3 p.m.

Admission is free to the shows, and they are open to the public. For Sunday’s show, the eat-in dining room will be closed.

There will be walk-up window service only with social distancing in place.


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