Inslee’s new reopening plan closes in-person library services


The Point Roberts Library building is closed to the public until the region reaches Phase 2 of governor Jay Inslee’s new “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” plan, Point Roberts Library branch manager Kris Lomedico told the All Point Bulletin in an email.

As of Saturday, January 23, the library will be closed to in-person services. The express room will still be open for picking up holds, and there will be a select amount of movies and books available for checkout, Lomedico said in the email. All Whatcom County Library System branches are closed to further reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission, according to their website.

Under the governor’s plan, the north region, which consists of Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Island counties, will have to meet four hospitalization and case data targets.

Staff will continue to be available to answer questions via phone at 360/945-6545, Lomedico said. Holds may be picked up using the library express.

“Thank you for your understanding as we navigate these constantly changing times,” Lomedico said in the interview.

Curbside pick-up is also available during working hours, Tuesday 1-7 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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