The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is reopening its doors on Monday, July 6 giving customers access to services,  but in a limited capacity in order to maintain a safe-guarded environment.

Director Mike Gray said the county-wide library system is working in compliance with county and state directives.  “We continue to gradually and cautiously reopen, said Mike.  We encourage our customers to use the library but not as a leisurely visit, for now, in an effort to keep everyone safe.”

Once entering the building, customers are encouraged to wear a face mask.  Mike said the library will provide face masks to those who would like to wear one in the building but didn’t bring one, while supplies last.  At the checkout desks, floors are marked to keep customers socially distanced at 6 feet apart.

Library users will be required to reserve time at the computers and for no more than one hour.  While reservations for browsing shelves, research, or making copies are recommended but not required.  At this time, toys and play areas for children are closed.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  Study rooms and meeting rooms are also not available to the public.

Programming inside the library is cancelled.  The library has scheduled virtual programming for the Summer Reading Challenge program happening now through July 18 for children, teens, and adults.  Virtual programming is listed and linked to the Summer Reading Challenge page which is located on the front page of the library’s website.

Reopening for the library’s temporary hours are:
Main Library (740.282.9782):   Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Adena Branch (740.546.3782):  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brilliant Branch (740.598.4028):  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dillonvale-Mt. Pleasant  Branch (740.769.2090):  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Schiappa Branch (740.264.6166):  Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tiltonsville Branch (740.859.5163):  Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Toronto Branch (740.537.1262):  Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Curbside service continues to be available by contacting your library branch.  You can also visit online at   www.steubenvillelibrary.org