CRAWFORD COUNTY LIBRARIES TO RESUME IN-LIBRARY SERVICE

Crawford County Federated Library System libraries will begin to resume in-library service as early as mid-August. Libraries in Meadville, Cochranton, Conneaut Lake, Conneautville, Saegertown, and Springboro will reopen their doors on Monday, August 17, 2020. Benson Memorial in Titusville will open for in-library service the following Monday, August 24th after completing renovations. The libraries in Cambridge Springs and Linesville will reopen on Monday, September 14th.

In preparation for a return to in-library service, the nine member libraries are redesigning and reconfiguring  their spaces to enable patrons to safely access library materials and services. The libraries remain dedicated to providing a safe environment for patrons and staff, as a result some services may be limited or discontinued at this time. 

Masks will be required at all locations. Library buildings will be sanitized on a regular basis, and all returned books will be quarantined as a precaution. CCFLS libraries will continue to waive all fines and late fees for the duration of the pandemic. Contactless pickup will still continue at most locations.

Listed below are the hours and services available at each CCFLS Library:

Benson Memorial Library – Opening to the public on Monday, August 24th

Hours: Mon & Wed: 11-7 ; Tues & Thurs 9-5 ; Fridays (reserved for contactless lobby pickup) 9-5 ; Saturday hours to be added later in fall.

All library services available except meeting rooms. Browsing, checkout, digital newspaper reading, copying, printing, faxing are permitted.

Occupancy limited to 20 people in the building at a time. Patrons are asked to limit their browsing to 30 minutes and their computer use to 60 minutes.

Cambridge Springs Public Library – Opening to the public on September 14th.  

Hours: M, W, F Noon-5pm; T, TH 2-7pm; Sat 10am-2pm

All services will be available; no meeting room use.

Cochranton Area Public Library – Opening to the public on Monday, August 17th

Hours: Mon & Wed: 2-7; Tu & Th: 9-5; Fri: 9-3; Sat: 9-4

All library services will be available, however public computer use will be by appointment only.  “No contact” porch  pickup (by appointment) will continue to be offered for those patrons  wishing to use it and as long as weather allows.  The community room will remain closed.

Linesville Community Library – Opening to the public on Monday, September 14th. 

Hours: Monday 9-1, Wednesday 2-6 Friday 9-1. 

All services except in house programming.

Meadville Public Library – Opening to the public on Monday, August 17th

Hours: Mon – Fri 9AM – 6PM and Sat 9AM-1PM

All reading materials are available for checkout. Computers and print services are available. Faxing is available by appointment. All meeting spaces are closed.

Occupancy limited to 25 people in the building at a time. Patrons are asked to limit their browsing to 30 minutes and their computer use to 30 minutes. Curbside service will continue.

Shontz Memorial Library – Opening to the public on  Monday, August 17, 2020

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:15-5:15, by appointment only. 

Tuesday and Thursday: 11:15-4:30, walk in service (limited to 4 patrons at a time).

All reading materials are available for checkout. Computers and printing services are available. Faxing is available by appointment. Occupancy is limited to 4 patrons at a time. Patrons are asked to limit their time in the library to 15 minutes per appointment. Special appointments  are available for high risk patrons and those who require additional assistance. Curbside service will still be available.

Saegertown Area  Library – Opening to the public on  Monday, August 17, 2020

Hours: Monday 10 -5,  Wednesday, Thursday 12 -7, Friday, Saturday 9 -1 

Open  for browsing and checkout of all materials, computer use, and copy/printing/fax. Appointments strongly suggested. Space will be limited to no more than 10 people in the building at one time. Lobby pickup will continue as well.

Springboro Public Library – Opening to the public on Monday, August 17th

Hours: Mon-Thu 12PM-7:30PM, Fri 12PM-4PM, and Sat 9AM-1PM (September Saturdays 9AM-4PM)

All regular services will be available.

Stone Memorial Library – Opening to the public on Monday, August 17th 

Hours: Mondays & Fridays 1pm – 6pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am-6pm; Saturdays 9am-4pm

All library services including faxing, and copying, and  materials browsing will be available. Appointments will be strongly encouraged for computer use. Curbside Pickup Service will continue to be offered.