The Examiner 19 Dec, 2020 13:00 am

Mid-Continent Public Library

Mid-Continent branches will be open for curbside and drive-through service only 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday,

23, after numerous branches closed due to staff members testing positive.In a release, the library said the shorter, alternating shifts for staff members will help mitigate exposure and hopefully lessen the risk for full closures.Starting Wednesday, all Mid-Continent Public Library branches will alter their hours for curbside and drive-through service due to staffing challenges caused by the pandemic.Until further notice, library branches will be open for those services only 11 a.

MCPL Director Steve Potter said he hopes the hours will give the right balance of health and safety and customer service.“We know this schedule is certainly not ideal, but we also know that closing our branches due to outbreaks is even more inconvenient for our customers,” Potter said in a release.

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