Half of Lambton library workforce returning for curbside pickup service

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About half of the Lambton County Library workforce will soon be returning with contactless curbside pickup scheduled to begin June 8.

Cultural Services General Manager Andrew Meyer said provincial restrictions that closed all locations March 17 have been lifted slightly to allow modified operations.

“It’s a new service for Lambton County libraries, we have not offered that in the past, but it does allow for a gradual reactivation of our workforce and also to continue to provide that service to the public,” said Meyer.

He said curbside pickup will be offered at 13 of their 25 locations.

“Residents can call and have assistance with selecting materials of interest. They can also place holds online through our library website at lclibrary.ca”

In preparation, Meyer said their asking patrons to return borrowed material to their local library’s dropbox now.

“Specific guidelines have been developed by the province to support the returns of materials, the cleaning of materials and proper quarantine time.”

Meyer said staff are being partially recalled June 1 and they expect to start offering the service June 8.

He said information on the specific locations and hours they’ll be open will be announced by the end of the month.