Reopening of Selected Community Libraries

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Premier Jason Kenney has recently announced that Alberta will be entering Stage 2 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy starting June 12. Libraries are listed in Stage 2, and the Calgary Public Library has developed a reopening approach.

Right at the moment, to ensure the health and safety of library visitors, staff and volunteers, the Library is still finalizing plans around reopening, therefore they will not be opening locations on June 12.

These three community libraries will reopen starting Tuesday, June 23:

  • Forest Lawn: 4807 8 Ave SE
  • Crowfoot: 8665 Nose Hill Dr NW
  • Fish Creek: 11161 Bonaventure Dr SE

The following reopening measures will be in place at these three locations:

  • metered access
  • limited hours and capacity
  • hand sanitizing stations
  • physical distancing

If it’s tested out to be successful, the Library will continue to reopen more locations weekly until all locations are open. Regular updates on which locations are open and what services are available can be founded: https://calgarylibrary.ca/about-the-library/path-to-reopening/

Word of the Day:

  • Capacity: in this article, “capacity” is the maximum amount that something can contain.

  • When we say the library will open with “limited capacity”, it means only a certain number of visitors, say, 20 visitors, are allowed inside the library. If there are already 20 visitors inside, library staff may ask other visitors to wait outside first before entering.