Bentonville Public Library reopens with limited hours and services

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Bentonville Public Library reopened to the public Tuesday, June 9 with limited hours and services.

During the first phase of reopening, the library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The library is open for transactional services only such as returns, checkouts, and computer use.

Staff and visitors will be required to follow new protocols.

New protocols include:

  • Face masks or coverings will be required for all patrons ages 10 and up to enter, and while inside the facility.
  • Library will regulate entry for capacity limits.
  • Due to the limited capacity, time limits for use of the facility will be imposed to fairly provide the most patrons with equal access to the library. Initially, a 30-minute time limit is planned.
  • Patrons will be required to register outside the front door by showing their library card. Those who do not have a card can provide their name and contact information.  The registration process allows for contact tracing should it be necessary.
  • Certain areas of the library, and some collections, are closed.
  • Children under the age of 10 must be with caregivers at all times.

The drive-thru book drop and the book drop at the Bentonville Community Center will remain closed.

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