SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library will reopen to the public July 6, with capacity restricted to 50 persons at any given time and face masks required for anyone over the age of two. Library hours will be Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and closed Sundays.
Sunday hours will resume after Labor Day.
In addition to the capacity limitations and face covering requirement, the Library will not allow computer use, chairs have been temporarily removed, and quiet study rooms cannot be reserved. Patrons are asked to limit the amount of time spent at the Library, limiting browsing time to allow patrons who may be waiting to enter the building due to capacity restrictions.
Bathrooms will also not be available, as they also present a public health concern related to sanitizing. The Library will have hand sanitizer readily available for patrons to use upon entering the building.
“We are delighted that we are finally able to open our doors to our patrons and make the Library readily accessible to those who wish to borrow books, DVDs, and other library materials,” said Susan Permahos, Director of the Summit Free Public Library, “While we regret that we cannot allow our patrons to use our personal computers, and need to restrict other activities, including requesting that patrons try to limit the amount of time spent in the building, we are thankful that we can make many of the materials our patrons have come to rely on available once again.”
The Summit Free Public Library is located at 75 Maple Street.