McKinley Park Library Reopens With Limited Hours and COVID-19 Safety Measures

Published June 12, 2020

McKinley Park Public Library front 20200611The McKinley Park branch of the Chicago Public Library welcomes patrons with safety measures in-place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The McKinley Park branch of the Chicago Public Library at 1915 W. 35th St., Chicago, has reopened with limited hours and integrated safety practices to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The library is now open 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Children's Librarian & First Assistant Katie Boucher said that although there will be no in-person programming or activities offered, the Summer Learning Challenge is still taking place. Also, digital programs from the library will soon be announced, Boucher said.

Protection from COVID-19

The Chicago Public Library has published extensive information about how the library will operate and accommodate patrons during the pandemic: Its COVID-19 Reopening FAQs touches on safety measures, checkouts and returns, the experience that patrons can expect, and many other details about how the library will operate during the pandemic.

 
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This will include limiting the number of patrons in the library at one time, mandating social distancing requirements, and wearing of masks by all staff and library patrons over 2 years of age. The library will provide disposable masks to patrons who do not have their own.

 
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"The safety and health of our patrons and staff is our priority," Chicago Public Library announced in its FAQ. "Thank you for following guidelines and for your patience and flexibility as we move through this time together."


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