BML is Re-Opening!



Breeden Memorial Library will open to the public on Monday, May 11 at 11 am. To continue to reduce risk of the spread of the covid-19 virus, the following rules will be set in place for at least the first 30 days:

  • Open hours will be reduced to 11am-5pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday to allow for library cleaning and sanitizing
  • No one with a cough, cold, or fever will be allowed in the library
  • Number of patrons in building at one time limited to 10
  • Social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained
  • A hand sanitizer station will be placed at the front of the library and patrons will be required to use it before going further into building
  • Patrons are encouraged to wear masks
  • 1 patron at a time will be allowed into the book room to browse.
  • Patrons will be required to ‘get and go’ rather than lingering in the building
  • Only 2 computers will be in use at a time
  • Computer time limited to 1 hour with use limited to business, school, research, etc (no social media or games)
  • Laptops and other devices to be used in courtyard only
  • Children’s Center will be closed until June 8. Librarian will retrieve picture books for you if you want to check them out
  • The dropbox will remain closed. Items are to be returned on a cart inside the building
  • Fines will continue to be waived while dropbox is closed
  • Patrons will scan their own checkouts at front desk
  • Seniors only from 11am-12pm; families encouraged to come between 2 and 5 pm to help reduce number of patrons
  • Copies and faxes will be allowed

The BML staff looks forward to seeing patrons again and helping the community adjust to our new normal.