SAN DIEGO — All of San Diego’s 36 library branches will re-open by September and overall branch hours across the system will return to pre-pandemic levels by next June, head librarian Misty Jones said Tuesday.
The city more than doubled the number of branches open to the public for in-person services from 12 to 26 on July 6. Jones said the 10 remaining branches are slated to re-open in either mid-September or late September.
Editor’s Note: Good article by Dave, who covers the library. I am a retired librarian from SDPL, working for 15 years there. Maybe some of those benefited positions will be at Central, to help save government documents. See more at my page about the documents’ collections: https://www.facebook.com/groups/savegovdocssdpl
New York City bookworms can rejoice as Gotham’s three public library systems will return to almost full service this month, starting with a bunch of branches reopening Tuesday.
The New York Public Library will open nearly all its outposts on July 6, including the iconic Rose Main Reading Room at its Main Branch on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, lending honchos announced.
“We know how important public libraries are to New Yorkers and to the reawakening and recovery of our great city,” said NYPL President Anthony Marx in a statement Monday. “We, like all New Yorkers, have been eagerly moving toward the moment we can more fully restore a familiar, near pre-pandemic service model throughout the system, and are so excited that —thanks to the vaccination progress — that moment is now.”