Richland residents have probably already noticed that the library (again) has had to close their lobby and inside services. As a person who grew up in Richland from age 3, I remember many a summer where if I wasn't outside playing, I was inside with my nose in a book, a lot of time spend reading there. Now, it has to be done at home.

Due to Gov. Inslee's Healthy Washington plan, everyone gets put back to Phase One, and after being open for a while, Richland (and other) libraries will have to resume curbside.

According to the Richland Library officials:

"Due to the Governor’s new guidelines, Richland facilities remain closed to the public. In addition, effective January 18, 2021, this also means the Richland Public Library will once again be closed to the public but will continue curbside service. The library had reopened to the public with limitations on Monday, October 26th.

We are disappointed Governor Inslee’s new guidelines will again temporarily close our library to our citizens. We will continue to remain diligent about cleaning protocol and are committed to providing curbside and online/digital services to the Richland Community,” states City Manager, Cindy Reents. “Due to our diligence, no staff or library users were reported to have been exposed to or contract the virus while open.”

For more information about the curbside service and others from the Richland Library, click on the button below.

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