After more than a year of Covid related shutdowns, the Ottumwa Public Library is re-opening its doors this tuesday.
According a press release from Library Director Sonja Ferrell, the Ottumwa Public Library will be open fully, without appointments, beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4th. The decision was made as Wapello County’s case numbers have remained low and more people are getting vaccinated.
Similar to the earlier partial returns to service, some safety guidelines will remain in place. Masks will still be required, regardless of vaccination status, and will be provided for those who need one. The library will be open for computer usage, printing, browsing and checking out materials. The meeting room will not be reopened for reservations yet, but the genealogy room will be available for research. There will not be children’s programming inside, but outdoor programs and story times will take place starting in June.
The Library will still offer curbside services, and their normal hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.