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Posted on: June 9, 2020

SHREVE MEMORIAL LIBRARY REOPENS MORE BRANCHES JUNE 22

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Update 6/16/20:

Shreve Memorial Library continues to reopen library branches throughout Caddo Parish. Beginning Monday, June 22, all Shreve Memorial Library locations, with the exception of the Main Branch located in downtown Shreveport, will be open to the public.

Shreve Memorial Library branches will open with limited services including curbside delivery, quick browsing and checkouts, computer access, reference and Readers’ Advisory, and printing and faxing services. Browsing and computer use will be limited to 30 minutes only. All visitors to library branches over the age of two must wear a face mask or face covering to enter the library, and patrons age 15 and younger will not be permitted without an adult age 18 or older. Masks are required at all times while in the library, and no eating or drinking is allowed at this time. The amount of people allowed in each branch will vary based on occupancy limits and social distancing guidelines. Meeting and study rooms will remain closed.

Hours of operation for full-time Shreve Memorial Library branches are Monday through Saturday from 10:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. The first hour of each Monday (10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.) is reserved for use by senior citizens over the age of 60. Full-time branches include:

Part-time branches located throughout Caddo Parish will have varying hours of operation and senior hours. They are as follows:

  • Belcher-Wyche Branch409 Charles Street, Belcher
    Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Friday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Seniors’ Hour: Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Blanchard Branch344 Alexander Street, Blanchard
    Tuesday 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Friday 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Seniors’ Hour: Tuesday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Gilliam Branch12797 Main Street, Gilliam
    Monday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Seniors’ Hour: Monday 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Higginbotham-Bryson Branch, 9359 Greenwood Road, Greenwood
    Monday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Seniors’ Hour: Monday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Hosston Branch15478 US Hwy 71, Hosston
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Seniors’ Hour: Monday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Means Branch, 7016 E. Magnolia Lane, Ida
    Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Seniors’ Hour: Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Mooringsport Branch, 603 Latimer Street, Mooringsport
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Seniors’ Hour: Monday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Oil City Branch, 102 Allen Street, Oil City
    Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Seniors’ Hour: Monday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Rodessa Branch10093 Main Street, Rodessa
    Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Seniors’ Hour: Monday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Main Branch, located at 424 Texas Street, will remained closed to the public due to needed maintenance and renovations. “While we are excited to welcome patrons back to our library branches throughout the Parish, the downtown branch sustained water damage several times during the closure and is in need of repair and renovations,” stated John Tuggle, Shreve Memorial Library Executive Director. “We are hopeful that the Library Board of Control will approve going forward with our Capital Improvement Program at its next meeting so that we can begin these repairs. In the meantime, we are working with Liz Swaine and the Downtown Development Authority to identify a temporary branch location to serve the downtown area.”
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SHREVE MEMORIAL LIBRARY BRANCHES REOPEN JUNE 10

Shreve Memorial Library will open the doors to seven of its branches tomorrow, June 10. The Broadmoor, Cedar Grove-Line Avenue, Hamilton/South Caddo, North Caddo, North Shreveport, Wallette, and West Shreveport branches will open to the public Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.

“Our shipment of sneeze guards for our service desks arrived today and have been installed at these seven branches,” stated John Tuggle, Executive Director. “We are excited to once again welcome patrons back to our libraries.”

Beginning, Wednesday, June 10, the following Shreve Memorial Library branches will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., with the first hour of each Monday (10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.) reserved for use by senior citizens over the age of 60.

Each branch will be open with limited use. Branches will offer curbside delivery, quick browsing and checkouts, computer access, reference and Readers’ Advisory, and printing and faxing services. Browsing and computer use will be limited to 30 minutes only. All visitors to the branch must wear a face mask or face covering to enter the library, and patrons age 15 and younger will not be permitted without an adult age 18 or older. The amount of people allowed in each branch will vary based on occupancy limits and social distancing guidelines. Meeting and study rooms will remain closed.

Patrons may return items via library book drops or place items in quarantine bins at each of the locations listed above. All returned items will be quarantined for four days before being checked in.

Curbside pickup service, as well as call-in reference help and Readers’ Advisory, will continue at the Atkins, Belcher-Wyche, Blanchard, David Raines, Gilliam, Higginbotham-Bryson, Hollywood/Union Avenue, Hosston, Means, Mooretown, Mooringsport, and Rodessa branches. Patrons may place holds and reserve items for pickup online by visiting www.shreve-lib.org/catalog.

“Our staff has been working diligently to bring back library services our patrons are accustomed to,” added Tuggle. “We will continue to follow recommendations of government and health officials to provide needed services as safely as possible. We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding.”

Reopening Graphic 6-10-20

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