Curbside service is being expanded to library branches in Bothwell, Thamesville and Wheatley, the Chatham-Kent Public Library.
Curbside service appointments in Thamesville begins on Sept. 2 with appointments available from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Appointments can also be made for Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Curbside service in Wheatley will begin Wednesday, Sept. 9 with appointments being available every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Bothwell library will start offering curbside service on Thursday, Sept. 10 with appointments being available every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Patrons have picked up more than 36,000 items since curbside service was launched in Chatham on June 16, said the public library.
Curbside pick up is available outside the branch by appointment only. Patrons who have holds ready for pickup, can visit search.ckpl.ca and search for “Curbside Service” to make an appointment.
Library book drops are now open at all 11 branches for library returns. The public library is putting all returned items into quarantine for 72 hours. The public library is also not charging fines while branches are closed.
“The health and safety of the library team and the public is important to us, so precautions are in practice to keep everyone safe,” said the public library. “If you are unwell, CKPL asks that you cancel your appointment and keep library materials at home for a two-week period.”