Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library in Sallisaw and the Muldrow Public Library are open for curbside service until Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt relaxes safety measures regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, a library official said Monday.
Bethia Owens, the Sequoyah County branch manager of the Eastern Oklahoma Library System, said she and her staff are working hard to help customers by allowing them to call in their book requests and having them come and pick up their selections.
“We don’t like it this way,” she said, adding that she would much rather be welcoming people inside the library, but the curbside option allows the staff to interact with patrons when they bring their book selections out to their cars. “We would much rather be open” for library customers, Owens said.
Owens said that with the pandemic and the current construction project at the Sallisaw library, people haven’t been allowed inside in quite some time, but she said she thinks customers will be pleased with the newly updated facility.
Owens said Sallisaw residents can call (918) 775-4481 to order their books. When they arrive at the library customers are asked to call that number again and then a library staff member will bring your books to you.
To order curbside service at the Muldrow Public Library, call (918) 427-6703.
Owens also pointed out that there are also online programs that will be available at both libraries.
In Sallisaw, the library is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Muldrow’s hours are 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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