SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- All Springfield public libraries are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday on a reduced summer schedule with the exception of the city's Central Library.
The library located on State Street will remain closed through September 7th due to a lack of air conditioning in the building.
“After conferring with Commissioner Caulton-Harris and PBRM Director Patrick Sullivan we are confident that with new COVID-19 cases continuing to drop and vaccination rates increasing along with the improvements and public health and safety measures implemented at our public libraries and senior centers we can now begin to reopen these facilities,” Sarno said in a statement.
Library branch hours will be as follows:
East Forest Park
Monday : 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday : 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday : 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday : 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday : 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday : 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
*Brightwood will remain closed on Saturdays
Meanwhile, the Library Express at Pine Point will be open Monday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. It will be closed Tuesday and Thursday.
Curbside pickup services will also continue at all locations.