Black Mountain Library reopens Feb. 11 after possible COVID-19 exposure

Courtesy of Buncombe County
Special to Black Mountain News

Following a possible COVID exposure and temporary closure due to limited staffing resources, the Black Mountain Library will reopen to the public at 50% capacity Feb. 11, according to a press release from Buncombe County.

Current hours are 2-7 p.m. Tuesday; 1-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library is closed Sunday and Monday.

As a reminder, during these hours, the libraries will provide in-person checkout and browsing. As we comply with reduced occupancy limits, we are encouraging brief “grab and go” visits to allow us to serve a larger number of patrons. Computer use is available, and seating will be provided for computer users only. The meeting rooms and study spaces will not be available for public use.

In-person library programs, including Storytime, will not be offered. However, virtual programs will continue to be available.

Per the governor’s mandate, all persons over the age of 5 are required to wear a face covering for the duration of their visit in the library. If you don’t have a face covering, we can provide one for you.