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Washington library opens for computer appointments

The Washington Public Library will be opening for computer appointments starting Tuesday. (Submitted photo)
The Washington Public Library will be opening for computer appointments starting Tuesday. (Submitted photo)

The Washington public library is reopening for computer appointments Tuesday and Thursday.

While continuing curbside book service, the library will open for computer use and browsing discontinued books by appointment.

For high risk individuals appointments can be made between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and for everyone else, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Each appointment will be an hour for computer use and 30 minutes for copying, faxing and discontinued book browsing. Capacity will be limited to four people using computers and four for the other services.

Those interested can make reservations by calling the library at 319-653-2726 or emailing reference@washington.lib.ia.us.

In addition to adding appointments, the library has expanded the number of books kids can check out to 10 per library card.

The phased reopening was synchronized with all Washington County libraries with hopes to reopen July 20, said Bryna Walker, library director.

Library staff has taken steps to create social distance and will wear masks, Walker said. Those who have appointments are asked to wear a mask.