Chambers County libraries re-open May 4

New Juanita Hargraves Memorial Branch Library in Winnie opens on May 3
New Juanita Hargraves Memorial Branch Library in Winnie opens on May 3

CHAMBERS COUNTY, TEXAS – The Chambers County Library System will be entering the month of May 2021 with a bang as they hold the grand opening of the new Juanita Hargraves Memorial Branch Library on May 3 and reopen all other branch locations at 100 percent beginning May 4.

“This is a great day for Chambers County,” said Chambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia. “The Chambers County Library System is an integral part of our communities and we are excited to open not only a new branch location, but also reopen 100 percent to the public.”

The Juanita Hargraves Memorial Branch Library will host their grand opening ceremony on May 3, 2021 at their new location, beginning at 10 a.m. This building will also house the new WIC and Chambers County Public Health Offices. Members of the community are invited to stop by, say hello and check out the new facility.

All other library system branch locations will reopen to the public at 100 percent on Tuesday, May 4. Beginning that day, all locations will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Staying safe and reducing the spread of COVID19 remains a priority for Chambers County,” said Judge Sylvia, “so all visitors and employees will still be asked to follow health protocols.” These protocols include:

— Required health screenings for both patrons and staff upon entry

— Encouraging the wearing of face coverings

— Requiring social distancing

— The continuing closure of meeting rooms

— Quarantining all returned items for at least one week

Additionally, all programming will continue to be offered only in a virtual setting, except those programs planned for an outdoor setting.

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