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Precautions added to Ross Library book sale

LOCK HAVEN — In light of the increase in COVID-19 cases in Lock Haven, and the city government closures, Annie Halenbake Ross Library will be instituting additional precautions at its annual book sale scheduled for Sept. 16-19.

Proper face coverings will be necessary on the patio where the sale is being held. Social distancing will be enforced, in addition to a cap on the number of patrons allowed to browse at once. The register will be located outside to prevent crowding instead of in the lobby, as in previous years. Hand sanitizer will be available at the register and in other locations on the patio. Patrons are asked to follow all directional arrows. Books will have been quarantined before being placed outside for the sale and volunteers will be provided with PPE.

Executive Director Tammy Garrison said, “we ask for patience from the public as we work to keep patrons, volunteers and staff safe. We are doing our best to mitigate COVID-19 risks and to create the best possible book sale experience for everyone involved.”

Ross Library would like to thank the many people who donated books for this year’s sale and the volunteers who help make it successful every year. They believe that these precautions will create a safe environment for all involved.

The sale will feature books in most genres, DVDs, audio books, records and more. Prices range from 25 cents to $1 for most materials, with some specially selected items individually priced. Hours are as follows: Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 16 and 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday is $5 bag/box day. Ross Library hopes to see you at the sale!

Annie Halenbake Ross Library is a United Way partner agency and a PA Forward Gold Star Library.

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