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Patrons taking advantage of online services at Hearst Public Library

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It’s been about a month since the Hearst Public Library opened its doors to those looking for a good book to read or to use other services that are provided. COVID-19 restrictions were put into place including restricting the number of people being allowed inside and placing a time limit on their visits. Director of Library Services Francine D’Aigle praised the patrons who have been receptive to the changes and utilizing their online catalogue.

“Their trying it out and seeing that it’s really not that complicated,” D’Aigle said. “It saves a lot of staff time when people do those things themselves and it’s the way forward from now on is people having to do their own searches, their own holds and renewals online.”

D’Aigle says they won’t be offering any of their regular programs at the moment, but are looking at two major times of the year to do something fun for families.

“Halloween in October so we are preparing some grab bags for kids that they can just come and pick up and do a craft right at home with instructions right on the bag,” she said. “We will probably do the same for a Christmas craft activity.”

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