Shelton's Huntington Branch Library to reopen

After more than a year of being shut down, Huntington Branch Library will once again be able to welcome visitors beginning June 1, 2021.

After more than a year of being shut down, Huntington Branch Library will once again be able to welcome visitors beginning June 1, 2021.

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SHELTON — After more than a year of being shut down, Huntington Branch Library will once again be able to welcome visitors beginning June 1.

Library hours and services will not immediately revert to those before the pandemic, but branch Director Marcia Austin said the branch would be closely following Plumb Memorial Library’s current operating plan.

“We have truly missed our staff and patrons,” Austin said, “and thank everyone for their patience.”

Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Austin said the branch’s outside return bins will remain open 24/7 — that remains the only way materials can be returned. Masks are required for those who are 3 years and older, and visits are limited to one hour.

“This will be strictly enforced for anyone using our public computers or seating areas because at this time we have cut back on the number of these available to maintain social distancing,” Austin said.

Curbside pickup will not be offered at the Huntington branch but will continue to be available at Plumb from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

For more information, visit https://sheltonlibrarysystem.org/. After June 1, phone contact will be available at 203-926-0111.

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