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  • Cydney Thompson, Northeast Arkansas News

Brookland public library is open for pickup service

BROOKLAND, AR- After a lot of hard work and a challenging year for everyone, the Brookland public library is open for pickup service.

The Brookland branch was set to open before the summer this year but the pandemic slowed the process down but can now help two day a week.

“As far as that goes, we were delayed by COVID. We had to shut down, which delayed getting everything installed in here, we still haven’t gotten it a 100% installed but we’re getting close,” Branch Manager, Brookland Public library, John Heath said.

Monday and Wednesday from 10 AM to 3 PM the library will provide pick up service for books and other items you can put on hold through the public library.

They plan to open the full library next summer, COVID permitting.

So far, they have had a few regulars come by to pick up books.

“Very, very smoothly, and we like being able to be open here so everybody can be able to take advantage of all the books we got. Not only here but in the rest of our collection too. They can actually reserve if they go online, you can reserve any book in the Craighead County Jonesboro system,” Heath said.

The other library branches are closed to the public for in-person browsing but can reserve books at those locations also.

Heath says when the library opens fully, he’s excited to meet the people of Brookland and find out how they can be of help.

“We’re going to have some seating in the teens and kids’ area and some computers for them too. It’ll be great when we can have the whole community in here and I can finally get to meet a lot of people around here and figure out what they expect of the library so I can help us have that,” Heath said.

To put items on hold you can go to the library’s website at


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