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Branch locations of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library reopen

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, Ark- After over a year, the branch locations of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library have officially re-opened.

All eight branches across northeast Arkansas are running on appointment only, as they can only allow so many people inside due to social distancing.

“We’ve had curbside pick up at each of our eight branch locations for a long time now. However, that doesn’t allow somebody to come in and physically look at the books,” says CCJPL public relations manager Brandi Hodges. “So that that means a lot to the people that live in those areas. To be able to come into the library and be able to not just look at a cover online, but to come in and physically hold a book.”

The branches officially opened their doors to the public on Monday, April 12th.

The Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library has branch locations in Caraway, Brookland, Harrisburg, Lepanto, Lake City, Marked Tree, Weiner, and Monette.

While the anchor location in Jonesboro did re-open last year, its eight branches did not.

Each branch will continue to offer curbside service.

Hodges says since the locations are on the small side, they plan to only be open by appointment only for the foreseeable future.

But they're making accommodations to make sure anyone that wants to visit the library can do so.

“It’s steps at a time to get back to normal in the future. Each of those branches is going to be open different hours to most adequately serve the public that lives there,” she says.

If you would like to book an appointment, you can call the library at (870) 935-5133.


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