MONROE, CT — Nina Bartlomiejczyk walked into the breezeway inside Edith Wheeler Memorial Library’s main entrance Tuesday afternoon, and rang a doorbell to gain entry into the building.
Director Lorna Rhyins made sure Bartlomiejczyk was wearing a mask. Then Bartlomiejczyk rubbed her hands together with hand sanitizer, as Rhyins turned on the automatic glass double-doors.
After months of being limited to curbside service and remote programming amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the library opened its doors to the public for walk-in browsing on Oct. 13.
“The library has been adding hours and services incrementally since it first closed its doors in March,” Rhyins said. “Instead of moving ahead with a splash, we are continually finding new ways to make services available safely to our patrons.”
While making these decisions, Rhyins has been working closely with First Selectman…