Hastings Memorial Library is open to the public again after nearly a year of dealing with coronavirus restrictions.
Because the library has been mostly operating based on the school’s plans, when schools closed, the library followed. March 16, 2020, the library shut its doors to the public for the first time.
They started their curbside program March 18, where readers were able to call or email requests for books and could pick their order up outside the building.
This impacted the Makerspace program. The program was set to leave Grant April 6, 2020, but the library’s closure cut that short. There was meant to be a showcase where people who participated would be able to show off the projects they had been working on, but that event had to be canceled.
In April, the library started more virtual activities to keep readers, especially young children, engaged and entertained. They…