Library officials loosen Covid restrictions at temp location

Some COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted at the temporary location of the public library in Alpena.

As of Monday, the Bear Pointe Plaza location opened for browsing, material check-out, and public computer use.

In addition, appointments to enter the building are no longer needed, and copying and printing services are once again available for a fee. Patrons must still wear masks and maintain social distancing. Minors under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Curbside pickup is still available.

The temporary location is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A maximum of five people will be allowed in the building at one time. Computers can be used for a maximum of 2 hours per day per person and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The approximate $3.7 million renovation to the library building in downtown could be completed as early as mid-September.