After shutting down last January when roof leaks appeared in the Pearson Plaza site, the Elliot Lake Public Library Board has announced a staged re-opening of the library following repairs.
Monday afternoon, Greg Lawrence, chair of the Elliot Lake Public Library Board; and Chief Librarian Pat McGurk issued a joint statement that read, "Repairs to the roof have been completed and the city has reviewed and approved final engineering reports and has granted an occupancy permit, effective today."
"The Library can now begin a phased re-opening. In consideration of staff and the public’s safety and in accordance with guidelines from the Algoma Public Health Unit we will begin reopening with Curbside Pickup.
"Contactless Curbside Pickup is a way for customers to pick up their library materials while following the recommended physical distancing and safety measures. Customers can place items on hold through our online catalogue on our website or by telephone.
"When your holds are ready, you will receive an email or telephone confirmation to schedule a pickup appointment. Selected items will be put in a bag and placed on a table outside the Library’s main doors.
"The Elliot Lake Public Library will continue to evaluate the situation and share more information as further developments become available."
The statement concluded, "We all look forward to safely welcoming the residents of Elliot Lake back to the Library. We will keep everyone updated as plans evolve."
For more information, please contact Pat McGurk at 705-848-2287 ext. 2116.