Reading Public Library will open for in-person service beginning on Monday, July 6 with limited hours of operation as follows:
Main Branch, 100 S. 5th Street:
10 am to 4 pm – Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
12 to 6 pm – Tuesdays
Southeast Branch, 1426 Perkiomen Ave.
10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 5 pm – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
12 to 3 pm and 4 to 7 pm – Mondays
Northwest Branch, 901 Schuylkill Ave.
10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 5 pm – Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
12 to 3 pm and 4 to 7 pm – Tuesdays
Northeast Branch, 1348 N. 11th Street
10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 5 pm – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
12 to 3 pm and 4 to 7 pm – Wednesdays
Adhering to the guidelines of the City of Reading and PA Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the following standards of safety will be in place:
Mandatory mask wearing
Social distancing of at least 6’
Children’s Library play areas closed
Occupancy limited to 50%
In order to serve as many people as possible, visits will be restricted to one hour per day.
While the library is excited to welcome back patrons, they have issued the following plea to the public:
If you or someone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms or has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please do not come to Reading Public Library. You could shut us down again for 2 weeks.
The “order ahead-lobby pick up” and “Personal Librarian” services will remain in operation. Hours may vary slightly from in-person service. Information on these programs and updates to hours of operation will be are available at readingpubliclibrary.org.