To the curbside, and beyond

The Iola Public Library has reopened, but with a few safeguards. The interior remains closed, but patrons can check out books at the curbside.


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May 7, 2020 - 10:11 AM

Trey Kress places books in the trunk of a vehicle outside the Iola Public Library as part of the new curbside delivery program. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

Like many institutions and businesses, libraries have had to make significant changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not deemed “essential,” many libraries shut down, or at least closed their doors to the public.

However, now that Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive “stay-at-home” order has been lifted, libraries are one of the entities allowed to reopen, though with noteworthy adjustments, and the Iola Library is no exception.

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