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Library open again

By Michael Butler

With the new "safer at home" status now in place here in Alabama, certain things are reopening. Include the Tallassee Community Library on this list but with restrictions.

The library opened back up to the public on Friday of last week afer the state's "stay at home" order was lifted.

"We still have some computers shut down so people are apart six feet or more," library board chairman Bob Reed said. "There will only be ten patrons allowed in the library at one time. That does not count small children who are with a mother or father."

Tallassee Community Library has been closed since early April.

"I want to thank the mayor and the council," Reed added. "They not only found the money to fix the library. There were many things wrong with the building but also made it available to us. During the time that we were closed, the library had a good facelift to the tune of some $30,000. I'm really excited about that. The childrens' room is open. We'll have the summer reading program. All is looking up."

The Community Library at 99 Gilmer Avenue in East Tallassee is open at 9 a.m. Monday - Saturday. It closes at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, at 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The Summer Reading Program will return but events with crowds are off the table