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Local Libraries Expand In-Person Services

Wellington County

On Friday, as Ontario entered Step 3 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen,
the Wellington County Library expanded capacity limits for in-person services. The Wellington
County Museum and Archives (WCMA) will re-open to the public on Friday, July 23.

Library patrons are welcome to drop-in to use study spaces and browse the physical collection.
Branch capacity will be limited to permit physical distancing of two metres at all times. All
library branches will continue curbside pick-up service. Patrons are asked to contact their local
branch to make appointments for computer and printer access.

“With expanded capacity limits, we are able to welcome more patrons back to our libraries,”
said Rebecca Hine, Chief Librarian. “Our curbside pick-up service has been very successful and
will continue throughout the summer for patrons who prefer to use the service.”

On July 23, the Museum will resume its regular operating hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm from
Monday to Friday, and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on weekends. The public can call 519.846.0916 to
make an appointment to visit the Archives or drop off donations.

The WCMA is hosting outdoor summer programmes and events throughout July and August. A
Summer Concert Series will be held every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm until August 12. Canada
at War Day is on July 24, exploring Canada’s military history with live re-enactments of major
military events. Families and children are invited to attend the Mad Science Show on July 21,
and the Wild Ontario Show on July 28. In addition to outdoor events, a new exhibit titled
Animal Gibberish opens July Friday 23. This fun and interactive exhibit uses digital technology
and games to learn how animals communicate with one another.

“We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces back on our grounds and inside our
buildings,” said Jana Burns, Wellington Place Administrator. “We have fantastic summer
programmes and events lined up for residents and visitors of Wellington County to enjoy.”

To learn more about the WCMA’s events, programmes and re-opening details, visit
www.wellington.ca/musuem. More information regarding the Library’s in-person services is
available at www.wellington.ca/library.

All visitors must complete an active screening form upon entry and adhere to all public health
measures while inside County buildings.