Knox County Public Library to reopen eight locations

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knox County Public Library announced it will open eight of its 19 locations on Friday, May 29 as a part of the Phase Two Reopening Plan.

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The eight locations will resume on their regular schedules.

The libraries selected to reopen will provide access for residents in all areas of the county.

During the closure 25 employees remained active. When the libraries reopen 102 employees will return to work with 67 remaining on furlough.

Library staff said each library has been fully sanitized and equipped with plexiglass sneeze shields at service counters. Available seating will be arranged to adhere to physical distancing guidelines.

No public computers will be available, however, every location is equipped with WIFI. The Library will isolate all returned materials for 48 hours to ensure the safe handling of books, CDs, DVDs and other materials. Storytimes, other programs and meeting room use will be suspended until further notice.

Library locations to reopen include:

Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Avenue
Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway
Carter Branch Library, 9036 Asheville Highway
Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive
Farragut Branch Library, 417 Campbell Station Road
Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road
Powell Branch Library, 330 W. Emory Road
Howard Pinkston Branch Library, 4500 Chapman Highway

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