- March 17, 2023
by: Julie Murphy
Public Information Officer, Flagler County
Flagler County will reopen its libraries in Bunnell and Palm Coast on Monday, May 11, following the state’s Phase 1 guidelines with the addition of making cloth face coverings mandatory.
The main Palm Coast library will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Bunnell Branch will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday only.
“We are very excited to be able to reopen the library to our patrons with some limitations,” said Library Director Holly Albanese. “Everyone entering will be required to have a temperature check and wear facemasks. Use of hand sanitizer is strongly encouraged.”
Library capacity is as follows:
Maximum building capacity of Palm Coast is 500 at 25% = 125
Total allowed in Palm Coast during Phase 1 = 125 – 30 = 95
Maximum building capacity of Bunnell is 50 @ 25% = 12
Due to the requirement of 25% capacity, all activity and seating internally (use of wireless, browsing for materials, photocopying, studying, etc.) will be strictly limited to no more than two hours per day.
“We encourage patrons to quickly find what they need and enjoy their books or other items from the comfort of their own home,” Albanese said.
Services include the following:
Information about materials:
“However, we cannot be responsible for a patron that looks at an item and places it back in its spot on the shelf,” Albanese said. “Please browse safely with your eyes and not with your hands.”