Local libraries reopen to the public

FAYETTE COUNTY/RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Raleigh and Fayette County libraries re-opened to the public yesterday for the first time in over a month.

Fayette and Raleigh County libraries will be open to the public for limited hours and will limit the amount of visitors inside the buildings. The libraries are implementing a new policy that will required all returned materials to be quarantine for 72 hours. Fayette and Raleigh County Library Directors say they will continue to do curbside services even after reopening.

“Anyone can call us anytime and request items we will go ahead and have them checked out and bagged and when they come they can just knock on the door or call and we will run it out to them in masks and gloves,” said Raleigh County Library Director Amy Stober.

“We putting the books in quarantine for 72 hours. And we are hoping that we can limit that to maybe 48 to 20 hours down the road. We’re listening to what the governor is saying and the CDC about what to do,” said Fayette County Library Director Becky Kellum.

Each location operation hours are subject to change.