2 Arlington Co. libraries reopen after pandemic-long closure

The Cherrydale and Glencarlyn libraries in Arlington County, Virginia, will reopen on Sept. 7 after shutting their doors for more than 16 months.

The Arlington Public Library system will expand its access to seven libraries — Aurora Hills, Cherrydale, Central, Columbia Pike, Glencarlyn, Shirlington and Westover Libraries — after filling staff vacancies that limited access to the county’s libraries.

Arlington Public Library Director Diane Kresh said these reopenings follow steady progress after a hiring freeze sparked by COVID-19.

“We believe we are turning the corner and look forward to seeing more of our patrons,” Kresh said.

All public libraries are set to open for the following hours:

  • Monday/Tuesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday/Thursday: 12-7 p.m.
  • Friday/Saturday: 12-5 p.m.

You can visit the Center for Local History at Central Library by appointment and, starting Sept. 13, watch indoor storytime programs at the Cherrydale and Glencarlyn libraries.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated to include the date of reopening.

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