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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