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Local libraries reopen


The Dalton branch of the Wayne County Public Library and all library buildings have reopened beginning today.

Service is “grab and go,” with one-hour maximum, according to WCPL’s Facebook page. Masks are required.

“The Dalton Staff is eager to see our patrons browsing again during the “grab and go” service,” Dalton Branch Manager Teresa Jager said in an email. “If patrons would still prefer curbside pickups, we are more than happy to help with that service. Unfortunately to keep everyone safe during the “grab and go” service, the children’s toys in all locations will not be available.”

Branches at Dalton, Creston, Doylestown, Rittman and Shreve are open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, according to a WCPL news release. The Main Library at Wooster is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Wooster’s drive-thru window service is available 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The West Salem Branch hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Since Nov. 24, all library buildings had been closed to patrons in response to the Public Health Advisory issued by the Wayne County Health Department, which encouraged residents to stay home except for essential needs. The library continued to make items available for pick up through curbside appointments or by using the drive-up widow at the Main Library in Wooster. The Bookmobile continued its regular schedule.

More information is available at or by calling local WCPL locations. Curbside service is still available by appointment at all locations. Service is “grab and go” at this time, and patrons are welcome for short visits to pick out books, movies, music and more. Masks are required. In addition to the library service, WCPL offers virtual story times, crafting, book discussions and other enjoyable programs for all, as well as a large selection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming movies and music. Many programs are available on the YouTube channel, Check out the Library’s website at for more information about locations, services and programs.

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