FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2020
Hannibal Free Public Library will open its doors to the public again on Tuesday,
June 16th, at 10:00 a.m. The last day for Curbside Pickup Service
will be Monday, June 15th. The public can again pick up their holds
and transact other Library business inside the building.
The Library’s Summer Reading Program will continue virtually through July 31st.
“We’re off to a great start with our Summer Reading Program,” Assistant Director
Caitlin Greathouse said. She encouraged participation at https://sites.google.com/view/hfplsummerreading/home
She added, “There is something for all ages.”
Use of the Library’s exterior book drop is still encouraged to return books and
other materials. The exterior book drop is located at the west side of the
building on South Church Street. Because of recommended COVID-19 precautions,
the Library will continue holding returned materials for three days before
checking them in and returning them to circulation.
Overdue notices will be sent next week. “Patrons are encouraged to return
overdue materials.” Library Director Hallie Yundt Silver said. “Since the
Library no longer charges fines for late return of materials, patrons can easily
clear their records. Books and other materials still have a due date and should
be returned on time. Two overdue notices and a bill are sent in the mail.
Patrons are responsible for their borrowed materials and should return them or
pay for lost or damaged materials promptly.”
For more information about the Library, patrons are encouraged to call Hannibal
Free Public Library at 573-221-0222, visit the Library at 200 S. 5th Street,
visit the website at www.hannibal.lib.mo.us, or like the Library on Facebook.
Hallie Yundt Silver, Director
Hannibal Free Public Library
200 South Fifth Street
Hannibal, MO 63401