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San Francisco Announces Full Library Service is On the Way by August 17, 2021
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MAYOR LONDON BREED AND SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCE FULL IN-PERSON SERVICE AT NEIGHBORHOOD BRANCHES BY AUGUST 17
The Library will sunset its SFPL To-Go front door pickup service as it reopens 11 neighborhood branch libraries and resumes pre-pandemic hours at the Main Library after Labor Day
San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and City Librarian Michael Lambert today announced that San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) will reopen 11 neighborhood branches for full in-person service by August 17, beginning today with the Park and West Portal locations. After the Labor Day holiday, the Main Library will also resume its pre-pandemic hours, providing evening service three days a week.
Today marks the final wave of reopenings after the Library closed all locations for indoor service in March 2020, during which time hundreds of SFPL employees were deployed as Disaster Service Workers (DSW) supporting the City's COVID-19 response, and 10 neighborhood library branches served as community hubs to assist the City's most vulnerable youth with distance learning.
"I am excited to announce that our neighborhood libraries are reopening for in-person service," said Mayor Breed. "Like so many City services, our libraries were hit hard by the pandemic with staff forced to find innovative ways to continue serving our communities. I want to thank the San Francisco Public Library staff for supporting our city through this challenging time and their commitment to keeping our libraries operating and accessible."
SFPL encompasses 28 locations, one of which, the Mission Branch Library, is closed for renovation. Also reopening this month in addition to the Park and West Portal branches are: Ingleside, North Beach, and Sunset (August 9); Anza, Marina, Portola and Potrero (August 10); Golden Gate Valley (August 16) and lastly, Merced (August 17). While the Mission Branch is closed for renovation, the Library is establishing a temporary location to serve Mission District residents. Patrons can check out books from the Bookmobile at Harrison and 20th streets, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
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