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Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library discusses plans for reopening after COVID-19 closure

Safety and customer service levels key to the library's reopen strategy
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According to the Government of Ontario’s ‘Detailed List of Stage 1 Openings’, released on May 14, 2020, public libraries in Ontario may begin to offer curbside pickup as early as May 19, 2020.

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library (BWG Library) is grateful that community members place a high value on the services offered by the BWG Library, and we are working on a plan and framework to implement the recommendations made by the province. This planning time is essential to ensure the continued protection of the health and safety of staff and community members during this time of continued social distancing. Plans for reopening will be based on the best advice of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the Province of Ontario and the Public Services Health and Safety Association.

“We are as excited as the rest of the BWG community to hear that libraries are included in Stage 1 of the province’s reopening plan. That said, there are a number of factors that are being considered in our planning, in order to ensure the safety of the community members and the library staff,” shares Matthew Corbett, BWG Library CEO. “While we work on the procurement of necessary PPE and plan the processes that need to be in place to ensure the high quality of library services that our community has come to rely on, we are developing an outline of exactly how and when these services will be rolled out. We will continue to keep everyone informed as decisions are made and plans confirmed.”

Residents are invited to check the Library’s website at or Facebook page for the latest information.