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Local libraries are gradually adding back in-person programming and amenities as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

PMG FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Kaipo Keliiheleua, 2, of Beaverton tries out a children's computer at the Murray Scholls Library in 2015.The Beaverton City Library has announced new and expanded service hours at both its main location in downtown Beaverton and its Murray Scholls branch location.

As of Monday, June 14, the main library at 12375 S.W. Fifth St. is open:

• Monday through Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Thursday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Sunday: 1 to 6 p.m.

The branch library at 11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place, in the Murray Scholls Town Center, has those same hours except that it is closed Monday and Thursday.

Both libraries have restored self-service holds pickup and "very limited" visitor seating, according to a press release from Beaverton City Hall announcing the expanded library hours.

Additionally, computers at the main library in downtown Beaverton have been moved back up to the second floor. More computers are now available for guests.

Face coverings continue to be required inside the library. Patrons are also asked to limit their visits to 60 minutes or less.

Building capacity is still limited due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

By Mark Miller
Editor-in-Chief, Washington and Columbia counties
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