The Royalton Hartland Community Library Reopens to Public, Director Talks Updates and Changes

An updated Royalton Hartland Community Library swung the doors back open today in Middleport, allowing the public to browse for books the old-fashioned way.

Library Director Gretchen Schweigert was available at the reopening, stating, “I’m glad we are finally open because people have been really asking us about it for the last few weeks.  The majority of our phone calls lately have been asking if we are open or not.”  She added, “We’re just kind of easing into it.”

On waiting a little longer than other area libraries to fully reopen, Shweigert explained, “We took advantage of the situation.  We had some plans to get some construction done.  We redid the carpets.  We could have been open a lot sooner, but we were taking advantage of being closed to do that work.”

Additionally, Schweigert is modifying the space to suit Roy-Hart Central School District’s hybrid learning model this fall, stating, “We’re just in the process of setting up the computer stations with plexiglass, so that more than one person can sit there at a time.  We’re going to put a lot of that around, especially when school starts, then we can have multiple kids in since they’re only doing two days a week.”

The Royalton Hartland Community Library is located at 9 Vernon Street in Middleport.  Their current indoor browsing hours are listed below:

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Wednesdays and Thursdays: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Curbside pickup is still available.

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