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Franklin County’s Library branches begin the journey to get back to normal schedules after closing in March following the COVID-19 outbreak.

County libraries will again provide outlets to help residents of Franklin County pursue learning for both personal and community growth.

Coyle Free Library and Grove Family Library in Chambersburg, and Greencastle’s Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library have been open limited hours for curbside service since June 8 .

The Blue Ridge Summit and St. Thomas branches will be open for curbside service starting Monday.

All Franklin County Library System branches will open July 13 for limited hours. Meanwhile, to reserve items, call your local branch library by phone or visit to reserve items online.

Librarians can provide readers advisory services if they don’t know an exact title and would like recommendations. The library system hopes to add contactless printing services in the next few weeks.

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Library services during a pandemic

Libraries continue to provide online programming through their social media presence. The current focus is on a community summer reading program. Franklin Countyresidents can participate in programming or the summer reading challenge through the library system website and social media.

“As we look forward to a post COVID-19 world we know that library services will change,” said Alice Elia, FCLS’s Director of Advancement and Publicity. “We hope we are able to adapt in ways that make us effective stewards of the resources entrusted to us; knowing that the choices we make affect the future of our community.”

FCLS continues to provide service by forming connections that spur change and build community as It move through 2020 and into 2021.

The system’s libraries

  • Coyle Free Library 717-263-1054
  • St. Thomas Library 717-369-4716
  • Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library 717-597-7920
  • Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library 717-762-3335
  • Blue Ridge Summit Memorial Library 717-794-2240
  • Grove Family Library 717-264-9663
  • Franklin County System Offices 717-709-0282
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