Public libraries safely reopen to Islanders

All 26 public libraries across the province will reopen to Islanders with some services reduced and safety measures in place.

Beginning, Monday, July 20, Islanders can enter libraries to borrow books, DVDs, musical instruments, and access computers by appointment. Since June 12, libraries have been offering curbside service only.  

“Our library staff have been working hard on safe reopening plans, and they are extremely excited to get back to offering people more opportunities to continue learning and reading,” said Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning, Brad Trivers.

“I encourage families and all Islanders to take advantage of the incredible resources available at our public libraries.” 

Public libraries will continue to work closely with the Chief Public Health Office to ensure appropriate measures are in place such as screening, physical distancing and enhanced cleaning to keep staff and Islanders safe. To limit the spread of COVID-19, some library services are not available including:
•    public seating and room rentals;
•    children’s toys, puzzles and games; and
•    in-person library programming.

Islanders are encouraged to continue using online services such as, library card registrations, Tumblebooks for children, ebooks, audiobooks, online story times, crafts and book clubs. 

For more information visit the PEI Public Library service website


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Lexi Drummond
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

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