The Denver Public Library is turning a new leaf. DPL announced it will reopen nine branches on Tuesday, March 9, after the system mostly shuttered during the pandemic.
The branches include Bear Valley Branch Library, Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, Green Valley Ranch Branch Library, Hampden Branch Library, Sam Gary Branch Library, Ross-University Hills Branch Library, Valdez-Perry Branch Library, and Westwood Branch Library.
All the branches save for Westwood will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Westwood branch will be open Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. Curbside will continue at the locations; find hours at denverlibrary.org/curbside-holds.
Additional branches will open in early April, DPL said in a statement.
“We are delighted to begin to reopen our locations to the public,” said Michelle Jeske, the city librarian. “Our teams have been working hard behind the scenes to determine a safe way to provide the community with access to our spaces and resources.”
The branches will operate as they did before the pandemic, but meeting rooms, study rooms and ideaLABs will remain closed, and in-person events will remain suspended.
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