The Kurth Memorial Library in Lufkin is opening up the stacks. Since the start of this pandemic patrons of the library, myself included, have been able to check out books online, and stop in and pick them up. Now things have relaxed a bit more. The stacks are open to the public again. There have also been additional political books added, since this is an election year.

Books are on a 3 day hold after being returned. After they clean all the books, they give them even more time to sit and make very sure they don't have any contaminants. That might be a bit of overkill, as no reported corona virus cases have been from contact. Things like packages and surfaces don't seem to be the issue. It might slow down the flow of information a bit, but surely a minor inconvenience, and better safe than sorry.

Kurth Memorial Library Guide To Current Services:

Open Hours: Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Limit of 25 patrons in building at a time and no one under the age of 13 permitted in the building without adult supervision.
Masks are required in the building.
Social distancing measures in place with no seating, extended stay or social gathering.
Meeting or study rooms are unavailable at this time.
All services will be from the Circulation/Reference Desk.
Book selection Assistance is available in person or by phone at the Reference Desk.
Copier or Fax unavailable at this time.
Returns must be made at the book-drops and will be quarantined for 3 days.
Computer Use is available at limited capacity.
Printing is self-serve with exact change required.
Genealogy Room assistance is available by phone, email or appointment.

Digital & Virtual Services:

Overdrive Collection of e-books, e-audiobooks and streaming videos.
World Book Online pre-K, student, homeschool and adult learner resources.
Texshare auto repair manuals, test prep, genealogy, GED and a variety of databases.
Virtual Baby Lap-sit and Pre-K Storytime & Activities available on Facebook @KurthMemorialLibrary.
Join the “Kurth Memorial Library Virtual Programming” group to view programs beginning October 1, 2020.
Digital Cards are available for patrons who do not have a regular library card.

Library Hours
Monday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed