Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System quarantining books for four days

Posted at 7:12 AM, Sep 04, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Local libraries are taking steps to protect your family, while still allowing you enjoy the books and services they provide.

The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System is open for business while taking precautions.

When you return a book to the library, it will be cleaned, and quarantined for four days.

You might also notice plexiglass barriers around all the desks.

One thing they won't have is in-person learning programs.

But the library found away still bring those programs to you.

"We're creating these programs called 'make and take programs,' we create a program, put it in a bag and you can take it home. or do it here in the library," said Mary Jean Jakubowski, director of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System. "But you can take it home and make it a fun-filled family activity."

The library also has virtual programs for you and your family to enjoy.

You can find activities, e-books and downloadable music here.