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Ready to stop by? CDPL to reopen Monday


To all our patrons who have missed the library and have asked us about a reopening date, we have good news for you. Beginning Monday, the Crawfordsville District Public Library building will be open to the public for those who wish to browse the collections for items to borrow or to participate in summer reading.

Browsers are encouraged to “grab and go” materials they wish to borrow, rather than linger for long periods of time. The use of the public computers continues to be offered by appointment only, as are our Local History research services. Curbside and remote Document Printing Services will remain available, as will Wi-Fi throughout the parking lot. The meeting rooms are not open at this time, and gatherings in other areas of the library are discouraged.

The library staff and building will look a little different, but we will continue to offer our friendly and professional service. Library staff will wear masks and maintain social distancing of six feet whenever possible. Clear acrylic sneeze guards have been installed at many of the service desks, and hand sanitizer stations have been placed in several locations in both buildings.

We ask that library patrons wear masks, if medically possible, and maintain social distancing. If any patron feels ill, we ask that the person does not enter the building, but goes home and takes care of themselves. We also ask that library patrons keep the number and duration of visits to a minimum at this time. We understand you have been looking forward to be at the library again, and the practices we are implementing

The library’s open hours will return to 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library will remain closed Sundays for the time being.

Beginning July 1, the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County building reopened. Its hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Both buildings, the library and the museum, will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on Saturday.

Details on the library’s current services may be obtained through the library’s website at or by calling 765-362-2242 and choosing the following extensions: curbside services or library accounts (ext. 1); youth services (ext. 2) public computers or research services (ext. 3).

We are happy to be back and hope you can stop by to grab your favorite reads.


Theresa Tyner is the director of Crawfordsville District Public Library.


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