Good news for families who have missed being able to go to the Bangor Public Library: The Leonard and Renee Minsky Children's Room is finally open again...but to one family at a time!

The BPL released the information that they'd be reopening the Children's Room Monday, with new guidelines on just how they're making that possbile, on their Facebook Page last week.

"Patrons must call ahead to make their 30 minute appointment. All patrons over the age of two years will be required to wear a mask in order to enter... Though other features of the Children's Department (toys, games, and computers) will not be available, most of the collection will be available for browsing and staff will be on hand to assist patrons with finding the books they want."

Like many public facilities across the State, the Bangor Public Library had to shut it's doors, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in March of this year. While they were able to shift a lot of their programs, including their very popular story times, online to The BPL's Facebook and YouTube channels, folks (especially children) have missed being able to browse the shelves, looking for that perfect book to check out.

Monday also marks the start of a whole new round of these online activities for kids. To get involved, the BPL asks folks to register at their website,, or call Children's Department at 947-8336 ext 111 for more information. Some of the story times, that feature arts and crafts elements, will have those supplies available for pick up, once participants have registered.

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