CROOKSTON, FERTILE, CLIMAX LIBRARIES REOPEN WITH NEW WIRELESS HOTSPOTS AND STREAMING SERVICE

The Crookston, Fertile, and Climax Public Libraries have opened with adjusted hours after they were closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. The libraries will be offering service while maintaining social distance, sanitation procedures, and more based on the following schedule:

CROOKSTON HOURS:
Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FERTILE HOURS:
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CLIMAX:
Monday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Thursday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

While the library buildings were closed to the public a number of new services were introduced, including adding Wireless Hotspots to its collection. 

Wireless Hotspots are portable internet access devices that allow you to connect to a WiFi network using your computer, smartphone, or another device at home or while on-the-go. Customers can check out Wireless Hotspots the same way they would check out a book or DVD, with a 14-day loan period and two possible auto-renewals if no one else has requested it. To request a device, place a hold on a wireless hotspot in the library’s catalog, or call the library for assistance.

Another addition to library services is access to hoopla, allowing cardholders to stream popular movies and TV shows and download eBooks and eAudiobooks. Get started at larl.org/ebooks.