Library turning back to remote browsing only

The Abington Public Library will once again close to in-person browsing starting Monday, Dec. 7, as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to steadily climb.

Readers and researchers can still borrow books from the library by calling ahead or emailing in advance, and then picking them up curbside. Materials can be returned via the drop off slot.

According to a post on its Facebook page, Library Director Deborah Grimmett and the Library Board of Directors made the decision after consulting with Health Agent Marty Golightly.

Abington now has 66 residents in isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus. There were 28 residents in isolation last Tuesday. The number is expected to continue climbing in the coming days.

There are currently more than 111,000 positive cases in Massachusetts, up from just under 81,000 cases last week.

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