More reopenings after long

STAFF at the Frankston Council Customer Service Centre. Picture: Supplied

LIBRARIES have finally reopened for keen book lovers to visit.

People can now visit Frankston and Carrum Downs libraries for 30 minute sessions. The libraries’ full offering can be browsed, and printing, scanning, and computer services can also be used.

The click and collect service will continue to run at the Frankston, Carrum Downs, and Seaford branches.

Frankston Libraries manager Tammy Goodwin said library staff have been “moved by messages of support sent by residents during lockdown.”

“We’d like to thank locals for the heartwarming messages sent to us over the past six months. They’ve meant so much to our library staff,” she said. “All items currently out on loan are due back from 14 January. All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the library collection, meaning items remain on individual library cards for a few days after they are returned.

“The return chutes remain open at the Seaford, Carrum Downs and Frankston libraries, and public programs and learning activities, like the popular 11am live storytime on Facebook each Tuesday and Thursday, and talks with bestselling and emerging authors, continue to be delivered online.”

Other council facilities including customer service centres also reopened earlier this month as the state came out of lockdown.

Frankston Council CEO Phil Cantillon said “in line with the state government roadmap, we [have] finalised a plan to safely reopen our customer service centres at the Civic Centre and Langwarrin Gateway Shopping Centre. COVID-safe measures are in place to protect our staff and the community.”

The Seaford Community Centre remains closed while IT works are completed.

PARC also reopened on 9 November.

To read more about the reopened libraries and their reduced hours visit

First published in the Frankston Times – 17 November 2020

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