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Two Kawartha Lakes libraries add pickup service

KAWARTHA LAKES: Kawartha Lakes libraries are adapting how they do business due to COVID-19. The Lindsay and Fenelon Falls branch libraries have launched a pickup service, as of Wednesday, June 3rd. “People will be able to pickup books that they have requested online or over the telephone. The service will be available at both branches Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” a Kawartha Lakes library press release explained. To place a hold on an item, people can either go online to or by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1291. “People can request anything as long as it is in either Lindsay or Fenelon Falls branches, including: books, DVDs, audiobooks and Cds,” the press release stated. Library staff will call people when their items are ready to be picked up. The library will hold the items for seven days. People are asked to pickup their items at the branch front door. CEO and Library Director Jamie Anderson said, in a statement, the library will monitor the potential success of this new service. “We hope this new pickup service will help bring a little normalcy back to everyone’s lives. We hope to expand this to other branches if all goes well.” Book returns at these two branches have also resumed. “For everyone’s health and safety, all returned material will be quarantined for 72 hours before it is checked in and processed,” the Kawartha Lakes Public Library stated, in the press release. For more information, visit

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