AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - Libraries and museums are starting to reopen in Monroe County after closing doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Amory Municipal Library offers curbside pickup for customers renting books and/or needing documents copied or faxed.
Even when the library closed, employees worked to make needed changes, Librarian Ruby Holman said. They sanitized, rearranged furniture and tapped off areas of the library.
Every book that someone touches while browsing goes into a book box.
“But anything you touch, we quarantine for a whole week.”
Customers can still use the library’s computers but currently only by appointment.
Across town, the Amory Regional Museum opened Tuesday. Workers said some museum-goers have already visited.
Sarah Crump, who works at the museum, said the museum is currently not offering guided tours, but visitors are welcome to walk around, though.
The museum’s gift shop is also open, Crump said, and workers routinely clean the museum’s counters and doors.
Crump said the museum does not have any special displays or art galleries planned.
Both Crump and Holman are happy to see visitors return to the museum and library, respectively.