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NYC libraries to reopen as early as July
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New York City libraries, which experienced a surge in sign-ups since March, announced their reopening plans for their 92 branches. Libraries will reopen as early as July in a slow and deliberate multi-step process.

"There is going to be a lot of prep time at our facilities for our custodial staff and our IT teams to go out to each of our 60 libraries to see how we can reconfigure workspaces and place floor decals and safety signage before we even start bringing the public and service staff in. Once we figure that out and the commutes are nailed down and we have enough staff, we will slowly open the doors for a limited amount of service to the public," so Nick Higgins, Chief Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library.