The East Grand Forks Campbell Library has re-opened its book drop outside the library and will resume its Front Door Pick Up Service on Tuesday, May 19.

Items that have been checked out are not due back until May 30, so there’s no need to rush, said Charlotte Helgeson, director.

All returned materials will be quarantined before they circulate again, Helgeson said. They are placed in a room designated only for quarantined items for several days and are wiped down with bleach before being shelved, she explained, and staff members wear gloves during this process.

Patrons may call or email the library or place holds in the library’s catalog to request materials. They should then wait for a librarian to call to arrange a time for pickup outside the library’s front door. Materials are wrapped in a sheet of paper and rubber band; no plastic bags are used.

All pickups will take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Registration is open for the Summer Reading Program, via the website,, and there are options for all ages, Helgeson said. The website offers some new online resources on the “Use Your Mind!” page, she said.

The library, 422 Fourth St. N.W., is closed, but staff members are working from home and are available via email or phone to answer questions and help with managing library accounts or accessing e-materials from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, call the library at (218) 773-9121 and leave a voice message.