Throughout the Coronavius pandemic, business and restaurants shifted to curb-side service. Now you can add the Carbon County libraries to that list. 

On Friday,May 29th,  the Palmerton, Lehighton and the Dimmick Memorial library in Jim Thorpe will begin offering curbside service to patrons.

The libraries were forced to close in mid March, but now that Carbon County is in the yellow phase, they can start some services. No one is allowed inside at this time to browse the shelves, but if you have a book in mind, you can either call your local library to reserve materials or use the online system. 

"We will still offer the online holding system, it will go back up on the 29th so people will be able to reserve holds they way they are used to through that system," said Palmerton Library Director Christine DeSousa. 

You can also return materials curbside. For hours and other up to date information during the yellow phase, check in with each library individually as hours may vary.