Maplewood Public Library will begin taking returns through its outdoor book drop today and begin conducting curbside pickup on Wednesday, June 3, after more than two months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today is also the start date for MPL’s “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program. Babies through teens are asked to log 30 minutes of reading a day. Adults should simply record the title and page count of the books they read. Reading logs are available for printout on the library website. Patrons can also request reading logs via curbside pickup once service begins or track their reading progress on any calendar to be eligible for fun prizes. Further details about related reading challenges and events can be found on our social media sites and posted on the front windows of the library.
Phase 1 Reopening Details
Tuesday, May 26 – Outdoor book drop reopens for returns.*
Thursday, May 28 – Patrons can request items through the online catalog at maplewood.lib.mo.us.
Wednesday, June 3 – Curbside service begins, allowing patrons to pick up items requested online or by phone.
Curbside Service Hours (Beginning June 3): Monday-Thursday: Noon-6 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m-1 p.m.
Summer Reading Dates
Children and Teens – May 26-July 31
Adults (18 and up) – May 26-August 31