Plano Libraries Now Open for Grab and Go Services After Receiving Safeguard Label

photo Adam Winger
photo Adam Winger

Haggard Library as well as other City of Plano facilities have received an official Safeguard Label from Bureau Veritas. The label ensures that the location has met hygiene standards and operations adjusted for the COVID-19 pandemic. These same standards have been met at all Plano Public Library (PPL) locations.

With the Safeguard Label, libraries have opened up Grab and Go Services. The public can now visit the library and take materials home via self-checkout. Masks are required at all times. It’s also possible to use the computers on a first-come, first-served basis with a two-hour session limit. Guests can pick up holds either inside or outside.

“I feel very safe in the library. I’ve been using the computers. As soon as I leave, they clean up… I have my mask on and the employees have theirs on,” shared Plano resident and PPL regular Rita Taylor.

Grab and Go times are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Other sites throughout Plano that have received the Safeguard Label include Jack Carter Pool, Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, the Plano Municipal Center, Police Headquarters, Fire Administration, Fire Station #1, Municipal Courts, Sam Johnson Senior Recreation Center, Public Works and Heritage Yards.

“The bottom line is we want to ensure that our residents and employees feel safe. The third-party inspection process should enhance confidence in the safety and health of our public facilities,” said Rachel Patterson, director of environmental health and sustainability for the City of Plano.

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