Book lovers rejoice! The Hannibal Free Public Library is opening back up for business.

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Starting at 10 a.m., Tuesday June 16 the Hannibal Library opens to the public. It closed completely at the start of quarantine, then transitioned to curbside pickup a few weeks ago. Some accommodations will be made for COVID safety procedures. The library will hold returned materials for three days before returning them into circulation. The Summer Reading Program will continue virtually through July 31.

One of the biggest changes you'll see is the new flooring that was installed during shutdown. Even bigger though is the new policy that the Hannibal Library will no longer charge overdue/late fees. If you have overdue materials, the library will send out two notices. After that, you'll be expected to pay for lost or damaged materials, but you will not be assessed any fines for late returns.

The Hannibal Free Public Library at 200 S. 5th Street is open Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.