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No Appointment Needed to Visit the Library Effective June 1

Release Date: May 25, 2021

No Appointment Needed to Visit the Library Effective June 1

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The Sussex County Library System (SCLS) is pleased to announce that effective June 1 appointments will no longer be necessary for branch visits. All locations will open to the public at 10 a.m., close at 11:45 a.m. to disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and reopen at noon. All locations close again from 1:45-2 p.m. for additional cleaning, then remain open until 3:45 p.m. Branches with evening hours will reopen again at 4 p.m., close from 5:45-6 p.m. for one more round of disinfection, and remain open until 7:45 p.m. Building capacity will be monitored, and public will be asked to wait if capacity exceeds 50%. At this time, mask wearing is still required in all County buildings.

Grab-and-go service will also continue. Borrowers may request items online or by calling their local branch, and can have those items packaged up for a scheduled pickup during open hours. Grab-and-go appointments are scheduled at or by calling your local branch.

"We are very happy to welcome the public back for extended browsing and computer use," stated Library Director Will Porter. "I'm glad we are able to move into this next phase before the kickoff of Summer Reading on June 19. Being cautious, all our programming is planned for outdoors or online, but there's still nothing like coming in and choosing your first pile of pleasure reading for the summer."

For more information about hours, grab-and-go scheduling, Summer Reading, and more go to or call your local library:
Main Library, 125 Morris Turnpike, Frankford – 973 948-3660
Dennis Branch, 101 Main Street in Newton – 973 383-4810
Franklin Branch, 103 Main Street, Franklin – 973 827-6555
Dorothy Henry Branch, 66 Route 94, Vernon – 973 827-8095
E. Louise Childs Branch, 21 Sparta Road, Stanhope – 973 770-1000
Sussex-Wantage Branch, 69 Route 639, Wantage, 973 875-3940

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program Kicks off with a Virtual Visit with the Turtleback Zoo

Tails and Tales

The Sussex County Library System (SCLS) summer reading program, Tails and Tales, kicks off on Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. with a special, virtual visit with Turtleback Zoo. Registration begins June 5 through the Event Calendar link at All attendees who also register for summer reading can redeem a secret code worth 100 bonus points. All points earned June 19-August 7 convert to raffle tickets that can be entered to win a wide variety of prizes. For more details on the Tails and Tales summer reading program go to