Das Rec, New Braunfels Rec Center and Public Library, and Westside Community Center closed to minimize coronavirus risk

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Update: 12:15 p.m., March 18.

Curbside service hours have been added for the New Braunfels Public Library.

The city of New Braunfels announced in a press release Sunday night, March 15, that Das Rec, the New Braunfels Recreation Center, the New Braunfels Public Library (including the RIOmobile) and the Westside Community Center would be closed indefinitely as of Monday, March 16.

The decision is one of the city’s precautionary measures against the transmission of the coronavirus. Other municipal facilities will remain open for the time being.

The library will provide curbside service during limited hours at the main library at 700 E Common Street, New Braunfels. Hours of service are as follows: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Online services and reservations are still available and staff members will deliver materials curbside. Patrons will still be able to return items at the book drop and residents without computer access may call the library for assistance at 830-221-4300.

Online fitness classes will become available on the Das Rec website starting Tuesday, March 17. Class schedules will also be posted to the Das Rec website.

By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.


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