Helen Hall Library begins curbside pickup service for books on hold

The Helen Hall Library in League City is tentatively scheduled to reopen May 18 after two months of being closed amid coronavirus concerns. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Helen Hall Library in League City is tentatively scheduled to reopen May 18 after two months of being closed amid coronavirus concerns. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Helen Hall Library in League City is tentatively scheduled to reopen May 18 after two months of being closed amid coronavirus concerns. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bay Area readers can replenish their book supply with Helen Hall Library’s curbside pickup service starting this week.

The library, located at 100 W. Walker St. in League City, will begin curbside service for picking up holds May 4, according to an announcement on the city website. Various sanitary safeguards will be in place to ensure books are exchanged through no-contact procedures, per the announcement.



Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., patrons can park in labeled spaces at the front of the library and call 281-554-1120 with their library card number or Texas driver’s license number. A staff member wearing personal protective equipment will bring the books out in recycled grocery bags, which have also been quarantined, per the announcement.

Patrons are asked to allow 24 hours for holds to be prepared. Those interested can request more information, or get other questions answered about what curbside service entails, by phone.

Library fines are being waived for the time being, and the library is tentatively looking to reopen in full May 18, Sarah Greer Osborne, League City’s director of communications and media relations, told Community Impact Newspaper on May 4.

By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.