By KELSEY WALLING Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Thursday, June 25, 2020, 12:05 a.m.
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Photos by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Caution tape is placed over tables, chairs and bookshelves at Hilo Public Library on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Although the inside is closed, people can still return and check out books or movies online.
Photos by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Frances Asperilla puts plastic over new books that will be available at Hilo Public Library on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. All library employees have returned to work to keep the library functioning in its phased reopening.
Photos by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Jennifer Hamamoto hands a book to a woman picking up from Hilo Public Library on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Library cardholders can schedule appointments to pick up specific books from a table at the front door.
The Hawaii State Library System started phased reopenings for libraries throughout the state this month.