Tyson Library patrons now have access to a new book drop out in front of their local library. The new book drop features a slot for returning DVDs and CDs, saving patrons from walking up steps to drop them through the front door afterhours as was necessary with the previous book drop.

“We wanted to replace the book drop because our previous one was very old and rusty,” said Tyson Library Director Margaret Marcy. “On days with bad weather, some of the books would get wet or damaged as it was not weather proof anymore.”

The library received grant funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to purchase the book return bin. The book drop was installed on February 1, just in time to protect any returned materials from the first snow and ice accumulation of the year. The bin was manufactured and installed by American Security Cabinets, and the previous book return was recycled.