Is the library closing?
Yes. The library buildings will be closed starting 3/16 at 5 PM until further notice. Updates will be posted here, on Facebook, and on Twitter. We will continue to offer as many library services as possible while our buildings are closed.
We made the difficult decision to close after examining the efforts of other states and communities in slowing COVID-19. Aggressive social distancing has had a significant impact on the number of affected individuals in other communities. Our closure, combined with the closure of Lake County schools and some businesses, should make a large difference in how fast the virus spreads in Lake County.
If you have items checked out, keep them. We're moving all due dates so that nothing will be due when we are closed, and we have locked the book drops. We'd much rather you stay home than venture out to a branch to return a book, and we don't want to force our staff to handle materials from the book drops at this time.
Your holds will not expire or trigger during this closure. If you had something waiting on the holds shelf, it will still be there when we reopen. You will also not lose your spot in the holds queue for items you're waiting on.
And of course, our digital materials will still be available to check out while we are closed.
Thank you for your patience and willingness to work together to beat this virus. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen!