Press release 4/2/20
Carnegie Public Library continues to follow public health and safety guidelines issued by Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton. Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Library will remain closed, with tentative plans to reopen Monday, May 4th. All due dates have been extended to May 8th.
In the meantime:
- Request and eCard - https://www.cplwcho.org/ecard
- Check out our online resources - https://www.cplwcho.org/http%3A//cplwcho.org/content/info+
- Check out the Ohio Digital Library - https://ohdbks.overdrive.com/
- Download the Libby reading app - https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@cplwcho) for updates, staff content, and more.
- For physical books, visit one of the Fayette County’s Little Free Libraries: https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/
Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus website and dashboard: www.coronavirus.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Health Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634
Fayette County Health Department:
Press release 3/16/20
In order to take all precautions, and out of concern for our patrons, our staff, their families, and the Fayette County Community in general, Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Branch Library will be closed until at least April 6th, 2020.
We are following the example of many local and state organizations in attempting to limit the spread of COVID-19. During this time:
- We encourage you to please keep all materials during this time of closure. As always, the library is fine free.
- All Holds will be suspended until the library reopens.
- All Due Dates and Hold Shelf Items will be extended until the library reopens.
- The Library’s wi-fi will remain free and accessible during regular business hours only, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
- All outreach, programs, engagements, and meeting room reservations have been cancelled until the library reopens.
- All AARP Tax Aide appointments are cancelled, nationally, for the remainder of the tax season.
- We invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website. You can download eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive, or use library databases using your library card number and PIN, usually the last four digits of your phone number.
- Fayette County residents without current library cards may be able to obtain an E-Resource card for online resources (eBooks, digital audio and more) by calling or emailing the library, or submitting a form through the library’s website. More information forthcoming.
We thank you for your support in these efforts and apologize for any inconvenience they may cause. This decision was not made lightly and takes into consideration the health and safety of our staff and patrons, as well as the limitations of our library resources. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 developments and follow all guidelines and precautions. For updates, follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and check our website.
If you have questions, visit www.cplwcho.org or please call the library at 740-335-2540.
Press release 3/13/20
Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Branch Library are closely monitoring information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of our customers and staff is a top priority. Currently both locations are open and operating under normal schedules. However, in support of the efforts put forth by Governor DeWine and health care officials in our state and county, Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Branch Library has cancelled all programs at both library locations scheduled through the month of March. This includes, but is not limited to: Voices from Our Community, Toddler Time, Books & Blocks, and AARP Tax Aide. At the present time, these programs and events will resume or be rescheduled beginning April 1st.
Additionally, and in conjunction with our increased sanitation efforts:
- The Library will begin enforcing time limits on unattended children, as well as children and minors not engaged in library or homework activities.
- The Library will limit computer use when necessary to impose social distancing measures.
- The Library will ask those patrons who pose a health or safety risk to leave.
We thank you for your support in these efforts and apologize for any inconvenience they may cause. This decision was not taken lightly and takes into consideration the health and safety of our staff and patrons, as well as the limitations of our library resources.
Everyone has a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and staying healthy. Please stay home and do not visit the library if you are exhibiting signs of the flu or if you are not feeling well. We invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website. You can download eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive, or use library databases. If you have questions, visit www.cplwcho.org or please call the library at 740-335-2540