Monday, March 16, 2020

Library to close March 19-31 due to coronavirus concerns


In response to the growing concern regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and the recommendations of health and local government officials, the library will be closed to the public March 19-31 and has cancelled all programs, meeting room reservations and passport appointments now through April 30.

We will evaluate community health conditions every two weeks to determine when we should re-open, library Director Michelle Mears said.

While we are closed, we will offer our new curbside service for patrons to pick-up and return materials. To use the service, patrons should call the Belt Branch or the Savannah Branch to arrange a pick-up time for their reserved items. Items can be put on reserve through our website or by calling the library and speaking with a staff member. Library staff also can make recommendations for patrons looking for reading materials.

The Belt and Savannah branches will be open regular business hours Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17-18, and then close to the public. Bookmobile service also has been suspended from now until further notice.

Patrons should check out the variety of electronic resources we offer at rhcl.org, including e-books and e-magazines, audiobooks, music, movies and online classes that can be viewed and downloaded for free.