Eight York County Libraries areas have shut down in-person shopping and are returning to pickup and on-line companies because of the rise in COVID-19 instances throughout the county.
The change took impact Thursday. Based on the library system, 5 areas will proceed to supply in-person shopping till additional discover, though some don’t supply public areas like seating areas and public computer systems.
York County is at the moment experiencing a spike in COVID-19 transmission at about double the speed of latest instances the county was seeing throughout its final peak.
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York County Libraries has adjusted its companies a number of instances through the pandemic. The final time the group closed in-person shopping was in Might, in line with spokeswoman Deb Sullivan. The libraries reopened shopping June 1.
“The well being and security of our library members, employees and community-at-large are on the middle of our selections,” York County Libraries President Robert Lambert stated within the press launch. “We are going to consider this newest service change on the finish of January with a watch on COVID-19 transmission ranges. At the moment, we’ll discern if we should always return to our in-library service mannequin in any respect areas.”
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Through the closure, patrons are inspired to make use of the libraries “Seize & Go” pickup service by inserting holds on library supplies on-line or by calling their native library. The library emails members when supplies are prepared for pickup. A number of areas additionally supply themed ebook bundles and Seize & Go craft kits for varied ages.
Members can proceed utilizing library ebook drops to return borrowed supplies. Cardholders have entry to over 80,000 digital books, audiobooks, music, comics and flicks free of charge. There are additionally digital story instances, on-line packages, and 80 digital databases obtainable free of charge with a library card.
Neighborhood members with no card can request one free of charge at yorklibraries.org.
Libraries closed for in-person shopping:
- Arthur Hufnagel
- Kreutz Creek
- Pink Land
Dillsburg Space Public Library, Guthrie Memorial Library, Kaltreider-Benfer Library, Mason-Dixon Space Public Library and Paul Smith Library of Southern York County stay open for in-person shopping.
For extra info, go to yorklibraries.org/reopening.
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