GREENE COUNTY, OH: After Governor DeWine amended the closure of K–12 schools through May 1, Greene County Public Library has likewise extended its closure until the same date to help contain the community spread of COVID-19. The decision came after careful consultation with Greene County Public Health. “Our commitment is to always act in the public’s best interest,” says Greene County Public Library Executive Director Karl Colón. “Unfortunately, in this case, it is in the public’s best interest to keep the library closed until the worst of the community spread of coronavirus has passed.”
In accordance with the governor’s March 23 Stay at Home Order, the library has asked our patrons to keep any library materials they have in their possession until the seven-location library system reopens. All items will remain fine-free and due dates for all checked-out materials will be extended through May 15. To encourage the practice of social distancing and remain in compliance with the governor’s orders, book drops will remain closed at all library locations.
Colón reminds Greene County residents that even though the library’s doors are shut, there are many resources available online. “We have tons of downloadable materials and streaming services available through our website,” he says. The library’s website is greenelibrary.info.
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