Jeff library closing but will offer car-side service

The Jefferson public library will close Tuesday at 8 pm and remain closed for 2-4 weeks due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

Library staff encourages patrons to visit the library before it closes to check out books, movies, games, puzzles and other materials for use at in their homes during this time. Loan limits and checkout periods will be increased and no overdue fines will be charged while the library remains closed.

Library staff will continue to work and will be available to answer questions and provide assistance by telephone and email. Updates will be on the library website.

As staff is able, they will provide car-side and home delivery service of materials from the library collection. The library offers many virtual services such as downloadable books and audiobooks, Tumblebooks for children, and 24/7 wireless internet access in parking areas.

All library services are provided free of charge.

“The Jefferson public library will continue to provide these limited services as long as it is safe to do so. We will continue to monitor and follow State mandates and health recommendations accordingly,” library director Jane Millard said. “The health and wellbeing of our community are our greatest concern.”

All library programs will be re-scheduled at a later date, most likely after April.

Updates will be available on the library’s website.

 

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