Dear Library Cardholder:
On Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Today, Governor Mike DeWine issued an order prohibiting gatherings in excess of 100 people.
Just yesterday, Cuyahoga County Public Library provided an update on the steps we are taking to mitigate public health risks in our buildings. In reviewing daily updates from the Ohio Department of Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the CDC, we recognize the need to take the additional step of suspending all programs, classes, outreach visits, meeting room bookings, and events at Cuyahoga County Public Library starting Friday, March 13 through Friday, April 3.
We will also suspend late fines and fees during this period. Customers can contact the Library if you wish to extend holds on materials and/or want to alter pick up plans.
We encourage our customers to take advantage of the Library’s many digital offerings. From the latest eBooks and eAudiobooks to streaming videos and music, we have rich content that can be accessed from home. Our online learning platforms, including Lynda.com, Creativebug and even Tutor.com, provide exceptional opportunities to learn or build a new skill.
In the coming days, we plan to offer even more original streaming content – from storytimes to remote author visits. Stay up-to-date on the latest from the Library by visiting our website and following @cuyahogalib on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
We appreciate the leadership demonstrated by our Governor and public health officials in encouraging Ohioans to take precautionary measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Ohio’s coronavirus call center is open to answer questions from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or 1-833-427-5634. Information is available at coronavirus.ohio.gov. Please wash your hands!
Cuyahoga County Public Library