Dear Library Customer,
We are anxious and ready to see you again soon. As the state begins a slow and responsible reopening process, trust that Auglaize County Public District Library System will be busy putting our staff through training, retrofitting our spaces to meet social distancing guidelines, ensuring we have the necessary PPE and policies in place to keep people and staff safe, and maturing new low- and no-contact service models for meeting community needs.
We will begin our phased reopening plan on Monday, May 18th with curbside/drive-thru pick up by appointment. The following phases will depend on several factors, including guidance from local, state, and national health officials and the availability of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for our staff. We will provide advance notice and specifics of locations and services as soon as it is available.
While our locations are closed, the Library is not closed for business. You can access so many resources at www.auglaizelibraries.org, including downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, streaming movies and music, magazines, and using online learning tools such as Lynda.com.
We are glad so many of you are staying connected to us digitally and it is our pleasure to support you. Please stay safe and hopeful until we can welcome you back to our locations.
Auglaize County Public District Library System
Auglaize County Public District Library System will be closed through April 5th. We will reevaluate the situation on April 3rd. If you currently have library items checked out, please keep them until April 6th. All library card holders now have access to our online resources regardless of fines on your account. If you do NOT have a library card, please watch our website and Facebook page for more information about our new eCard becoming available later this week. Once again, thank you for your understanding.
[Update: March 13, 2020] —
[Update: March 9, 2020] — There are three confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ohio. For more information, check the Ohio Department of Health website.
The OLC (Ohio Library Council) is continuing to monitor the latest information related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).
ODH advises that people follow the usual recommendations for reducing their risk of infection for other illnesses, such as influenza. These recommendations include:
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. If unavailable, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home while you are sick (except to visit a health care professional) and to avoid contact with others.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.