Public Library closing due to COVID-19March 13, 2020
Earlier today we sent out a press release announcing that the library will be closed to the public until further notice. We’ll assess the situation weekly, but if the pandemic worsens, we may remain closed through April 3rd. This was a very tough decision to make, but we know that the virus is easily spread in enclosed spaces among groups of people. Since the Governor said that the next two weeks are a crucial time for slowing the spread of the virus, we felt it was our responsibility to close for the safety of the public. While our buildings are closed, here are some resources that we offer through our web site that may be of interest to you:
We have a short list of COVID-19 resources for kids on our blog
Read, listen, watch, learn
Our eBranch has robust digital offerings, including eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, e-courses and more for both adults and children.
Anyone in Ohio can get a free library card online. The eCard is temporary, and eventually you’ll need to come in to one of our 41 locations to get a physical card.
Please feel free to share this information widely and thank you for all that you do to help young people succeed in school and prepare for college, careers and life!
Resources for Kids
We provide online homework help through Brain Fuse, where students can connect with educators to get assistance. Students can also set up virtual study rooms and meet as a group. The platform also has study aids. For example, students can create their own flash cards.
We are working with UMC Food Ministries to determine whether they can provide afterschool snacks/meals at our locations that provide this service via a food delivery truck, and we’ll keep you posted.
Please feel free to share this information widely and thank you for all that you do to keep everyone safe and healthy in the greater Cincinnati area!