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MCPL Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – March 12

Published on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 08:54pm
MCPL Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – March 12

In an effort to decrease risk among customers and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Mid-Continent Public Library has taken the following actions, which are effective immediately and will remain in effect until at least April 15:

  • Cancelled ALL programs (including storytimes)
  • Extended due dates on all currently checked-out items (to April 15)
  • Reduced the Library-By-Mail service
  • Cancelled outreach efforts by MCPL staff members
  • Cancelled all room reservations 

At this time, all of the Library’s branches remain open, and the Library is continuing to promote health and safety within its facilities by increasing its practices of cleaning and sanitizing frequently touched surfaces. 

Please note that the Library is unable to comprehensively sanitize every single item that is checked out from its branches (books, movies, etc.), and as such, customers are advised to wash their hands after handling materials and avoid touching their faces. That said, the World Health Organization has reported that there is conflicting evidence of how long the virus may persist on surfaces, especially under varying conditions (temperature, humidity, etc.).
 
The Library will continue to monitor the news and recommendations of health officials and will take additional steps as needed.
 
We would strongly encourage all customers who are able to access information via our digital library. Access eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks; stream movies and music; and use online resources from the comfort of home with your MCPL Access Pass (Library card). For assistance using any of these services, call your local MCPL branch.
 
For more information about COVID-19, here are reliable resources with the latest news and recommendations:

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