Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

The Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is a new form of the coronavirus family that originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December and has spread throughout the world.  As confirmed cases in the US are increasing, it forces all organizations, businesses, and communities to change their normal operations.


March 24, 2020

In cooperation with state and local efforts to minimize the spread of the COVID-19, the Laurel County Public Library will be closed until April 7, 2020. We’ll continue to monitor and re-evaluate over the upcoming days.

At this time, we feel that it is in everyone’s best interest to stop our drive-thru services. We are fortunate to see what a great impact it had on our patrons and will re-open that service when everything returns back to normal.

Library staff is working hard to find all the ways we can continue to provide the excellent services our community has come to expect from us. Our website and social media will be updated frequently to let you know what will be available in the upcoming days.

We have an amazing digital media collection that can be accessed in a variety of ways. These resources have had their download limit recently increased, so be sure to check that out. Visit our website to find out how to get a digital library card and you’ll be on your way to downloading amazing content.

We ask for patrons to NOT RETURN ITEMS. Our book drop has been sealed and for the safety of our staff and patrons we WILL NOT ACCEPT ITEMS during this time. No fines will be accrued on your account for any material.

Staff will be available by phone and our online chat service via our website to answer questions regarding how to register for a digital library card and how to utilize our online digital collection.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and please keep washing your hands.

Leah Rudder
Director of the Laurel County Public Library

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