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.


November 19, 2020

In cooperation with state mandates and local efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, beginning Saturday, November 21st the Laurel County Public Library will be online and drive-thru service ONLY until December 13, 2020. This means you have until 5pm tomorrow (November 20th) to come in and browse our shelves.

Our drive-thru will remain open during this time in order to serve you in the safest way possible. Items can be placed on hold by calling the library or by visiting our website.

We will continue to accept items through our book drop. These items are cleaned and then quarantined for 96 hours to make them safe for other patrons.

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. We will continue to offer Take and Make Craft Kits on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

At this time we are still planning to host Candy Canes, Cocoa, and Carols on December 3rd. It was designed from the beginning to be a safe, low-contact curbside event and we think that it will offer a much needed break from the stress of this pandemic. 

If you haven’t already, check out our amazing digital media collection. We’re continually adding more content for patrons to enjoy. These resources have had their credits increased, so you can download more than ever before. Visit our website to find out how to get a digital library card and you’ll be on your way to downloading amazing content.

Staff will be available by phone and through 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.

If you need access to our WiFi, you can enjoy our covered patio area near our auditorium.

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

Leah Rudder
Director of the Laurel County Public Library

For more information on Covid-19, here are some helpful and reliable online resources: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services: COVID-19

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