All Library programs, events, and outreach activities will be suspended beginning Saturday, March 14 and until at least Tuesday, March 31.This decision has been made for the health and safety of the community due to concerns over Coronavirus.
Due to the very confined spaces on bookmobiles and the largely elderly population served by the ASCPL van, Mobile Services routes also will be suspended. Our Library Express Delivery Service (LEDS) will continue to serve customers.
Meeting room reservations for outside groups are not impacted at this time. This remains under review.
We will continue to monitor the situation and seek advice from public health officials to
determine when programming and events can resume.
Akron-Summit County Public Library is currently monitoring the status of the COVID-19 situation in Ohio, and its impact on libraries in Summit County. We have been tracking information from Summit County Public Health, the Ohio Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization.
We continue to follow best hygiene practices for workplaces – including regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in our buildings, making hand sanitizer available to staff and customers, and encouraging frequent hand-washing.
Our Library locations are open and maintaining regular business hours. We are developing staffing and service models should we need to reduce services or hours at any of our locations. We encourage any concerned customers, especially those in high-risk populations, to stay home if they are feeling ill or are simply concerned about potential exposure.
If our customers choose to remain at home, we encourage them to take advantage of our online library resources.
We will post announcements on our website, www.akronlibrary.org, and on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). We will continue to communicate any further updates to the Library system because of COVID-19.