COVID-19 Library Update

Updated: 4/1/2020- Closure Extended

In light of recent developments related to COVID-19, the Richwood Library is making appropriate accommodations. The health and safety of our patrons and staff continues to be our top priority. Due to the ongoing monitoring of guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and directives given by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Library Board of Trustees has canceled all programs and events from today, March 13 to Friday, May 1. This includes all events held in the library's community room. In addition, the library will be closing to the public from Monday, March 16 to Friday, May 1. During this emergency closure, the library will be extending all due dates to Monday, May 18. Please consider exploring the digital resources that the library has to offer from the safety of your home. You can download eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive or Libby, or stream movies on Hoopla. 

Please note that the situation with the Coronavirus is evolving daily. We will continue to evaluate the situation during the closure. For the latest information, refer to our website or social media accounts. 

Trusted Information Sources
Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local and national agencies below.
 
Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health maintains a website with the up-to-date information on the outbreak, current risk to the public, and links to helpful resources. https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Novel-Coronavirus
ODH has also set up a call center to address questions regarding COVID-19. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Centers for Disease Control
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set up a website with a range of information about the current risk to the public, symptoms to watch for, prevention, testing, and advice for schools, communities and businesses.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html