COVID-19

A Message Regarding COVID-19

 

The budget vote and trustee election scheduled for April 7, 2020, has been cancelled.

The Longwood Public Library Board of Trustees has decided that there will be no increase in library taxes for the coming fiscal year due to the hardship and financial impact of the pandemic on our community.  More information will be available in the future regarding the trustee election. Any resident with questions or concerns is encouraged to contact Library Director Lisa Jacobs via email at lisa@longwoodlibrary.org.
 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Longwood Public Library will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, until further notice.

The decision to close is a difficult one that was not made lightly. We understand that not having access to the library building and our many resources causes a hardship for many in the Longwood community. But after many conversations, the library leadership feels that closing is in the best interest of our staff and patrons. The library needs to do its part in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.
 
During this time, patrons may keep their library materials at home without late fines. There is no need to return items during the building closure. If you return items to the book drop when the library is closed they will remain on your library account until staff return to the building after the closure and check the items in.
 
During the closure, the library's board and administration will monitor the situation, consult with government and health officials, and communicate any updates via the LPL website, email newsletters, and social media.
 
As a reminder, the following resources are available 24/7 through the library's website:
 

Borrow eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from Overdrive or RB Digital

Stream music, movies, audiobooks and eBooks from Hoopla

Stream movies from Kanopy

Access digital magazines from Flipster

Access online homework help through Brainfuse

Take online learning courses through Creativebug, Gale Courses, Hoonuit, Niche Academy or Universal Class