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 4/10/2020    Public Libraries Remain Closed Until Further Notice!

When the time comes to carry out plans to re-open libraries, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries will provide libraries with a preparation period prior to any formal re-opening to the public.  This will give libraries time to develop staffing plans, quarantine and sanitize returned materials for at least one day, re-shelve returned materials, provide staff with training, address facility issues, etc.

If you have recommendations about the amount of time your library might need to prepare for re-opening or ways in which services might be phased-in, please share your ideas with your District Library Consultant.  Office of Commonwealth Libraries will consult with them to discuss your ideas as the elements of a sound re-opening plan are considered. See News & Notes for full details.

 3/23/2020   Libraries Closing Through at Least April 6

As the closure of K-12 schools is extended, public libraries are asked to close for routine, in-person library service through April 6.  See News & Notes for full details.

 3/20/2020   PA Library Association is here for you

Our small staff of four (4) are working to maintain operations during this evolving time.  If possible, we ask that you communicate with us via email as we tele-work.  Our business hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, and we will do our best to respond to you in a timely manner.  Email addresses can be found on our staff page at

 3/19/2020  Libraries to Observe Governor Wolf's Order to Close Businesses That Are Not Life-Sustaining

Governor Tom Wolf today ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. March 19, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement actions against businesses that do not close physical locations will begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21.


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