Pierce County Library Board discusses serving the community during the pandemic – The Suburban Times

Posted: May 13, 2020 at 5:44 am


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PIERCE COUNTY, Washington The Pierce County Library System Board of Trustees will discuss how the Library System is serving communities while the library buildings are closed to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic 2019 (COVID-19) and in compliance with Gov. Jay Inslees Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order. Also, at the meeting the Board will talk about plans to reopen library buildings to the public in the coming months. Join the meetingvia conference call, 1-510-338-9438, access code: 623 788 004 #, attendee ID: #, on Wednesday, May 13, at 3:30 p.m.

At the May meeting, the Board of Trustees will conduct the following business.

Library services during the pandemic:While the Pierce County Librarys buildings are closed, the Library System is enthusiastically and actively delivering library servicesonlineand in the community. People can get and start using alibrary cardimmediately and gain access to all online library services. Online services includee-books, audiobooks, and magazinesande-sources resourcesto help with personal and professional goals, Ancestry Library, Tumblebook Library featuring animated, talking picture books, and tools for students while studying at home with real-time, online tutors.

Pierce County residents are eagerly accessing these high-valued services:

Planning for opening library buildings:Staff is preparing to reopen libraries in alignment with Governor Inslees Safe Start Washington plan to safely reopen businesses and other activities. Libraries are included in Phase 3 of the reopening plan. As many public health and government leaders are planning, the Library is also preparing to phase in the offering of services with a turning of a dial, and not flipping a switch.The Board will discussplans for staff to return to the buildings and prepare to provide service in library buildings.The Library is committed to safe and welcoming libraries for the publics use and a safe work place for staff.

More information:piercecountylibrary.org/about-us/board-trustees/board-agenda-packets/Default.htm

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