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UPDATE: Monday, March 30, 2020: Consistent with the Governor’s order to close Pennsylvania schools indefinitely, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries directs Pennsylvania public libraries to remain closed and cease all operations that provide routine, in-person library services until further notice is given.

As the situation evolves and additional authoritative information becomes available, we will act on the guidance we receive from public health scientists with the intention of restoring library services as quickly – and safely – as possible. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!

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UPDATE: Monday, March 23, 2020, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education extended the closure of all K-12 Pennsylvania schools through at least April 6. Consistent with the Governor’s order and Secretary Rivera’s closure extension for K-12 schools, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries directs Pennsylvania public libraries to remain closed and cease all public or in-person services through at least April 6, 2020.

As the situation evolves and additional authoritative information becomes available, we will act on the guidance we receive from public health scientists with the intention of restoring library services as quickly – and safely – as possible. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!

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MARCH 13, 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT: Friday March 13, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor COVID-19 in the commonwealth, and at the end of 10 days will reevaluate and decide whether continued closure is needed.

Consistent with the Governor’s efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all public libraries across Pennsylvania will follow this guidance and also close for the safety of their communities including Benson Memorial Library and all CCFLS libraries.

Thank you for your attention and care during this time – we will be so excited to welcome you back soon. 

Until the library opens again, feel free to hang on to your checked out materials. All fines for materials due during this period will be waived. In the meantime, please check out our great digital resources like ebooks and audiobooks!

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Situation Summary

Coronavirus Information for Educators

Coronavirus Fact Sheet (PDF)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Preventing COVID-19 from Spreading in Communities

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Businesses and Employers

Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Coronavirus Fact Sheet (PDF)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation

WHO Report (PDF)