COVID-19 LIBRARY CLOSURE EXTENDED - We have extended our temporary closure to align with recommendations from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health and area school district closings. Branches will be closed at least until April 27. Learn more here.

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COVID 19

Coronavirus Pandemic: What You Need to Know

 

Library Services Temporarily Suspended

In an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the St. Charles City-County Library has extended the time of our temporary closure to align with recommendations from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health and area school district closings: 

  • Library facilities will be closed to the public until at least April 27

  • All in-person classes and events have been canceled until at least June 1

  • Library materials will now be due on June 1

  • Book drops are unavailable, so enjoy your books, music, movies, and everything else until branches reopen. Holds waiting for pickup will remain on the shelf until then.

Any future updates or changes will be posted on the Library’s social media channels and website. As we continue to monitor recommendations from health and government officials, we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Information you can trust

As coronavirus continues to spread, it is important to seek information from trusted sources. 24-hour news cycles and online panic sometimes turn good information into exaggeration - especially in the midst of concerns about health and welfare. 

The Library recommends these sources for reliable information about COVID-19:
 

COVID-19 Community Resources

 


Visit the Community Council of St. Charles County’s  COVID-19 Resources page to find out about available assistance and resources.

 

To find local services and get help today call 211 or visit
United Way's
2-1-1 Website.

 


If you need assistance please Ask Us now!

 

Other recommended resources

Library Resources

Get more information about pandemics, best hygiene practices, and what the medical community is doing to respond to those who are ill.

 


During a public health emergency, up-to-the-minute, reliable information is important. All New York Times articles on the coronavirus pandemic can be found on their Coronavirus Outbreak page - logging in is not required.

(Note: if you desire to read more of the Times, please visit our eNewsstand for free New York Times login information.)

Coronavirus: What is it? What are the symptoms? How is it treated?

Photo credit: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

What is a pandemic and what do you need to know?

Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know® by P.C. Doherty

The Hand Book: Surviving in a Germ-Filled World by Miryam Z. Wahrman

Handwashing is part of basic hygiene and your best defense against viruses. The Hand Book serves as a road map to safer hands and better hygiene and health.

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