Woodstock Public Library Closed Until April Due To COVID-19

The Woodstock Public Library is closed until April 6th, however you can still access services online.

WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock Public Library is closed until April 6th.

In a statement released earlier this week, CEO David Harvie says the facility closed as of this past Sunday, March 15th at 5:00 pm.

Harvie says they are working with their partners at the City to closely monitor the information and developments surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

He adds all of the library programs, events and room rentals will be cancelled and they will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate whether that date will have to be extended.

In the statement, Harvie says they had not taken this decision lightly and he says their top priority is ensuring the health and well-being of the communities, and the safety and concern of customers and staff. 

They are taking several steps during the temporary closure so that the public is supported as much as possible. 

They ask that if you have books on loan to hang onto them, as the due dates will be on April 16th so late fees won’t incur. Also, any outstanding library fees won’t accumulate either.

If you have a book on hold, they will be waiting for you once the Library reopens. 

Online resources will still be available 24/7 and you can use your library card to access them remotely.

You can visit here to download e-books, e-audiobooks and magazines, stream movies and music and use our online resources. 

Harvie says they will continue to closely work with the City and health officials and they’ll commit to keep residents up-to-date as things evolve and change. He says they encourage people to stay informed on COVID-19 by referring to credible resources in the meantime.

You can still call the library if you have any questions at 519-539-4801 during office hours Monday-Friday. 

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