Parents, you may want to stock up on library goodies this weekend.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Baltimore County Public Library locations will be closed Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29. Programs and mobile services will be cancelled through May 3.  All branches will be open on Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Book drops will be closed during the closure, fines not incurred, and all books on hold will remain available for pickup for seven (7) days after the library reopens.

“This was an agonizing decision,” said Baltimore County Public Library Director Paula Miller, “because libraries are the social glue of our communities and we know that many Baltimore County residents rely on us. However, protecting the health of customers and staff is our highest priority and we will do anything we can to minimize the spread of this pandemic.”

For those who still wish to use library services, the library offers a variety of digital options, including e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming movies and e-magazines. The library’s virtual branch, bcpl.info, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Any additional information will be posted on their website as well as their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

 

Editor’s Note: This is a press release from Baltimore County Public Library.