Update: Local libraries suspending programs, events

Augusta County LibraryThe Augusta County Library has suspended all programs and meetings n an effort to slow the spread of the novel virus COVID-19.

The library’s Churchville and Fishersville location are offering curbside service to patrons, who may call either location, request materials, and have these materials brought out to their car once they have arrived at their selected locations. Additionally, the library will be waiving overdue fines.

The library is also encouraging patrons to utilize e-services such as Hoopla Digital, OverDrive/Libby, RBDigital, Early World of Learning, and EBSCO E-Books.

These online resources may be accessed at www.augustacountylibrary.org/apps.

Note that this information is subject to change. The Augusta County Library will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and make further decisions regarding library hours as needed. The Augusta County Library will seek to balance the safety and health of our community with its commitment to serving our citizens.

The Augusta County Library is located at 1759 Jefferson Hwy, Fishersville. There are five additional branches and stations located in Churchville, Craigsville, Deerfield, Middlebrook, and Stuarts Draft.

For questions or more information please contact the Fishersville location at 540-885-3961 or 540-949-6354.

Staunton Public Library announces temporary closure

staunton public libraryThe Staunton Public Library announced a temporary closure in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

This closure is in effect through April 15. While the facility is closed, staff will continue to work during limited hours and assist you by phone and email.

If you have reference questions or need help with your account call the library at 332.3902 or email library@ci.staunton.va.us.

Staff is working out details for alternate models of service to ensure that you and your families can still access important educational and leisure resources. There is hope to be able to provide some online story times, curbside pick-up service, and books at Staunton City School’s free meal pick-ups.

In the meantime, with your library card, you can access thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, comics, magazines, and more from the comfort of your own home 24/7. There are also scholarly databases and research resources available for free using your library card.

Visit www.stauntonlibrary.org for full details about our online collections.

For added flexibility, the Staunton Public Library and its partners in the Valley Libraries consortium are now offering extra renewals for items that don’t have holds and are waiving overdue fines during this period.

The City of Staunton wi-fi network will remain on, so you will still be able to access the library’s network from our parking lot.

Waynesboro Public Library closed until April 15

Waynesboro Public LibraryThe Waynesboro Public Library is also closing through April 15.

Late fees will not be charged during this time, so continue to enjoy previously checked out books and DVDs in the comfort of your home.

Be sure to take advantage of online resources including electronic books and audiobooks at www.waynesboropubliclibrary.org

Staff is standing by to assist you over the phone Monday through Saturday From 9am-5pm at 540-942-6746.

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