All Fairfield County District Library Locations Closing
In response to Governor DeWine’s order to limit public activity in an effort to mitigate the spread of the corona virus (COVID-19), The Board of Trustees and Administration have made the difficult but necessary decision to close all Fairfield County District Library (FCDL) locations beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least Monday, April 6. This is an unprecedented but important measure to keep everyone in our community and on staff as healthy as possible.
If you have library materials checked out, please keep them until the FCDL reopens. All book drops will be locked during this closure. Due dates will be adjusted and there are no late fees for overdue materials. If you have any items on the hold shelf, they will be waiting for you when the FCDL reopens. If you have placed items on hold, you will maintain your place in line. Check the library’s website or follow via social media for information updates as they become available.
While all FCDL physical locations will be closed, you can still access library resources online. eBooks, eMagazines, downloadable audiobooks, streaming movies and music and tools for online learning are all available to library cardholders.
We invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website. You can download eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive, stream movies and checkout eBooks and audiobooks on Hoopla. Check out the resources on the left or go to “Digital Services” If you have questions, please call the library at 740-653-2745.
The Fairfield County District Library hopes to resume full service as soon as possible but will continue to abide by the recommendations of local and state health officials.
To stay healthy, the CDC and other health agencies recommend:
- Washing your hands frequently. Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Trusted Information Sources
Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local and national agencies below.
Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health maintains a website with up-to-date information on the outbreak, current risk to the public, and links to helpful resources. You can visit their website at https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Novel-Coronavirus. ODH has also set up a call center to address questions regarding COVID-19. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
Centers for Disease Control
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set up a website with a range of information about the current risk to the public, symptoms to watch for, prevention, testing, and advice for schools, communities and businesses. You can visit their website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
The situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is evolving daily. We will keep you informed of any changes to our scheduled events.