The director of the Talbot County Free Library, Dana Newman, announced today that, in keeping with Governor Hogan’s directive that all non-essential businesses remain closed and that we practice social distancing, the Talbot County Free Library will be closed through Sunday, April 12, with the intent of reopening on Monday, April 13. All library programs and meeting room reservations are cancelled through the end of April.
The Library Board of Trustees has made this decision as a precautionary measure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, with the health and safety of Talbot County residents as its primary goal. The library is doing everything it can to mitigate any inconvenience this causes its patrons.
Based on recommendations from the state of Maryland in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all library book-drops will be closed starting Saturday, March 28. Patrons are asked to hold on to any items they may have, and return them when the library reopens. Fines will not be charged while the library is closed.Delivery of inter-library loans and holds from other Eastern Shore libraries will be suspended until at least April 13.
All AARP Tax Aid appointments are cancelled for the rest of the season.
If you have a library card and internet access, you can go to http://www.tcfl.org/eresources/ and enjoy the library’s many eResources, including eBooks, streaming movies, audiobooks, music, and much more.
If you don’t already have a library card, you may sign up for a temporary card by going to http://www.tcfl.org/find/?content=getacard, and then you too can access all the library eResources listed above!
Please check the library’s website or Facebook page for updates. You can also find updated information about Talbot County’s response to COVID-19 at http://talbotcovid19.org/
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