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Due to concerns over the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Putnam County Library system is closed until further notice effective Monday, March 16, 2020.

Dear Patrons and Friends,

With new CDC recommendations and calls for us all to actively avoid group interactions to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, The Putnam County Library (all branches) will be closing until further notice. We know that you rely on us for entertainment, access to internet, and information, and it pains us to not be available to you in these tough times. We, however, do not want to be an inadvertent cause of community spread while trying to help our community. We cannot ensure social distancing protocols will be observed, nor guarantee that our enhanced cleaning protocols will stop the spread of this virus. It is in everyone’s best interest that we be closed to the public until further notice.

During this time:

Library management will continue to monitor the situation and share updates with you from our community partners such as the Putnam County Health Department, Putnam County Schools, Putnam County Commission, and more, as well as state and national health organizations.

No fines will be accrued on current library items. Please keep them until the time we re-open. Items can also be returned via the book drop at each location, as they will be monitored, but again, please keep your items until you have been instructed otherwise.

The programming team hopes to be able to bring some online programming in the form of Facebook Live programs. Please keep a watch out for those.

The Library’s social media will be updated regularly, not only with information regarding the situation but also with resources for education and entertainment as schools remain closed (and with maybe a meme or two.)

Please utilize PCL’s digital libraries Libby and Hoopla. If you are new to these, please message us and we will do our best to walk you through the process of first-time use.

Please feel free to reach out to us using the Library’s social media, social media messaging apps, or email us at putnamlibrarywv@gmail.com. Continue to check out the website as well for updates and online resources Putnam.lib.wv.us.

Stay safe and well. We look forward to serving you again in person just as soon as we can.

Your Putnam Library staff