Your Library and COVID-19
May 18, 2020
Now that the Governor has lifted the stay-at-home order, we have received good questions from our community about when libraries might reopen. We are currently working to re-establish services in a series of stages, all in cooperation with local, state, and CDC guidance to ensure the safest library experience for everyone.
Please stay tuned to these emails, our website and our social media channels for service updates in the coming weeks.
We can’t wait to see you again!
As a reminder you do not need to renew your materials. All items have been renewed until July 15 and no fines will be charged. Please keep any materials you’ve borrowed at home until we reopen.
If you have an Online Card with us, it will remain active through August 31st.
March 27, 2020
CCPL buildings are closed until further notice, but we are open 24/7 online. We will reopen our facilities when guidance indicates that it is safe for both the public and our staff to do so.
In these uncertain times, you can count on CCPL staff to be there for you. Our buildings may be closed, but the library is always open online. In addition to expanding access to our digital resources, our staff is working hard to create new online programming and learning opportunities for you.
As a reminder, all fines will be waived until we reopen and you do not need to renew your materials. Please keep any materials you’ve borrowed at home until we reopen.
The best way to get in touch with us is by email at email@example.com. We can also be contacted through CCPL’s Facebook page.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in these challenging times. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible.
March 16, 2020
We would like to share a reminder that there are no fines until we reopen and encourage you to hold onto materials you have checked out until the library reopens. If you have questions, please get in touch with us via Facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org
March 13, 2020
In cooperation with statewide efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Cecil County Public Library will close all branches beginning Sunday, March 15th, and reopen on Monday, March 30th. Our branches will be open Saturday, March 14, to give you an opportunity to stock up on books, movies, games, and magazines for all ages.
This was a very difficult decision for us and we hope our actions can contribute to the health and safety of our community.
Programs and Meeting Rooms
During the closure, all library programs and meeting room bookings are canceled until March 30.
Books and Digital Resources
Due dates for materials currently checked out will be automatically extended and no fines will be charged during this time. Community members can keep any materials currently checked out and return them when the library reopens.
We have a large variety of digital resources for all ages available 24/7 for downloading at home. We encourage you to use the Library’s digital streaming platforms to download free books, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, music, newspapers, and magazines.
While schools are closed, our online educational databases are available for both children and adults, in addition to online classes with Lynda and Gale Courses.
Student Virtual Cards
As a reminder, all CCPS students and Teachers have “virtual library cards” and can access online resources, books, databases, and downloads. For more information on how to use the cards, visit: https://www.cecil.ebranch.info/using-your-library/student-virtual-library-card/
Cecil County Public Library will continue to evaluate its response to COVID-19 with the guidance of health officials. You can stay up to date on any changes to library services through our website, in addition to Facebook and Instagram. For questions, contact us via social media or email us at email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support of the Cecil County Public Library.