Library Temporarily Suspends Phased Reopening

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Anderson Public Library has put the health and safety of the community and its staff as its first priority. The library serves a large community of residents who may be at higher risk to the effects of the virus and has created plans to protect these residents as much as possible.

The library administration has been closely monitoring the growing number of active COVID-19 cases in Anderson County. With the increasing case count, ensuring the safety of all visitors to the library is becoming less likely.

Due to this growing concern, the library’s board of trustees has made the decision to temporarily suspend the phased reopening plan. Public access to the library building, starting Monday, July 20th, will no longer be available. This decision will be evaluated weekly in cooperation with the Anderson County Health Department to see if conditions allow for the safe reopening of the building.

Although library members will not be able to enter the building, they will still be able to checkout items through the library’s contactless curbside pickup service. The library’s many digital resources are also still available and can be accessed here.

Please continue to watch the library’s website and Facebook page for further updates. Administrators are continuing to track the situation and will update the public when additional information is available.

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