At the Anderson Public Library, Anderson County residents and library members are our first concern. With the growing Coronavirus pandemic and further recommendations from Governor Beshear and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, the Anderson Public Library will close its building to the public starting Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th.
The library takes temporarily shutting its doors to the public seriously. With a consensus from the library board of trustees, the decision was made to close the library to ensure both the health and safety of its staff as well as Anderson County residents.
Because the library will not be open to the public, all programs, meeting room reservations, tutoring, maker space/memory lab reservations, and other services available when physically visiting the library are cancelled/suspended. Reserving meeting room space will be suspended until further notice.
All due dates for items will be extended while the library is closed and all late fees will be waived. Members may hold on to the items they have checked out until the library reopens.
With the shutdown, members will no longer be able to checkout physical items. However, the library does offer an extensive online service that can be used with just a library card, computer/mobile device, and internet connection. Just go to aplkentucky.org/online for more details.
We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause and hope the pandemic situation improves rapidly. Please watch the library’s website at aplkentucky.org or Facebook page at facebook.com/aplibrary for more announcements. Library administrators are continually monitoring the situation as it develops and will update the public on further information on the shutdown.
In addition, the regularly scheduled library board of trustees meeting that is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 17th, at 6pm will still be held at the library. Public access to the meeting will be available via the parking lot entrance.