COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE - May 25, 2021

Clark County Public Libraries to Resume Normal Hours, Introduce New Mask Requirements, Beginning June 2nd

(Springfield, OH--)

Beginning Wednesday, June 2nd, all Clark County Public Library locations will resume normal hours of operation.  The updated hours will be:

  • Main Library: M-Th 9AM-8PM, Fri. 9AM-5PM, Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM
  • Branch Locations: M-Th 10AM-8PM, Fri.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. Closed

Also beginning on June 2nd, the library will not require those patrons that are fully vaccinated to wear masks in our library facilities.  We strongly encourage our patrons who are not fully vaccinated, to please continue to wear a mask while visiting the libraries.

According to Library Director, Bill Martino, “As Governor DeWine announced, the vast majority of health orders will be rescinded on June 2, 2021, at 12:01 AM EDT.  I feel that pulling back the masking requirements for those patrons who are fully vaccinated and returning to our normal hours of operation, keeps us in line with state and local guidelines."  

Other service updates for June 2nd include:

  • Patrons will once again be allowed in-person Bookmobile visits with a limit of 2-3 patrons at a time on our Sprinter Bookmobile and 5-6 patrons at a time on our Thomas bookmobile.

Beginning June 14th:

  • The Fountain Avenue entrance doors of the Main Library will be open for patron use.
  • Masks will be available at all library entrances, for those patrons who chose to wear one.

And beginning July 6th:

  • The Rotunda area of the Main Library will be open for patron use.

“All of these things are, per usual, subject to change given any uptick in the severity of the pandemic.  I appreciate all of the sacrifices that the community has made over the last year.  Hopefully, we are moving toward an end to the pandemic and a resumption of “normal” life” said Martino.

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UPDATE 3-29-21

Check Yourself Out at the Library with a COVID-19 At Home Test Kit!

Kits will be available at any CCPL location via our curbside service beginning April 5th, 2021.

Starting April 5th, you can call the location of your choice to request your at home test kit.  Main  Library (937) 328-6914, Enon Branch (937) 864-6502, Houston Branch (937) 462-8047, Park Branch (937) 322-2498 and Village Branch (937) 322-2498.

As the Clark County Public Library and their staff are not trained medical professionals, we are not able to answer medical questions related to the test kits. We are also unable to assist with any diagnosis questions, test results, or instructions on how to properly administer the test. Please discuss any questions of this nature with your healthcare provider.

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UPDATE 3-10-21

The Clark County Public Library will begin offering free, take-home COVID-19 test kits, to the public beginning in early April.  The library will receive a limited supply of the kits to distribute to the community.  The State of Ohio is partnering with distribution sites throughout the state, like libraries, to make testing for COVID more accessible to its citizens.

According to Library Director Bill Martino, “We feel that this is a way in which we can do our part to help eradicate the pandemic by providing free COVID rapid tests to Clark County residents.  The test will be distributed to residents at our five locations using contact-less curbside delivery thereby mitigating any potential COVID transaction between library staff members and those requesting a kit.”

The test kits will be available for pick-up at any Clark County Public Library location, via the library’s curbside service only.  More details on how the public may reserve and   pick-up the kits will be announced in the coming weeks on the library’s website and social media channels.

As the Clark County Public Library and their staff are not trained medical professionals, we are not able to answer medical questions related to the test kits.  We are also unable to assist with any diagnosis questions, test results, or instructions on how to properly administer the test.  Please discuss any questions of this nature with your healthcare provider.

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UPDATE: 1-6-2021

All locations of the Clark County Public Library will transition back to in person services beginning Monday, January 11th, 2021.

In library services offered include:

• Browse books, movies and other items to borrow.
• Copy, fax, scan and print documents.
• Limited computer availability.
• Limited staff assistance with tasks that don’t allow for social
distancing. Masks must be worn.
• Curbside service.
• Register for a library card.
• Limited WiFi use in the designated WiFi area.
• Studying and researching.

Curbside printing will be discontinued, while we are open to the public.

All other in-library services and activities have been discontinued.

Tables and chairs, toys, study rooms, meeting rooms, in person library programs, etc… that encouraged you to linger or form gatherings in the library prior to the pandemic are not available.

Activities that require remaining in the library but are not part of the in-library services offered are not permitted.

These activities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Leisure reading
• Business meetings
• Eating

Patrons will still be able to place holds on materials in our library collections, either online at www.ccplohio.org or by calling the following:

Main Library – (937) 328-6903
Enon Branch – (937) 864-2502
Houston Branch – (937) 462-8047
Park Branch – (937) 322-2498
Village Branch – (937) 322-2226

Our public Wi-Fi signal will remain on 24/7, with access available outside at all of our buildings. Digital resources will also be available for use with your library card. For those that don’t have a library card, a digital library card may be requested by emailing ebooks@ccpl.lib.oh.us.

As always, the health and safety of our patrons and staff is a top priority.
Any updates or changes to this information will be posted on the library’s website at www.ccplohio.org, opens a new window and can also be found on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Services available at any given time are subject to change.

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UPDATE: 12-4-20

Beginning Monday, December 7th, all locations of the library will offer Curbside Printing.

To print an email message or attachment, forward your email to:

Black & White Printer: tbs-CCPL-bw@eprintitservice.com

When you receive the email confirming your job was received call your preferred location to arrange pick-up.

MAIN: (937) 328-6903   ENON: (937) 864-2502   HOUSTON: (937) 462-8047   PARK: (937) 322-2498   VILLAGE: (937) 322-2226

UPDATE – 11-20-20

Due to the Stay at Home Advisory issued by the Clark County Combined Health District, all locations of the Clark County Public Library will transition to Curbside ONLY Service, beginning Monday, November 23rd.

Patrons will still be able to place holds on materials in our library collections, either online at www.ccplohio.org or by calling the following:
Main Library – (937) 328-6903
Enon Branch – (937) 864-2502
Houston Branch – (937) 462-8047
Park Branch – (937) 322-2498
Village Branch – (937) 322-2226
Our public Wi-Fi signal will remain on 24/7, with access available outside at all of our buildings. Digital resources will also be available for use with your library card. For those that don’t have a library card, a digital library card may be requested by emailing ebooks@ccpl.lib.oh.us.
As always, the health and safety of our patrons and staff is a top priority.

Any updates or changes to this information will be posted on the library’s website at www.ccplohio.org, opens a new window and can also be found on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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UPDATE – 11-06-2020

Library to resume in-person service for patrons beginning November 9th, 2020

(Springfield, OH–)

All locations of the Clark County Public Library will resume normal business hours beginning Monday, November 9th, 2020, after being closed to in-person service for the last two weeks. The library will continue to offer curbside service.

As a reminder, hours of operation will be as follows:

Monday-Thursday (all locations): 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday (all locations): 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday (Main Library): 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Special Senior Hours (Main Library): Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Patrons will still be able to place holds on materials in our library collections, either online at www.ccplohio.org or by calling your preferred branch.

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UPDATE – 10/26/2020

All Clark County Public Library Locations to Move to Curbside Only Service Beginning Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

(Springfield, OH–)

Due to a positive case of COVID-19 in our library community, and in an effort to mitigate further spread, all locations of the Clark County Public Library will move to a curbside service only model for at least the next two weeks (beginning October 27th, 2020) in order to limit both public and staff exposure.

Patrons will still be able to place holds on materials in our library collections, either online at www.ccplohio.org or by calling the following:

Main Library – (937) 937-328-6903

Enon Branch – (937) 864-2502

Houston Branch – (937) 462-8047

Park Branch – (937) 322-2498

Village Branch – (937) 322-2226

Our public Wi-Fi signal will remain on 24/7, with access available outside at all of our buildings.  Digital resources will also be available for use with your library card.  For those that don’t have a library card, a digital library card may be requested by emailing ebooks@ccpl.lib.oh.us.

As always, the health and safety of our patrons and staff is a top priority.

Any updates or changes to this information will be posted on the library’s website at www.ccplohio.org and can also be found on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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In the event that Clark County moves to PURPLE on the COVID-19 scale for the state of Ohio, the library will switch to curbside service ONLY.

Hours – MONDAY-THURSDAY (all locations) 10AM – 12PM and 1PM-7:30PM, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (all locations) 10AM – 12PM and 1PM-4:30 PM, SUNDAY (Main) 1PM-4:30PM
JUST FOR SENIORS (Main Library only) MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-10AM.

This poster outlines some of the changes that we are making and asking our patrons to make, in order to have our buildings open.

http://ccplofhio.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Reopening-Poster-No-2.pd

* Just as a reminder we ARE NOT taking any book or materials donations at this time.

“We are looking forward to once again opening our doors to the public. We appreciate your patience as we have navigated through the pandemic. However, since everything is not yet back to normal and the virus is still a threat, we are modifying our hours and service models to ensure both staff and patron safety. All staff will be wearing masks and patrons are strongly recommended to wear facial covering as well. Masks will be offered for free for anyone without a mask that wishes to wear one. The Main Library and the branches will be open to the public for 90 minute intervals and then will be closed for 30 minutes for cleaning and sanitizing. We will also be limiting the number of people in each building at one time. The goal is to allow patrons to browse the shelves, get their materials and depart. We, like everyone else, are hopeful that this “new normal” will not last much longer and that we can get back to life as we know it.”
–Bill Martino, Library Director

Take a look at the services we will offer during Phase 2 of our Reopening:

http://ccplohio.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Phase-2-Library-Services.pdf

UPDATE: 6/11/20

Based on the Governor’s Plan to Reopen Ohio, all Clark County Libraries will remain closed to the public until Wednesday, June 24th, 2020. In addition, all in-person library programs have been suspended until July.  Hours that we are open to process your requests have also temporarily changed from what is posted on our website.  All locations are closing at 5PM on Fridays and Saturdays and the Main Library is now also closed on Sunday.

Book and AV returns at all locations are now available for patron use.

Beginning Monday, May 18th, we will begin curbside delivery of library materials. Patrons will be able to call the library of their choice and select materials for pick-up.  You may also place holds via our online catalog at http://catalog.ccpl.lib.oh.us/polaris/.
Main Library – (937) 328-6903
Enon Branch – (937)( 864-2502
Houston Branch – (937) 462-8047
Park Branch – (937) 322-2498
Village Branch – (937) 322-2226
Also beginning Monday, we will have online and phone Reference available (937) 328-6903, with our librarians standing by to answer your questions. More information about both of these services and guidelines will be available on our website at www.ccplohio.org and on our social media channels like Facebook.

As this is a fluid situation, date information is tentative and subject to change.

UPDATE: 4/27/20

Based on the Governor’s Plan to Reopen Ohio, all Clark County Libraries will remain closed till Monday, May 18th, 2020. In addition, all library programs have been suspended until July.

Book Returns will be available at noon on May 11th. Library items you have checked out need to be returned by May 18th, their new due date.

As this is a fluid situation, date information is tentative and subject to change.

UPDATE: 4/2/20

News Release—For Immediate Release
All Clark County Libraries will remain closed till Monday, May 4th, 2020.
Loan periods will be extended during the closure and all book and AV returns will be locked. Patrons are asked to hold on to their materials until after the libraries re-open.
All Clark County Public Library locations will have WiFi available and accessible in our parking lots during the time that we are closed.
As always, patrons can access digital library materials with their library card. Those without a library card can email ebooks@ccpl.lib.oh.us to get set-up with a digital library card and PIN number.
Visit us at www.ccplohio.org for access to digital resources.
Library Director, Bill Martino, wanted to emphasize that while “While we regret having to do this, I feel that it is in the best interest of the community that we do our part to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus. We are all in this together and we look forward to the day when we can start serving the community, in person, very soon.”
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As always, you can access digital library resources with your library card.  Ebooks and eAudiobooks are available through Overdrive and the Libby app, stream music and more with Hoopla and stream movies and TV shows with Kanopy and Recorded Books Digital.  Visit our website at www.ccplohio.org for access to digital resources.

For those of you who don’t have a library card and would like to utilize our digital resources while we are closed please email ebooks@ccpl.lib.oh.us and we will set you up with a temporary digital library card and PIN number.

UPDATE: 4/2/20

All library programs and events will be cancelled till at least May 4th, 2020. This includes all meetings scheduled by outside groups to take place in our meeting rooms.

UPDATE: 3/13/20
We are continuing to monitor the U. S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Clark County Combined Health District for updates.  At present, we are taking additional steps beyond regular practices and cleaning and sanitizing countertops and workspaces.  We are also making hand gel sanitizers available for library users.

Everyone has a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and staying healthy.  Please stay home and do not visit the library if you are exhibiting signs of the flu or if you are not feeling well.  We invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website.  You can download eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive, stream movies and checkout eBooks, audiobooks, and music on Hoopla and Kanopy.

http://ccplohio.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-Message-From-Director.pdf

Help stop the spread of germs!

You may see this poster around our libraries reminding people to help stay healthy and stop the spread of germs by following these simple steps.

For more information and weekly updates on COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), please visit the Ohio Department of Health website at: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home.

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