In order to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Aloha Community Library will close to the public from March 15 until further notice. We will continue to monitor the guidance of public health authorities and make plans to reopen when advised that it is safe for our staff and community to resume our regular schedule.
This has not been an easy decision, since we know that our neighbors have come to rely on us as a resource for entertainment, gathering, study, and for some, shelter. For others, library staff are their main source for connection and conversation. We have altered our cleaning schedules and service format over the past couple of weeks to try to keep up with public health guidelines. At this time, the best gift we can give our community is to take a role in preventing spread of the virus to those we care about so much.
As a member of Washington County Cooperative Library Services, we will work with our partner libraries across the county to establish temporary policies to ensure that no one is penalized for overdue materials. Updates will be provided at alohalibrary.org as decisions are made. Current information about the operational status of WCCLS libraries and additional COVID-19 response information can be found at wccls.org/covid-19.
Services on Saturday, March 14, will remain limited. No seating or public computer use is available. Only collection browsing and check out of materials will be allowed. We will be open during our regular hours, 10am-5pm.
Until we can welcome everyone back to our library, please stay healthy and safe. Check alohalibrary.org, facebook.com/alohalibrary, and instagram.com/alohacommunitylibrary for local updates and to see what we’re up to. We will see you all soon.