We know you’ve been paying close attention to the impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak in our region. We wanted to notify you about key changes the Library is making, based on new information from the County Public Health Department, to protect the well being of our patrons and staff while continuing to provide essential library services.
The Library is still open
At this time, the Mount Vernon City Library will continue to operate with standard hours, and will continue to offer item holds. To reduce exposure, the Library will increase sanitation practices, in addition to removing toys and other difficult-to-sanitize items. We will also remove some furniture and computers to create better social distances.
All programs, events and meeting room bookings canceled through Wednesday, April 22nd
Due to current guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting the high-risk populations we serve, as of Wednesday, March 11th, we are canceling all programs, storytimes, and special events through April 22nd. All meetings scheduled in the Library Conference Room will be canceled or rescheduled.
Patrons can stay updated on changes to Library services on our website. You can also follow the Library Facebook page to stay updated.
During this challenging time, we want to encourage you to check out the Library’s many online books and media and other resources, including e-books and e-audiobooks, streaming TV, movie and music services, and online classes.
We know these changes will impact our patrons. We will work hard to keep communicating with you about changes and get your pressing questions answered. Please share questions or concerns with Library staff, either in person or via the Library’s email.
In the meantime, you can also stay informed through some of the region’s best resources on this crisis, including Skagit County Public Health, the Washington State Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.