As questions and concerns continue to rise about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Bossier Parish Libraries are taking precautionary measures to minimize the impact of the virus in our communities. Effective Saturday, March 14, the library will suspend all library programs and events, including outreach events.
“We are taking necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of this illness. The health and safety of our staff and patrons is of utmost importance,” stated Heather McEntee, Director of Libraries for Bossier Parish Libraries. “We are in constant contact with city, parish, and state officials and are making these decisions in the best interest of public health.”
Effective Saturday, March 14, all library programs, events, and outreach activities will be suspended until further notice. This includes story times, craft programs, book clubs, classes, field trips, and after school programs. Additionally, use of the libraries’ meeting rooms has been suspended.
Patrons are still able to visit and use the library to check out materials, use computers, and study rooms. In addition patrons are encouraged to utilize the library’s online resources such as OverDrive, Hoopla, Flipster, and others to download eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, videos, and music. If patrons need to renew their library cards or help with their PIN, they can call the library and staff will be able to assist them over the phone.
“We are doing our part to minimize the impact of this virus in our local community,” added McEntee. “Library staff are encouraged to stay home if they are sick and we have sanitation protocols in place for disinfecting library materials and surfaces.”
For more information about the library’s response, including a COVID-19 resource guide, visit www.bossierlibrary.org.