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ML NCRL Library to close March 16th - April 24th due to COVID-19 Coronavirus Concerns


- Moses Lake, WA


The North Central Regional Library in Downtown Moses Lake will close their doors starting March 16th till the 24th of April due to COVID-19 concerns.

In an email sent out to local library members Executive Director Barbara Walters said

“As you may have seen on the news this afternoon, Governor Inslee has issued a statewide order closing schools, canceling public gatherings, and enforcing social distancing. When schools are closed, our public libraries have always become gathering places for children and their families. As a result, there isn’t a way for us to remain open while ensuring the safety of our staff and members of our communities.”

During the closure of libraries, we are making the following changes:

  • All due dates have been automatically extended until April 24. As always, we don’t have any late fees.

  • Our Mail Order Library will continue mailing library materials. All library card holders in our service area can request items to be mailed to their house. Instructions can be found here.

  • We encourage everyone to explore the many online resources and digital materials available on our website. We have ebooks, audiobooks, video streaming, magazines, newspapers, and a lot more.

  • Plans are being made for library staff to continue to work and be paid during the closure period.

  • We will explore ways to provide limited services in the near future, and will communicate those options as soon as possible.

  • Updates about our response to the COVID-19 outbreak and how it affects library services can be found at ncrl.org/coronavirus.

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