Library Closed Until Further Notice

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Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our community & to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the library will remain closed until further notice. We are unaware of any confirmed COVID-19 cases originating at the library. 

During this time, patrons may keep their library materials at home without late fines. There is no need to return items during the building closure. Remember the Library provides a wide array of online services, including free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines and more, available 24/7. 

APRIL 7th LIBRARY BUDGET VOTE CANCELED

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APRIL 7th LIBRARY BUDGET VOTE CANCELED 

 

The library board voted unanimously at a special meeting to cancel its budget vote and to have the library operate next year on the same budget as during its current fiscal year.  Board President Pat Dillon commented, “The Library Board, recognizing the extreme economic distress that this situation will have on our families, friends, neighbors, and community did not feel that it could in good faith go forward with asking local residents to support an increase in taxes right now.”

 

Library Director Janet Scherer commented “Library staff is working tirelessly to develop and implement new library services while our library doors must remain closed to help protect our community from the coronavirus.  We look forward to reopening our doors just as soon as it is safe to do so but in the meantime we are here for local residents in need of the kinds of information and support that they have always turned to the library for.”

 

The library plans to hold an election for two trustee seats in late June and details on that will follow.

 

The Library urges all local residents to visit the library's website at www.shpl.info to keep up with all of the latest news about the coronavirus and to find out about all the library services that are available to you.