TEMPORARY BUILDING CLOSURE FOR THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF ENID & GARFIELD COUNTY
(Updated March 31 @ 3:20 PM)
As a precaution to limit the exposure of COVID-19 and to protect the safety and health of our community and staff, the Enid Public Library will be closed to the public from Tuesday, March 17 until Thursday, April 30 (subject to change).
Though we do not take the decision to close our doors lightly, we take the CDC’s recommendations for social distancing seriously and the health of our community and staff is our first priority.
However, we are still offering digital resources for our community. We have two digital libraries online with streaming material that is available 24/7 and includes a diverse selection of movies, audio books, books, and other materials. We also have research, access to news, car repair manuals, study material, & more on our website at enid.okpls.org/databases.
The library will start a new, free service for curbside delivery of books on active holds and for books placed on reserve. A how-to video will be posted on social media showing how to reserve books through our catalog. Story Time, book reviews, and some other programming will be streamed online for public viewing.
Please note that we will be extending all item due dates through May 4th, and any fines will be forgiven. Please keep your current checked out items at home for the time being. And as always, we never charge overdue fines.
We will continue to monitor the situation and update our social media pages and website with current news and information vital to the safety and health of all of our community members.
Please keep yourselves and others safe by washing your hands for at least 20-seconds with soap and water, avoiding crowds larger than 50 people, and by following all safety guidelines through the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Links & Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): the official government website has up-to-date information on the symptoms of COVID-19 and what you can do to protect yourself and others from spreading germs.
Oklahoma State Department of Health: the official Oklahoma website has compiled information on the COVID-19 pandemic and CDC recommendations. A call center is open for anyone with questions. Call: 877-215-8336. Hours change weekly.
World Health Organization (WHO): A world-wide organization that provides information on health coverage, health emergencies, and overall well-being.
Garfield County Emergency Management: local response when disasters such as the pandemic happen.