The Upper Merion Township Library is monitoring sources of information concerning the coronavirus and its effect on our community.
The library will be CLOSED to the public per direction from Governor Wolf’s office. We will re-open on Monday, March 30 at 9am.
The library will be auto-renewing all library material due over the next two weeks. You should not accrue late fees for library materials. If you do, please contact us beginning Monday, March 30 and we will gladly help clear your fines for current material checked out while the library is closed.
Drive-Up Book & Media Return
The library’s drive-up book and media (DVDs, audiobooks, Playaways, video games, music, etc.) is located in front of the building and is available 24/7 for those who are limiting their own exposure to public spaces.
All porgramming has been canceled through March 31st. Please make sure to be registered for any programs in April and beyond as we are contacting people directing when programs must be canceled. You can also check our website and Facebook page for information as well. We are making a concerted effort to ensure all program surfaces are cleaned before and after programs to prevent the spread of germs.
For those practicing social distancing, I encourage you to check out the number of online resources available through our eLibrary including audiobooks, magazines, eBooks, newspapers, movies, and more accessible 24/7! We even have some great resources for kids to enjoy as well!
- The library’s play space is currently unavailable as it undergoes extensive cleaning and disinfecting. Toys will return when it is deemed appropriate.
- The library’s toy collection that can be checked out is limited to larger toys with fewer pieces that can easily be cleaned. Toys being returned will be thoroughly cleaned and quarantined and returned when it is deemed appropriate.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC recommends the following steps:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, use your bent elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For more information on the coronavirus:
- Centers for Disease Control
- Montgomery County Office of Public Health
- PA Department of Health
- National Library of Medicine
- World Health Organization
- Upper Merion Township Response
The library will continue to provide additional information as it becomes available.