Due to rising COVID numbers, Moore library returns to curbside services only

LOCAL NEWS — On Monday, the Moore County Public Library (MCPL) announced it would be return to curbside services only “due to a rise of COVID cases in our community.”

All scheduled programs including the Brown Bag Book Club, Story Explorers, and Lil Bookworms were also cancelled until further notice. The library will replace some children’s programming with “Take & Make” activities for patrons.

Need books or movies from the Moore County Public Library? Checkout what’s available in their online catalog, call them with your list. and they will have it ready for you to pickup curbside. (Photo Credit: MCPL)

State health officials feared that a spike in new, active COVID 19 cases could occur following Thanksgiving and their fears are realizing. Since Thanksgiving Day, Moore County has experienced 61 new cases in less than two weeks. That’s an average of over four new cases per day.

According to Director Peggy Gold, the MCPL will still be open to serve its community on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Patrons can reserve books and movies by phone and a member of the MCPL staff will deliver them curbside. Faxing and photocopying is still available and laptops and Chromebook can still be checked out with a valid driver’s license. Library staff also reminds locals that the MCPL serves as a community hotspot and free Wi-Fi is always available from the library parking lot.

You can view the Moore County Library’s full catalog by clicking here. For information, contact library staff at 931-759-7285 or visit their Facebook page by clicking here. •

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