COVID-19

April 4, 2019: The Brown County Public Library continues to adjust its services and procedures in an effort to support its communities in the changing environment of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our top priority, and we regularly monitor and implement guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and the Brown County Health Department. Effective Tuesday, April 7, 2020 :

 All branches remain closed to the public through May 1, 2020, or until the Ohio Stay-AtHome order is lifted. Library operations will resume according to guidelines released by the CDC, ODH, or local health officials.

 All group programs and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

 Book drops are closed – all items EXCEPT WiFi Hotspots are now due on May 8.

 WiFi Hotspots may be due before May 8. Keep them until you are individually notified that they need to be returned.

 Fines accrued March 13-May 8 will be waived for all items except WiFi Hotspots.

 Fines/other library account issues will not prohibit cardholders from using electronic resources available through the library’s website.

March 31, 2020: We are continuing to work it the background to find resources that are helpful during this difficult time. Please check back frequently and view our COVID-19 Resource Page for helpful links. 

As of March 23, 2020: In compliance with the Ohio Department of Health Stay-At-Home Order, effective Monday, March 23, 2020, at 4:00pm :

  • All branches are closed to the public until April 7, 2020, or until the Stay-At-Home order is rescinded. Library operations will resume according to guidelines released by the State of Ohio or local health officials.
  • All group programs and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice.
  • Book drops are closed - please keep items until the dates listed below:
    • WiFi Hotspots are due on April 7
    • All other materials are due on April 20
  • Fines accrued March 13-April 20 will be waived for all items except Wifi Hotspots
  • Fines/other library account issues will not prohibit cardholders from using electronic resources

Voicemail and email will be monitored by each branch, and replies made as staffing permits. Please call or email your local branch to leave a message with any questions that you may have:

Georgetown:               937-378-3197                        marysheltonlibrary@gmail.com

Mt. Orab:                    937-444-1414                        bcplmto@gmail.com

Fayetteville-Perry:      513-274-BOOK (2665)          fayettevilleperrylibrary@gmail.com

Sardinia:                     937-446-1565                        sardinialibrary@gmail.com

As of March 19, 2020, The Brown County Public Library is continuing to closely monitor information about COVID-19 and adjust its services accordingly. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our top priority as we strive to meet the information needs of our communities. Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 5:00pm :

  • All branches are open by appointment only, with limited services, such as:
    -Pick up reserved items or other materials
    -Scan/fax/copy/print
    -Computer use in 1-hour increments
  • All group programs and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice
  • Due dates for all materials except Wifi Hotspots have been extended to April 20
  • Book drops are available 24/7
  • Fines accrued March 13 - April 20 will be waived for all items except Wifi Hotspots
  • Fines/other library account issues will not prohibit cardholders from using electronic resources

Contact your local branch branch by phone or email with questions, or to make an appointment:

Georgetown: 937-378-3197 marysheltonlibrary@gmail.com
Monday 9am-4pm; Wednesday 9am-4pm; Thursday 1pm-8pm; Friday 9am-4pm

Mt. Orab: 937-444-1414 bcplmto@gmail.com
Monday 9am-4pm; Tuesday 9am-4pm; Thursday 1pm-8pm; Friday 9am-4pm

Fayetteville-Perry: 513-274-BOOK (2665) fayettevilleperrylibrary@gmail.com
Monday 9am-4pm; Wednesday 9am-4pm; Thursday 1pm-8pm; Friday 9am-4pm

Sardinia: 937-446-1565 sardinialibrary@gmail.com
Monday 9am-4pm; Tuesday 9am-4pm; Wednesday 9am-4pm; Thursday 1pm-8pm

The Board and staff of the BCPL appreciate the cooperation and support of its communities as we work to fulfill our role as a community resource while protecting the health of patrons and staff. The library is doing everything possible to assure that sanitation practices are in accordance with CDC and ODH recommendations, and that ODH orders concerning mass gatherings and social distancing are also being followed.

We continue to work with and follow directives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Ohio Governor’s Office and Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Ohio Library Council (OLC) and State Library of Ohio (SLO), and the Brown County Board of Health. Future updates will be provided as these authorities release additional guidance. For the latest information, please check our website at browncountypubliclibrary.org.

 

As of March 17, 2020, the Brown County Public Library is continuing to closely monitor information about COVID-19 and adjust its services accordingly. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is a top priority as we strive to meet the information needs of our communities. At this time:

  • All branches are open and operating according to regular schedules
  • All group programs and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice
  • Hygiene and sanitation practices have been stepped up
  • Social distancing is being practiced
  • Due dates for all materials have been extended to April 20 
  • Book drops are available 24/7
  • Fines/other library account issues will not prohibit cardholders from using electronic resources

We continue to work with and follow directives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Ohio Library Council (OLC), and the Brown County Board of Health. Future updates will be provided as these authorities release additional guidance, and following the March 18, 2020 library board meeting.

As of 3/15/20 in an effort to promote social distancing, all Brown County Public Library locations have canceled all regular programming and events. We will review offering programs again at a later date. The ever-changing situation is being monitored regularly – all directives of the State, Ohio Library Council, and Brown County Board of Health are being followed  - and new information will be considered as it is presented.

The Brown County Public Library is closely monitoring information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).The health and safety of our patrons and staff is a top priority. Currently all of our locations are open and operating under normal schedules. At this time, the library will postpone large group programs and continue to offer other regular events and services.

We're working with local health officials and following directions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Right now, we are taking additional steps beyond regular practices and cleaning and sanitizing all libraries as much as possible. We're also making hand sanitizer available for library users. Book drops are available 24/7. 

Stay informed:

CDC

Ohio Department of Health

Brown County Health Department