Nevada County community libraries suspend reopening plans due to rise in cases
The Nevada County Community Library will no longer be moving forward with its plans to reopen its Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley and Truckee locations for in-person services due to a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in Nevada County. The opening of these locations was dependent upon Nevada County remaining in the “Moderate Orange Tier” as designated by the State of California as well as maintaining the safety of staff and patrons. With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, library staff determined the safest option for the community will be to pause reopening plans at this time.
“We are very saddened to have to suspend our reopening plans and I am sure our patrons will be as well,” notes County Librarian Nick Wilczek. “But, we also know that the safety of our community comes first.”
Patrons still hoping to check out books will be pleased to know that curbside pickup will continue to be available for patrons with extended hours. Pickup hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Truckee, Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley libraries. Hours will be from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday at the Penn Valley Library, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Bear River Library. Library book drops will remain open and all returned materials will continue to be quarantined for 96 hours before being checked in. Nevada County Community Library has temporarily suspended charging any overdue fines during the COVID-19 Health Crisis.
For more information on Nevada County Community Library’s COVID-19 response and other services, please visit https://www.mynevadacounty.com/290/Library or call your local library branch.
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