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Libraries closed for in-person visits


Last updated 1/27/2021 at 8:48am

NCW Libraries has closed its 30 libraries for in-person visits starting at 1 p.m. January 20, 2021) in accordance with updated state guidelines for public libraries. 

While its libraries are closed, NCW Libraries will continue to offer and expand Curbside Pickup hours at all libraries, continue operating its Mail Order Library, and continue all virtual services and programs. 

 “Keeping our communities safe and healthy is vitally important,” said Executive Director, Barbara Walters. “While I am disappointed at this closure, I am thankful that we can continue to serve our communities by expanding our curbside hours, providing continued access to wireless internet, and continuing our virtual programs and services.

Recently, the state issued updated guidelines for public libraries that allow curbside and mail order service, but prohibit in-person library service until a region reaches Phase 2 under the state’s Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan. All regions in the state remain in Phase 1 at this time.

NCW Libraries is committed to innovating and creatively serving the public during the pandemic. They began offering a wide array of virtual services and programs for all ages including bilingual storytimes, author talks, reading programs, job-hunting help in partnership with WorkSource, and more.


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