CoronaVirus Response Library Update

Updated: May 13

In a continued effort to decrease risk among patrons and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will remain closed until further notice.


The decision to remain closed was a difficult one as we know that patrons in our community see the library as an essential and valuable service. We care about our community and want everyone to stay safe and healthy. Please know that we are working to put together a plan that

would allow us to roll out limited services in such a way that we are able to keep staff and patrons as safe as possible. We hope to begin to offer these limited services by mid-May.


All checkout periods as of now will be extended through May 18, 2020. All holds will continue to be maintained until the Library reopens. You may hold onto items that you currently have checked out or you may return materials via the book drops outside each branch library. There

will be no penalty for overdue materials during this time.


There are several ways that you can access Library services online. For more information about these services please visit our web page at www.blrlibrary.org. You may also want to visit your local branch library’s Facebook Page or the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library’s Facebook Page for information about virtual programming. If you have issues accessing our electronic resources

please contact Lee Ann Santee via e-mail at leeann@blrlibrary.org.


Please remember that you have access to “parking lot” WiFi at each branch location from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. You will need to select the “BLRL open” network. A password is not required.


We continue to encourage you to stay informed on the outbreak through the Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov), the World Health Organization (www.who.int) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (www.health.mo.gov).


Questions or comments may be directed to the Library Director, Gina Milburn via e-mail at ginamilburn@blrlibrary.org.


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