The Public Library
We wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day! Here are important library updates for this week:
Temporary Return to Drive-thru & Curbside Service Only
Because the health and safety of customers and staff are our first priority, the Library has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend in-person service at its locations, effective July 6. The recent significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Hamilton County as well as its wide community spread are cause for concern. Governor DeWine noted that Hamilton County is in the 2nd highest level on the new alert system and recommended that residents in Hamilton County limit their activities as much as possible. We will monitor news and information from health officials daily so we can bring back in-person service as soon as the situation improves. You can read more about this temporary change in this blog post. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Where to go for Curbside & Drive-thru Service
Curbside and Drive-thru hours are Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The most up-to-date location list can be found on our locations page.
Drive Thru: Anderson, Groesbeck, Harrison, downtown Main Library, Reading, Sharonville
Curbside: Avondale, Blue Ash, Clifton, College Hill, Delhi, Forest Park, Green Township, Hyde Park, Loveland, Madisonville, Mariemont, Monfort Heights, North Central, Oakley, Pleasant Ridge, St. Bernard, Sharonville, Symmes, Walnut Hills, Westwood, West End and Wyoming
Beginning July 6th these branches will open curbside service: Madeira, Mt. Washington
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Closed for Independence Day
All Library locations will be closed Saturday, July 4th for the holiday. Open locations will be operating Friday, July 3rd, from 10 am to 6 pm.
Parents and caregivers: you deserve a break! Join us Wednesday July 8th from 2:30 – 3:15 for a virtual coffee break. Learn more and sign up for this free event via our web site.
July 6 – 11 is National Summer Learning Week! The Library has teamed up with the Cincinnati Museum Center, Great Parks and the YMCA to offer families a week’s worth of virtual learning activities around the theme of food. Tune into the Library’s YouTube channel at 9:00 am on July 8 for a storytime featuring the book Every Color Soup.
As with any plans made during the pandemic, these are subject to change based on new information from health or government officials. We appreciate the patience you have shown as we work to bring services back to the community. We’ll continue to keep you informed through our blog, at cincinnatilibrary.org and on social media @cincylibrary.