FROM Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary for Libraries
DATE March 23, 2020
Consistent with the Governor’s order and Secretary Rivera’s closure extension for K-12 schools, and the Public Library Code which grants the Deputy Secretary for Libraries the power and duty to “coordinate a Statewide system of local libraries” (24 PA.C.S. § 9311(b)(5)), the Office of Commonwealth Libraries directs Pennsylvania public libraries to remain closed through at least April 6, 2020.
These instructions to Pennsylvania’s public libraries are intended to help ensure the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians including library users and library staff.
As the situation evolves and additional authoritative information becomes available, we will act on the guidance we receive from public health scientists with the intention of restoring library services as quickly – and safely – as possible.
So unfortunately, the Albion Area Public Library is closed until April 6th or until another directive is given.
The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has directed all public libraries to close.
So, unfortunately and much to our dismay the Albion Area Public Library will be closed from Monday, March 16th to Sunday, March 29th.
At that time the situation will be reevaluated.
All Fines on Overdue Materials will be Waived.
The Book Drop Bins will be open, but you may hold on to materials until the library is reopened.
Please use this as an opportunity to explore our online E-Resources. Your library card number will grant you access to Access PA’s Power Library. This site has many resources on it including Hoopla and Overdrive for audiobooks and ebooks. The Power Library button can be found on our webpage and the bottom of our catalog page, as well as Erie County Public Library’s web pages.
The library now offers Wi-Fi Hotspots for checkout for a ten day period! Also, starting January 1st, 2020, all materials checked out to your library card will be automatically renewed, unless another library patron has requested the item, or the item does not have any more renewals available!!!