LaRue County Public Library
215 Lincoln Drive
Hodgenville, Kentucky 42748
The Governor has said libraries can open June 8. This is very exciting news BUT we need to be upfront with the community about what this means and what it doesn't mean.The Governor said specific guidelines and building capacity limits would be forthcoming BUT we have not received those guidelines yet. We don’t know exactly what reopening will look like yet. We do know that it won’t be “business as usual.” There will be new rules, new procedures, and service limitations. Some of these may be temporary, and some may be long term.
Before closing, many people each day touched the same books, computers, newspapers, study tables, and bathroom sinks. It was common for many people to sit in close quarters in our meeting rooms or Learning Center to experience a program together. Young children would play with toys and look at books - and then minutes later another child would touch those same books and toys. In an environment that is designed for people to browse, linger, and share common resources - reopening in the midst of COVID-19 has serious implications.
We’re eager to welcome you back, and we want to do it safely. This will mean we need to go slowly at first. We have a lot to figure out in the coming weeks, and we will be able to make more decisions once those additional guidelines are released. You, our valued patrons, will be kept informed all along the way.
In the meantime, we are still doing No Contact Curbside Service. You can call the library for more information.