Archive: Jul 2020
Morgantown Public Library Reopens After Pipe BreakLeave a Comment
The Morgantown Public Library, downtown branch, will be open again starting tomorrow, July 17th at 9:00am. The Morgantown Utility Board has resolved the main waterline break, we now have working water in our pipes and our collections and materials remain undamaged. We appreciate your patience during this time. 😁
The Morgantown Public Library, Downtown Branch, Will Be Temporarily Closed for HVAC InstallationLeave a Comment
You may have noticed higher-than-normal temperatures at the downtown branch. For over a month, the library’s air conditioning has ceased working in multiple areas throughout the library. Given the summer heat and mask mandate, it has been quite uncomfortable for staff and patrons. Much to everyone’s relief, we have set a date with contractors to replace the outdated HVAC system: Friday, July 24th to Monday, July 27th. During this time the library will be CLOSED. We plan to reopen on Tuesday, July 28th, assuming all goes to plan.
We appreciate your patience during this time. Although we will be suspending curbside pickup service during this closure, our 24/7 Digital Library can meet you wherever you are: https://www.mympls.org/download-it/
The Morgantown Public Library, downtown branch, is still temporarily closed.Leave a CommentUpdate #3The Morgantown Public Library, downtown branch, is still temporarily closed.There are no major updates to the main water line break other than the Morgantown Utility Board will return today for more extensive work. No library books or materials have been damaged due to this leak. The repair is ongoing and we will update you as we learn more. At this point in time, there is no clear completion date.While curbside pickup is not available, we encourage you to use our 24/7 digital library, accessible to anyone with a library card: https://www.mympls.org/download-it/. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.
Get Your Own Library T-Shirt!Leave a Comment
We are now selling Adult Reading Challenge T-Shirts! These are being sold for a limited time so get your order in today: https://pogo.undergroundshirts.com/…/morgantown-public-libr…
Shirts are just $16 and all proceeds go directly back to the library. All payments and shipments are completed through the site so there will be no need to enter the library to order and pick up your shirt.
The Morgantown Public Library, downtown branch, will be closed again today, July 15th.Leave a Comment
The Morgantown Public Library, downtown branch, will be closed again today, July 15th.
We experienced a break in the main water line Monday evening and workers spent most of Tuesday trying to resolve the issue. To do this, they had to shut the water off to the building. At a time when hand-washing is paramount to health and safety, we had to close the library.
The repair is still ongoing and we will update you as soon as we learn anything new. At this point in time, there is no clear completion date.
While curbside pickup is not available, we encourage you to use our 24/7 digital library, accessible to anyone with a library card: https://www.mympls.org/download-it/. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.
Morgantown Public Library, Downtown Branch, Temporarily Closes Due to a Pipe BreakLeave a Comment
The Morgantown Public Library, downtown branch, will be CLOSED today, July 14, 2020, due to a pipe break. Our books and materials have not been affected.
We are still assessing the situation and will notify you as soon as we learn more about the source of the problem as well as a potential reopening date. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Updated Mask PolicyLeave a Comment
Dear Morgantown Library Patrons,
Based on Governor Jim Justice’s executive order and recommendations from the Monongalia County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are now requiring all persons, over the age of 9, entering Morgantown Public Library System facilities to wear a face covering at all times. There are no exemptions to this order.
To continue to keep our doors open, we believe wearing masks and social distancing is the best way to keep staff and patrons safe. Rising infections in the area means we, as a community gathering space, must take great precautions moving forward.
Our mission has always been to serve “our community through open access to information, resources, and experiences” and our priority is to do this safely. For those unable to wear masks within our facilities, we began curbside pickup services on May 29th, 2020 so you can have access to the usual library collections. Additionally, our 24/7 digital library at mympls.org gives anyone with a library card access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and much more.
We strive to be as transparent as possible and update you as soon as we can. Thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at email@example.com or 304-291-7425.
Patrons Must Wear MasksLeave a Comment
Dear Morgantown Library Patrons,
To help protect our patrons and employees, all persons entering the Morgantown Public Library’s facilities must wear a face covering at all times, beginning tomorrow, July 6, 2020.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends the use of face coverings to slow the spread of the virus. With a resurgence in infections in the area, we have decided to mandate masks. Please keep in mind, this policy does not apply to children under the age of 2. Those who are unable to wear a face covering are encouraged to use our curbside pickup service.
All Morgantown Public Library staff are required to wear face masks and now we are asking our patrons to do the same. We understand some may find this requirement to be objectionable. However, we believe these safety measures are worth the inconvenience. As a central gathering space for the community, we ask that we all undertake this simple but important precaution together.
Please keep in mind that masks are not a substitute for social distancing. We ask patrons to continue to keep a safe distance from others.
Thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-291-7425.