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Clark County libraries temporarily closing due to COVID-19 concerns

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Posted at 7:59 PM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 22:59:17-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District announced today that it will temporarily close its 25 branches and Curbside Pick-Up services beginning Dec. 16. The Library District anticipates reopening with full services on Jan. 4, 2021.

“We want the public to know that their library is still here for them 24/7 on our website at LVCCLD.org,” said Fred James, acting executive director of the Library District. “You can access our thousands of free online books, movies, music and learning resources from the comfort and safety of your home. All you need is a library card, which is also free.” Sign-up for a library eCard at lvccld.org/ecard..

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Free WiFi remains available in all Library District parking lots. Customers can return all books and materials at library branch book drops during the closure. Fees for late items will be waived.

James explained that the Library District is taking this proactive measure to do its part in helping to stem the increasing spread of the COVID-19 virus across the Las Vegas Valley.

“Closing our libraries is a difficult decision, as our mission is to serve the public, particularly during these challenging times,” said James. “We have closely followed the governor’s guidelines to remain open and provide much-needed services, such as student tutoring and distance learning programs, and career support services for those who may be looking for a job. However, with the escalating infection rate, we feel it is imperative that we temporarily close, out of an abundance of caution for our most vulnerable employees and customers.”