For a Stronger, Healthier Ferguson
The Ferguson Municipal Public Library will close beginning 4pm Tuesday, March 17th, and remain closed until at least April 5th. This has been a difficult decision for the Library, but it has been made considering all of the best advice from federal, state, and local public health officials. We know that libraries are vital hubs in our communities, so our default is to assume we should be open to serve – especially in difficult times. But we also value the well-being of our customers and staff above all else. All of the information we have received from the public health community suggests that well-being is best served by a period of social distancing. The only way we can ensure that in our libraries is by closing our facilities. This is the one situation when we best serve our community by being closed, so we don’t inadvertently spread disease.
Please remember all due dates have been extended through April 6th. We will be closing the book drop, so please keep your materials until the Library reopens. If you have holds waiting, they will still be waiting when we reopen.
We encourage you to go to ferguson.lib.mo.us and use our digital resources. You will find links to eBooks, eAudiobooks, research databases, music, and video. You will also find a collection of links to online learning resources that are being made available to families and individuals for free during this communal self-quarantine.
We know there is no substitute for a visit to your local branch, and we are committed to reopening as soon as it is safe. In the meantime, we will be working to find ways to increase what we can offer during the closure and we will communicate with you as anything changes. You’ll be happy to know that the library will continue to pay its staff during this time.
Thank you for taking care of yourself and your friends and family, even when that means isolating yourself from them. Here’s to a stronger, healthier Ferguson!