Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Information

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Even if you feel healthy it is important to take these precautions to protect portions of the population that are more at risk. The CDC recommends the following steps to protect yourself:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you have been in public or around anyone coughing or sneezing. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds (about the amount of times it takes you to sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice).

    • If soap and water aren't accessible, use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol. Cover all areas of your hand.

    • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with sick people. ​

  • Stay at home if you are sick.

  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth a tissue or cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow. Wash or sanitize your hands afterwards.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily (such as ​tables, doorknobs, light switches, phones, keyboards, sinks, and more).

  • Practice social distancing.

    • Stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from other people.

    • Do not gather in groups. Stay out of crowded places and avoid large gatherings.

    • You can learn more about social distancing and why it can help combat the spread of the coronavirus here.
       

For more information about the coronavirus, check out the following sources:

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At the Library​​

Due to the continually evolving COVID-19 situation the library is closed until further notice.
If your bored and looking for something to do at home, many of our eResources are currently free to use even if you don't have a Library card, including Overdrive and Mango. Overdrive can be used to read free e-books and listen to e-audiobooks. Mango helps you learn or improve your foreign language and English Language skills. Just click on Mango, select Sign Up and where it asks for your library card number, put 17942020

The following events have been suspended until further notice due to health concerns:

  • Read to the Dog

  • Read to Petie 

  • Liz Hanbidge's Mobile Office

  • Medicare Help (Now over the phone/computer, call the APPRISE hotline 610-834-1040 x 120)

  • Friday Toddler Tech Times

  • The Taste of Montgomery County (Rescheduled until Further Notice)

  • Oscar Movie Series (Evening and Daytime) (New Dates TBD)

  • One Book, One Montgomery County David Baldacci Event (Rescheduled for Fall 2020)

  • Census Days

  • Story Time (Tuesday and Friday)

  • STEM Saturdays

  • All Book Clubs (including Cook Book Club)

  • Elvis Night (New Date TBD)

  • Mother Daughter Tea

The toys located in the Library's children section have been put into storage until further notice.​
 

We will post notifications on our website and ​Facebook page when we have information on when these events will return to the Library. If an event is not listed on this page, then it will continue as scheduled. If any new events are postponed they will he added to this list and we will post a notice on our Facebook page.

The governor of PA has asked all non-essential businesses to close. Due to health concerns the Library will be suspending our book pick-up program effective today. The health and well-being of our patrons and staff is our number one priority. The Library is currently planning to reopen Monday, June 8 at noon.

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233 S. Swartley Street

North Wales, PA 19454

215-699-5410

Regular Hours:

Sunday: Closed

 

Monday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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