Over the last few days information and actions regarding the COVID-19 novel coronavirus has changed at a rapid pace. The intention of this letter is to help you understand what’s happening at the La Porte County Public Library and provide you with information about resources that will be available from the library as we go forward.

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all locations of the Library will be closed to the public until Monday, April 6th. At that time we will reevaluate the situation to determine if the Library will be able to re-open.

We’re closing to protect the health of our library customers, our staff and our community. As a public service, we believe we have an obligation to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and slow its progress.

While our buildings may be closed, the Library is still here for you. We’ll continue to share information on other ways to use LPCPL that include online resources such as eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and magazines. Take an online course, read the news or dig into a database. We will be creating online programs/classes and virtual events. We will be offering curbside delivery services. Stay tuned for more details on things to come. We will be updating our social media and website, laportelibrary.org, regularly.

While we are closed there will be no overdue fines on checked out items. Staff will be in touch with you about any items you have on holds.

Please stay safe, monitor your health and follow guidelines recommended by the CDC.

We look forward to seeing you as soon as we can.

Fonda Owens, Director
La Porte County Public Library