By Kathy Knotts
Calvert Library has temporarily reverted to curbside and virtual service as the positive case rate of coronavirus rises in the county. All branches will be closed until January 25.
“Calvert Library was the last Maryland library system still offering walk-in access and we expect this to be a much shorter-term closure than our initial one,” says Executive Director Carrie Willson. “Our procedures and safety protocols are sound. We hope that this temporary service restriction will reduce the burden on the hospital and health care providers during this time of rising cases.”
All library locations will provide contactless curbside appointments for materials, printing, copying and faxing Monday-Thursday, 10am to 7pm, Friday, 1-5pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm. Phone/Zoom reference, reader’s advisory, virtual events and classes, downloadable movies, eBooks, audiobooks and music will continue to be available, many of which can be found in the Calvert Library app.
The library also has a fresh supply of Chromebooks, purchased with a grant, to assist those who need computer access during the closure. Wi-Fi hotspots are available to check out and Wi-Fi is available in all library parking lots.
Call any Calvert Library location for assistance or appointments (410-535-0291) or online: https://calvertlibrary.info/.