Independence County still providing services through pandemic


The chairman of the Independence County Library, Bill Walmsley, issued a statement today reminding everyone the library is still offering services at this time.

“On behalf of our board, Director Vanessa Adams, and our staff, I would like to inform the people of Independence County that your library continues to provide services for you in spite of the compulsory closure due to the pandemic,” Walmsley said in the statement.

“We offer curbside service and many of you are taking advantage of those services. In April, over 4,000 patrons checked out material and more than 3,500 ebooks were checked out.”

“Additionally,” Walmsley said, “we prepare and present by Facebook and Instagram a virtual storytime. In April, there were more than 7,000 visits to these sites. We urge all of you to take advantage of these services. Our staff is performing these services in spite of reduced hours due to the furlough policy the county has had to impose.”

“The board is very proud of our director and her staff. They are doing an outstanding job in very difficult circumstances,” Walmsley said.

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