PIQUA — The Piqua Public Library is committed to serving the needs of the public while also working to ensure the safety and health of their patrons, staff, and community. Based on the “Stay at Home” order issued by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, the library will remain closed through April 11. The library hopes to reopen to the public on Monday, April 13.
Based on the CDC’s recommendation to not hold group gatherings, events or programs of 50+ people for the next 8 weeks, the Piqua Public Library has decided to suspend all public programs until June. This includes all programming for children, teens, and adults.
While the Library is closed due to COVID-19, no library patrons will be penalized for not returning library materials on time.
The Library may be currently closed to the public, but many resources are available online 24/7. Patrons can visit the library’s website to access The Ohio Digital Library where they can borrow eBooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, and videos. A library card and password is required to log in. Anyone who does not know their password can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be given a password. Anyone with an expired library card can use the above email and their card will be reset for a period of time to allow them to check out. For anyone without a library card, the Ohio Digital Library has provided a login to patrons with a temporary card until business resumes as normal.
The library also has a variety of research databases, including Ancestry.com, which is available for home use for a limited time during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a rapidly changing situation and the Piqua Public Library will keep patrons updated via their social media pages.