In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning Thursday, March 19, the Curry Public Library will limit its services to those not requiring direct interaction with the public. This is in response to the American Library Association, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Library Association, and the Federal Government. The Curry Public Library Board and staff are closely monitoring the changing situation and will continue to adjust the response plan accordingly.
“Closing the library is frustrating for everyone. The library board and staff are committed to service to the community, but protecting everyone’s health is what we think is best at this time. We will miss you all at the library,” stated Jeremy Skinner, Curry Public Library Director.
During this time, Curry Public Library, at 94341 3rd St., Gold Beach, is committed to keeping as many services as possible available to patrons:
• Library staff will be available via telephone at 541-247-7246 or 541-247-8122.
• Patrons will be offered a pick-up option for library materials. To reserve an item for pickup, please place the item on hold online, or call the library. A shelf in the lobby will be open for pick up of materials during the hours posted below. Patrons are encouraged to use social distancing strategies during these pickups, and to stay at home if they are sick:
Hours for Pickup: Monday-Thursday 12-6 p.m.; Friday-Sunday 12-5 p.m.
• The library Wi-Fi will be on and accessible from the parking lot even though the library will be closed.
• The book drop will be available for returns, and library staff will continue to disinfect all returned items. Patrons who are sick and/or staying at home can call to take care of late fees or other concerns with library staff.
• Patrons with library cards will have continued access to our Library2Go e-books and audiobooks. Patrons can access these items via the Libby or Overdrive Apps and read them from their own devices. Please visit our website for more information (www.currypubliclibrary.org), and call the library if you need help accessing these online resources.
• Patrons with library cards will have continued access to language learning with Mango Languages, and access to a variety of other databases. Please visit the Research & Learning tab on our website to access learning resources.
• Members of the public looking to charge electronic devices or submit U.S. census data online may do so in the library lobby.
If you have additional needs not listed here, call library staff.