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Ferndale Public Library interior (December 3, 2016). Photo: My Ferndale News

Ferndale Public Library branch to be closed beginning Monday along with other county libraries

FERNDALE, Wash. — Beginning Monday, March 16th, the Ferndale Public Library, along with all other branches of the Whatcom County Library System, will be closed according to an announcement today, March 13th, from WCLS officials.

Currently, public health best practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 include limiting access to the places where people congregate. Consistent with Whatcom County schools, we have made the decision to follow public health guidance and close to the public, beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 24, or longer as needed. 

This closure affects all WCLS branches in Whatcom County, Library Express locations, the Bookmobile, and our Administrative Services office on Northwest Drive.

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•  We will be extending holds and due dates. If you have materials that are due during this closure, please keep them. Remember: there are no overdue fines
•  ConnectED resources remain available for students. 
•  Library events and certain meeting room reservations had previously been cancelled through March. For now, cancellations will extend through April 24, 2020.

Christine Perkins, Executive Director
Whatcom County Library System

Officials added that while the buildings were going to be closed, Library cardholders have access to a wide selection of digital content and other services, including Mango LanguagesKanopy streaming video, and RB Digital magazines.


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