Important Information about Coronavirus and Your Library

Cedar County Library temporarily closes to the public in response to COVID-19 Pandemic (Thank you, Nevada Public Library for the information!)

After careful consideration and monitoring of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Cedar County Library is CLOSING to the public until further notice. This includes all classes, activities, and outreach services. 

“The decision to close to the public is a difficult one. We care deeply about serving our county and recognize that the Library and its many services are an invaluable resource. But we feel that this is the responsible thing to do at this time, safeguarding the health of patrons, employees, and the community by working to contain the virus’ spread through recommended social distancing.”

Patrons should know that current holds on items will be maintained until the Library reopens.  

The Library’s extensive menu of digital resources is still available for the community to access and enjoy, from e-books, digital magazines, downloadable audiobooks, and online research and learning tools.

A decision to reopen will be decided by the Cedar County Board of Trustees. Monitor this page and/or follow the Library on social media for any updates.

In the meantime, we are encouraging patrons to stay informed on the outbreak through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Changes to Library services and resources will be updated below as the situation progresses.

Current status of Library services
The Library will continue to follow the actions and recommendations of health officials through this COVID-19 outbreak, and we’ll continue to communicate further changes in our services.

Cedar County Library is CLOSED to the public until further notice. (3.15.20)

All patrons’ loan periods for checked-out materials have been extended through April 1; the Library will not be charging fines throughout March-April. (3.15.20)

All library programs and events are suspended until further notice.

Outreach Services are suspending deliveries until further notice.

Library event spaces and meeting rooms are not available for public use through at least March 31.   

Using your Library remotely
Patrons still can access the Library’s extensive menu of digital resources through its Digital Branch, from ebooks and digital audiobooks to online learning and career-development sites; and access to newspapers and magazines

Ways to keep yourself and your community healthy:
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash right away.
Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-90 percent alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control

Coronavirus resources and information:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services