The fourth wave of the pandemic has been under evaluation for weeks by experts, and their reports have led Governor Inslee to announce a two-week pause of the Roadmap to Recovery plan. During the pause, all Washington state counties will stay at their current phase. Then, after the two-weeks, each county will be re-evaluated.
Spokane and Stevens County libraries are now offering curbside pick-up. You can place a hold on books, music, and movies and have them delivered to your car.
Library buildings will remain closed. Staff who are delivering curbside holds will not be accepting returns, but outdoor book drop-off boxes have been reopened.
Spokane County Library District states, “At first, pickup service is only for holds that have been on the shelves since before they closed in March. After that, they will be processing holds that came in after their libraries closed.”
As you are probably aware, Governor Inslee has issued a statewide order closing schools, canceling public gatherings, and enforcing social distancing. Public libraries have always been reliable and safe gathering places for children and their families. However it has become obvious that there isn’t a way for the libraries to remain open while ensuring the safety of staff and communities.
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