Although Physically Closed, the Huron County Library is Virtually Open for Business

May 13, 2020

[Huron County, Ontario] – The Huron County Library was required to close its twelve branch locations to members of the community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the library is still virtually open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering a wide array of services and resources to help keep residents of all ages both informed and entertained during this difficult time.

The Huron County Library has been issuing temporary library cards to residents, through the library website, so that they can take advantage of the many e-resources available. From PebbleGo and Tumblebooks for kids to eMagazines, video streaming and remote access to Ancestry for adults, Huron County Library is offering the best digital experiences and resources for patrons who are at home and looking for free and interesting things to do. In addition to these resources, the Huron County Library continues to provide access to the digital collections of more than 20 Ontario libraries through cloudLibrary including more than 120,000 titles for kids and adults.

For those who might not be familiar or comfortable with using digital resources, Huron County Library has a “virtual desk” staffed by trained librarians during regular working hours, on hand to assist and answer questions via email.

New online services are being added regularly. For a complete list of Huron County Library’s services available online, visit https://www.huroncounty.ca/library/ or contact libraryadmin@huroncounty.ca for any questions.

For more information on how County of Huron Cultural Services are being maintained throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, please view the Cultural Services Community Resource Guide on the County’s website.

Huron County continues to urge all residents to practice physical distancing and proper hygiene protocols outlined by the Provincial Medical Officer of Health. Stay informed on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.

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For more information contact:

Jim Ginn, Warden,
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)
warden@huroncounty.ca