Message from the Director

Greetings, Huron Public Library Patrons!

As Erie County begins its sixth week in red according to the Ohio Covid-19 Public Health Advisory System, we have shifted from total closure (due to Governor Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order), to contactless Curbside Pickup, to a Limited Opening, and back to Curbside in a matter of weeks. In July, most of the building was open to the public and things worked out pretty much as we expected, aside from some tweaking of building layout and safety procedures. I would like to thank our staff and Board for working together to help figure this out. We all hope that the spread of the virus slows to a halt soon so we can reopen and get back to serving our community in the traditional way.

I have been in public service for more years than I would like to admit and I have never faced a situation quite like this. During my time in libraries we have never shut down operations for three months, with only a few days notice, causing us to reexamine services, reconfigure spaces to allow for social distancing, and reopen in small increments. The most difficult piece of all of this has been planning the next steps of reopening while also realizing that we could just as easily go backwards if the COVID-19 virus isn’t contained. I understand that these are challenges that many of us are facing, and yet can easily do without.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult and unprecedented time.

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Vikki Morrow-Ritchie

Library Director

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Huron Public Library

333 Williams St.
Huron, Ohio 44839

419- 433-5009

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