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If you are sick, please stay home.

If you or your child are not feeling well, we encourage you to stay home and enjoy our digital resources. Trails Regional Library has extensive resources available 24/7 to keep you and your family entertained until you are well enough to return to the library.

Due to the heightened concern regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are working on our plan to continue library services should there be an impact on our area. We are also asking that you do your part to help protect yourself and your neighbors by staying home from the library and library programs if you exhibit any of the symptoms associated with the Coronavirus.

We’ve compiled the latest information from national and local health agencies at trailslibrary.org/health. While there is currently no vaccine available to protect yourself against human coronavirus infection, you may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

While we’re taking every measure to keep the Library clean and sanitized, the best way to avoid spreading germs is to stay home when you’re sick.

Here’s a list of services offered through the Library’s website. First time users will need a library card to get access to all of these great resources:

  • Download thousands of eBooks and audiobooks directly to your mobile device, tablet or computer using OverDrive.
  • Watch thousands of movies and television shows, read comics and eBooks or listen to music and audiobooks on your computer or mobile device with Hoopla.
  • Learn something new on Niche Academy. Niche Academy is an online educational site that includes courses and videos about popular resources like Libby/OverDrive, hoopla, Pinterest, Facebook, and more.
  • Enjoy kids books read aloud to you on Tumblebooks. This free service also has a variety of literacy and math games.
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