BY EMILY ECKHART
The Luzerne County Library System is doing its part to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
All 10 libraries in the system have been closed since March 14 and will remain closed through April 6.
The West Pittston Library has gone the extra step by offering virtual story times for children through their Facebook page. It’s also offering free Mango Languages classes.
The Pittston Memorial Library is holding virtual story time at home, through its Facebook page. The library is linking and sharing “meal planning resources, links in social media to education and mental health resources, promoting local resources and food distribution, and sharing latest information on the virus from credible sources such as the CDC,” said Patricia Joyce, Director of the Pittston Library.
In addition, the Luzerne County Library System recently launched its eBook service, Cloud Library, with an app available as well as access on a computer. Find it at ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/LuzerneCountyLibrarySystem.
All libraries in the system have waived late fees for currently checked out items, as long as they are returned when the institutions reopen.
For more on Luzerne County libraries, visit luzernelibraries.org.
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