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Library TypeLibrary NameLibrary CityDate of UpdateIs your facility open to the public?Are you providing curbside or drive through services?Our library is closed to the public but staff are responding to phone calls and emails.Our library is closed and we are not able to provide any services at this time.Is statewide interlibrary loan (ILL) service available to patrons?Is the library distributing TexShare cards?Is the library accepting check-outs on TexShare cards?Local COVID19 Resources Page LinkComments
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AcademicPanola CollegeCarthage09/21/2020YesNoYesYesYes
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AcademicSouthern Methodist UniversityDallas08/28/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYeshttps://www.smu.edu/libraries/covid19
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AcademicTexas Wesleyan UniversityFort Worth09/14/2020YesYesYesYesYeshttps://txwes.libguides.com/covid19
https://txwes.edu/coronavirus/
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AcademicPalo Alto CollegeSan Antonio09/14/2020NoYesYesNoNoYesNohttps://pac.alamo.libguides.com/online-learning-students/home
Although our library is closed to the public at this time, librarians are providing research assistance via chat and Zoom. Information literacy instruction is being offered via Zoom through the College's LMS (Canvas).
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AcademicSan Antonio CollegeSan Antonio09/14/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYes
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AcademicUniversity of Houston VictoriaVictoria09/14/2020YesNoYesYesYes
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AcademicUniversity of Houston VictoriaVictoria09/14/2020YesNoYesYesYes
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BranchAustin History Center LibraryAustin08/28/2020NoNoYesNoNoNoNo
The library is not directly providing information, but the City of Austin is at this URL: http://www.austintexas.gov/covid19.
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BranchClardy Fox Branch LibraryEl Paso08/28/2020NoYesYesNoNoNoNohttp://www.elpasolibrary.org/using-the-library/corona-virus-borrowing-measures
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PublicAlicia Salinas Public LibraryAlice08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNo
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PublicAllen Public LibraryAllen08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYeshttps://www.cityofallen.org/coronavirus
COVID has emphasized the importance of flexibility in offering programs and services and continuing engagement with our community.
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PublicAlpine Public LibraryAlpine09/03/2020YesYesYesYesYes
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PublicAlvarado Public LibraryAlvarado09/15/2020YesYesYesYesYes
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PublicAlvord Public LibraryAlvord09/02/2020YesYesYesYesYes
Although I was able to continue working throughout the time, I offered only curbside service for about 6 weeks, then opened for restrictive access for a month, and now am open with shortened hours for limited numbers at a time.
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PublicAndrews County LibraryAndrews08/28/2020YesYesYesNoNo
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PublicBrazoria County Library SystemAngleton08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYeshttp://bcls.lib.tx.us/specialinfo.asp#announce
Our library accelerated our plans to introduce curbside service. We also introduced virtual programming which will continue even after the crisis is past.
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PublicEd & Hazel Richmond Public LibraryAransas Pass08/27/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYes
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Henderson County Clint W Murchison Memorial Library
Athens08/27/2020YesNoYesNoNoWe have added virtual programming and started a YouTube channel--both we will keep moving forward.
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PublicAustin Public LibraryAustin09/16/2020NoYesYesNoNoYesYes
The City of Austin is providing COVID19 resources at the link below:
http://www.austintexas.gov/covid19.
Austin, like other cities, has been severely impacted economically. The tourism and music industries, in particular, have been negatively affected. The live music scene, for which Austin is known, has ceased. Hopefully, this is temporary. In addition, the pandemic has revealed inequities in Austin including both health and digital divides.
To assist the community the Austin Public Library has partnered with Austin Public Health in offering COVID-19 testing in two locations, both in communities of color. And, beginning September 8th, approximately 40 AISD students will spend their day in one of two branches, both in underserved areas, and attend classes virtually.
To meet programming needs, APL launched a video platform known as APL+. These short videos, accessible through our website, feature singalongs, book-talks, tutorials for our Virtual Library, and more. Also, APL staff launched a Job Portal featuring resume and cover letter writing, how to search for jobs, and 1:1 scheduled meetings with APL interview coaches.
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PublicLake Travis Community LibraryAustin08/27/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYeshttps://laketravislibrary.org/covid-19-resources/
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PublicWestbank Community Library DistrictAustin08/27/2020NoYesYesNoNoYesYes
https://www.westbanklibrary.com/corona-virus-covid-19-information/

Also weekly updates in our newsletter.
Book bundles and printing service have been well-received.
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PublicBalch Springs Library - Learning CenterBalch Springs08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNo
We have taken all services virtual, will have no in person programs for the foreseeable future, we have an increased social media presence and we have a reduced staff. My staff have become proficient at providing virtual programs. We are only open 20 hours a week right now, but hope to increase that soon.
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PublicBeaumont Public Library SystemBeaumont08/31/2020YesYesYesNoNoWe have been open throughout the pandemic. We developed cub side and more online content
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PublicBee Cave Public LibraryBee Cave08/27/2020NoYesYesNoNoYesYeshttps://www.beecavetexas.gov/about-us/covid-19-information-512
We have added outdoor storywalks for our storytime population, virtual performers for kids, virtual book club for adults. We have restructured our website and added readers advisory tools and tutorials to make our materials more accessible, and are planning some outdoor programs for the fall.
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PublicBenbrook Public LibraryBenbrook09/04/2020YesYesYesYesYes
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PublicReagan County LibraryBig Lake08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNo
Since COVID-19 affected us, patrons using the library is very low, all programming has been cancelled until further notice from our commissioners, and our seating/tables for the public have been removed.
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PublicBlanco County South Library DistrictBlanco08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYes
https://about.proquest.com/products-services/related/Coronavirus-Outbreak-Authoritative-Resources.html
We are currently restricting the times we are open to the public, but the porch pick-up service is highly popular. We have worked on adjusting to the times and creating more of a virtual presence for our community. We lend hotspots for those working or attending classes from home. There has been a learning curve to presenting online programs and conducting virtual meetings, but it gives us great future capabilities. We plan to expand our support to the community through lending technology and growing our e-resource collections.
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PublicPatrick Heath Public LibraryBoerne08/31/2020YesYesYesYesYeshttps://www.ci.boerne.tx.us/1942/Boerne-COVID-19-resources
We have gone virtual with programming. We were able to pivot and provide assistance to our Chamber of Commerce and participate in the creation of a stimulus program for local businesses and non-profits. We have found that opening services slowly and deliberately has been very successful.
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PublicBonham Public LibraryBonham08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYesYes
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PublicBowie Public LibraryBowie09/08/2020YesYesYesYesYes
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PublicNancy Carol Roberts Memorial LibraryBrenham08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYes
We have had to think all of our face to face services, especially with tech help. This has caused us to take a step back and prioritize the true community needs and scale back on much of what we used to offer. It is unlikely that we will ever re-open to as many hours and services as we had before the pandemic, at least for several years.
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PublicBrownsville Public LibraryBrownsville08/27/2020NoYesYesNoNoNoNoWe have adapted to provide virtual programs
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PublicBrownwood Public LibraryBrownwood08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNo
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PublicBuda Public LibraryBuda08/31/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYes
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PublicBurkburnett LibraryBurkburnett08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYes
We have noticed a decline in the amount of patrons we have coming into the Library since we have reopened the Library to foot traffic. Hopefully as time goes by we will see an increase. We started Virtual Storytimes for our children during this time since many of them are not able to come to the Library.
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PublicBurleson Public LibraryBurleson08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYeshttps://www.burlesontx.com/2064/City-of-Burleson-Coronavirus-Hotline
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PublicCameron Public LibraryCameron08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNoState, county, and city information distributed.
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PublicTye Preston Memorial LibraryCanyon Lake09/03/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYesCopier, computer, and printing inside the Library by appointment only.
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PublicCarrollton Public LibraryCarrollton09/15/2020YesYesNoYesYeshttps://innovative.cityofcarrollton.com/screens/coronavirus.html
Added virtual programming and Grab & Go kits (adult & kids). Re-allocated resources from physical materials to digital. Increased WiFi footprint to parking lots and began circulating mobile hotspots.
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PublicSammy Brown LibraryCarthage08/28/2020YesYesNoNoYes
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PublicZula B Wylie Public Library in Cedar HillCedar Hill08/27/2020YesYesNoNoNo
We are open to the public with limited capacity and services. All of our "sit-down" furniture has been removed. Computer use is only for 30 minutes at a time. All services are "come and go" style. Beginning Sept 1st, we will begin a delivery service for people who cannot come to us (shut-ins, older patrons, sick, etc).
We are not doing any programs which is normally our biggest focus for the community. Everything is now done on social media. Our library has been looking at what our community needs and trying to adapt and fulfill their needs in a virtual or contactless way.
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PublicChandler Public LibraryChandler08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNo
We remained 'open' during the initial quarantine answering the phone and providing curbside. Full service resumed May 1 with restrictions. We have not had any problems and our community is appreciative of our services .... our circulation is about 75% of what we recorded in 2019. Because of space issues we have only one public access computer operating but this has not been a problem.... our regular 'surfers' are not coming as much.
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PublicCharlotte Public LibraryCharlotte08/30/2020YesYesNoNoNo
Programming has been affected, with no summer reading program. I did make up take and make packages for kids to pick up and take home, as well as giving out free books and reading logs with small prizes.
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PublicCisco Public LibraryCisco08/28/2020YesNoNoNoNo
Small library owned and maintained by a women"s club. Only open 2 Days a week Wed. and Fri. 12:30 to 5:30. Fear may have to close at the end of this because of lack in funding
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PublicRed River County Public LibraryClarksville08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYes
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PublicNellie Pederson Civic LibraryClifton08/31/2020NoYesYesNoYesNoYes
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PublicClyde Public LibraryClyde08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNo
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PublicColdspring Area Public Library IncColdspring08/27/2020YesNoYesNoNohttps://www.facebook.com/Coldspring-Area-Public-Library-480898688936490/
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PublicCommerce Public LibraryCommerce08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYeshttps://commercetx.org/covid-19-updates/
We have shortened our hours to allow for cleaning and to minimize risk for staff. We are scheduling no in-person events. Our programming is virtual only.
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PublicMontgomery County Memorial Library SystemConroe08/28/2020YesNoYesNoNowww.countylibrary.org
Limited, lobby-only service for picking up holds, research/retrieval of materials, and computer use by appointment are currently available. Access to stacks for "grab-n-go" scheduled to begin 9/8. All staff members are wearing masks and will have face shields provided. Customers will be asked to follow TX Dept. of Health & Human Services Checklist for ...Library Visitors. Virtual programming for SRP reached over 93K persons; 2020 SRP registrations at 1/3 of previous years.
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PublicCozby Library and Community CommonsCoppell08/28/2020YesYesYesYesYes
We're not receiving many inquiries related to the pandemic itself, mainly for impacts to Library and other City services. This page was set up by our City's communications office:

http://www.coppelltx.gov/Pages/COVID-19%20Coronavirus.aspx

Our page of Library-specific updates is here:

http://www.coppelltx.gov/government/departments/public-library/library-news
Increased reliance on technology for information and communication has magnified the digital divide and exacerbated the impacts of excessive screen time. On the bright side, our virtual programs have been able to reach community members who hadn't participated in library events previously, and in some cases, actually allowed for an even more hands-on experience (e.g. cooking classes can be participatory instead of just demonstrative).

Change management practices have been vital. Expectations are upturned and questions are abundant, so open communication about the rationale behind changes and updates is essential for the health of the team and the relationship between the library and the community.
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PublicCopperas Cove Public LibraryCopperas Cove08/31/2020YesYesYesYesYes
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PublicCross Plains Public LibraryCross Plains09/14/2020YesNoNoNoNoIt has slowed down our children's programs and our patrons a little bit but we are trying to hold steady.
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PublicDallas Public LibraryDallas08/27/2020NoYesYesNoNoYesYeshttp://dallaslibrary2.org/covid-19/dplathome.php

In Dallas we've been fortunate to have a talented staff who were able to pivot most of our programs to an online platform, including our all our adult learning classes. We have developed very popular kits that families can pick up for take home STEM activities as well as art engagement. We've are conscientiously archiving and collection the history that is happening around us from a Covid podcast where the public can share their experiences to taking donations of the plywood with local art on them that covered broken windows after the resent demonstrations. Library staff have also stepped up to work with our Office of Homeless Solutions and Housing Depts. during Covid-19.
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PublicJones Public LibraryDayton09/14/2020YesNoYesNoNoThrough the city.
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PublicDecatur Public LibraryDecatur09/15/2020YesYesYesNoNo
Virtual Adult Programs from SCORE-Dallas for small businesses, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas on various topics, Master Wellness Certified staff members on nutrition and healthy eating, and Wise Health Center for Emotional Wellness on mindfulness.
Virtual Children's Programs--Little Learners Live resumes weekly, with a bag of books, rhymes, and craft materials that each parent can pick up to extend the learning.
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PublicDeer Park Public LibraryDeer Park08/28/2020YesYesYesNoNo
We have added curbside pickup for those times when opening was not possible. As a rule we take almost anything that is not nailed down out to the patron at the curbside pickup. Our mobile printing service has gotten a lot of use. Our reference section is very small these days, but we allow even in house materials to circulate for short term loans. As of today, we are in the process of reopening for browsing and limited computer usage.
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PublicVal Verde County LibraryDel Rio08/27/2020YesYesNoNoNoHttps://valverdecounty.texas.gov/ which updates community information on COVID-19.
We changed in-library Summer Reading Programs to virtual and curbside offerings. We closed down our Children's Area and re-purposed rooms for curb-service, sanitizing and quarantining returned items, distanced public computers and spaced Circulation Desk staff with laptops, installed plexiglass at Circ and Reference Desks, limited number of users in library at one time, required masks for all, took temperatures twice a day for all staff, encouraged frequent hand-washing and use of gloves for staff, installed additional hand sanitizing stations, worked from home at times, promoted the library wi-fi which can be accessed 24/7 from library, patio, courtyard, and parking lot, held book sale for teachers at school start, placed a cart of free books for each "Free Book Friday," have continuous promotions and programs via our Facebook page, keep in touch with local educators and newspaper reporters, reinforcing that the library is still here and can accommodate their needs in a slightly different manner.
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PublicEast Travis Gateway Library DistrictDel Valle08/27/2020NoYesYesNoYesNoNo
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PublicDriscoll Public LibraryDevine09/03/2020NoYesYesNoNoYesYes
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PublicDriscoll Public LibraryDevine10/06/2020YesYesNoYesYes
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PublicDonna Public LibraryDonna09/15/2020YesNoYesNoNoNo
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PublicDublin Public LibraryDublin09/01/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYes
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PublicKillgore Memorial LibraryDumas08/31/2020YesYesYesYesYes
We have discontinued programming in the library. We did do some virtual programming through July. We have a limited number of patrons allowed in the library at a time, they are able to spend up to 1 hour in the library. We also have wi-fi available without a password.
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PublicEula & David Wintermann LibraryEagle Lake09/08/2020YesNoYesYesYes
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PublicDustin Michael Sekula Memorial LibraryEdinburg08/28/2020YesYesNoNoNoWe are providing information on a per need basis but not in general.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library had to shut its doors, staff quickly turned to social media to assist patrons at such a crucial time. With students unable to attend school, staff created virtual story times and craft activities and promoted the online digital resources.
As the effects of the pandemic continue to create financial and emotional strains, the library is reinventing its services to best meet the needs of our community.
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PublicDustin Michael Sekula Memorial LibraryEdinburg10/05/2020YesYesYesNoNo
The Sekula Memorial Library has had to reevaluate and prioritize the new needs of our community. Contactless services such as virtual programming and wireless printing as well as extended WIFI are now more crucial than ever. Curbside service is now the new normal as we continue to provide our services in a safe manner.
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PublicElsa Public LibraryElsa08/27/2020NoYesYesNoNoNoNoLibrary FacebookNot at this time.
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PublicEnnis Public LibraryEnnis08/27/2020YesNoYesYesYeshttps://www.ennistx.gov/departments/Library/LibraryCOVID-19Resources
We removed most of our chairs at our tables, leaving just one. Now, with virtual school starting and families needing WiFi access, we are having to put them back out to accommodate everyone (although we are still below 50% capacity).
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PublicEuless Public LibraryEuless08/28/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYes
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PublicFarmers Branch Manske Public Library
Farmers Branch
09/03/2020YesNoNoYesYes
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PublicFerris Public LibraryFerris08/27/2020NoYesYesNoNoNoNo
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PublicFlorence Public LibraryFlorence09/01/2020YesNoYesYesYes
Our Summer Reading Program turned out much better than I expected. Patrons really liked the activity packets we provided each week and we had a good level of participation.
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PublicJeff Davis County LibraryFort Davis09/03/2020NoYesYesNoYesNoYes
Kids Pantry has added regular distributions of food every Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library.
We have added new electronic resources for patrons.
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PublicFort Stockton Public LibraryFort Stockton09/01/2020YesYesYesYesYesThe library is a county entity so the county is doing that.
The school has informed us there will not be any field trips for storytime so we currently do storytime on the library FACEBOOK page. The library is open to the public with limits of 20 people at a time and they must be wearing masks. We have wifi which can utilized inside and outside of the library. The public computer can be used with limited numbers for social distancing.
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PublicFrisco Public LibraryFrisco08/27/2020YesYesYesNoNo
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PublicCooke County LibraryGainesville08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYes
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PublicCity of Garden Ridge LibraryGarden Ridge08/28/2020YesYesYesYesYesci.garden-ridge.tx.us
No, we haven't done any streaming classes for lack of equipment. We did Summer Reading using Reader Zone, an online program, and we offer very limited classes.
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PublicGatesville Public LibraryGatesville08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYeshttps://www.visitgatesvilletx.com/covid-19
We had very low participation in our Summer Reading program. Our numbers were down about 80% despite promoting on social media and website.
People are really slow about coming back in to the library. It is beginning to pick up some now that colleges have begun online classes.
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PublicGatesville Public LibraryGatesville09/11/2020YesYesYesYesYesAlways friendly and personable service.
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PublicGeorgetown Public LibraryGeorgetown08/27/2020YesNoNoYesYeslibrary.georgetown.orgWe are providing bookmobile and home delivery services as well as having our facility open.
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PublicHood County Public LibraryGranbury08/27/2020YesYesNoYesNo
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PublicGuthrie CSD & King County Consolidated LibraryGuthrie08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYeshttps://kcl.ploud.net/welcome-to-the-new-master-public-library
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PublicFriench Simpson Memorial LibraryHallettsville10/06/2020YesYesYesNoNo
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PublicHaltom City Public LibraryHaltom City08/28/2020YesYesYesYesYeshttps://www.haltomcitytx.com/covid-19-operational-changes
We have used closed time to transform from Dewey to the book store model (BISAC) of subject headings. We also created a small Teen area (even moved some of the shelves ourselves!). Organized a storage room (harder than you think!) and streamlined our DVD collection for easier check out. We did and still are, giving away free books (& craft kits)due to cancellation of annual book sale. People coming to the building is down by at least half but so many people have discovered our pickup window. We, like so many others, are hosting lots of virtual programming. This is something we will continue, in a smaller way, after social distancing is a memory.
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PublicHaltom City Public LibraryHaltom City09/11/2020YesYesYesYesYes
Two City webistes: operational changes for each dept. including the Library, (1)https://www.haltomcitytx.com/covid-19-operational-changes and (2) COVID-19 ex. orders, info & resources (e.g., CDC): https://www.haltomcitytx.com/covid-19-haltom-city-declarations-information. The Library has also ordered titles on pandemic related subjects like COVID, viruses, etc.
The staff was allowed to work on projects in the month the library was closed to the public. We did massive weeding & converted collection from Dewey to BISAC (bookstore model); created a Teen area; reorganized a storage room (harder than you think!) and streamlined our DVD collection for easier check out. We did and still are, giving away free books (& craft kits)due to cancellation of annual book sale. Stats for almost everything is down by at least half but so many people have discovered our pickup window. We, like so many others, are hosting lots of virtual programming. This is something we will continue, in a smaller way, after social distancing is a memory.
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PublicStewart C Meyer LibraryHarker Heights08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYeshttps://www.bellcountytx.com/faq_s_-_frequently_asked_questions.phpWe have been very successful with online programming despite our lack of technical knowledge.
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PublicHaskell County LibraryHaskell09/09/2020YesNoYesNoNo
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PublicHaslet Public LibraryHaslet08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYes
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PublicWaller County LibraryHempstead09/15/2020NoYesYesNoYesNoYes
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PublicEdwards Public LibraryHenrietta09/01/2020YesYesYesNoNo
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PublicEdwards Public LibraryHenrietta09/11/2020YesNoYesNoNo
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PublicHewitt Public LibraryHewitt08/27/2020YesNoYesYesYeshttps://covidwaco.com/
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PublicHidalgo Public LibraryHidalgo08/27/2020NoYesYesNoYesYesYesN/A
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PublicHillsboro City LibraryHillsboro08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYes
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PublicHondo Public LibraryHondo08/27/2020YesYesYesYesYeshttps://www.hondo-tx.org/news_detail_T34_R111.php
Developed virtual early literacy and other programs including Summer Reading. Started curbside which will continue for those requesting it but expanded to grab and go shortly after reopening. Partnered with 3 ISDs for Public Library Connect by Overdrive. Today asked County Commissioners to support us in return for opening membership to all county residents; previously paid out-of-area fees. This will allow for e-resource use, database use, and if our laptop/hotspot grants are approved, check out these also. Adaptability is our path forward!
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PublicHoney Grove Library & Learning CenterHoney Grove08/31/2020YesYesYesYesYes
We have had a significant drop in readership and patronage. We are able to offer very restricted programming, and those restrictions are thought to play a significant part in this drop.
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PublicHowe Community LibraryHowe08/27/2020YesNoYesYesYesNo
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PublicHuntsville Public LibraryHuntsville08/27/2020NoYesYesNoYesNoNoWe have adjusted our levels of service several times. Recently resumed curbside on August 19.
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