In response to the recommendation of Governor Andy Beshear and Paris and Bourbon County Schools to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Paris-Bourbon County Public Library will close at 5:30 pm on Friday, March 13 and remain closed through Sunday, March 29.
During this period of closure, we will monitor the developing situation, and may opt to remain closed longer if such is the recommendation of public health authorities.
PBCPL averages over 2,000 visitors each week, and that number increases dramatically when school is closed. In addition to this, the Library circulates thousands of items each week. Given these facts, the Board of Trustees recognizes that closing the library will allow for separation and social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The closure will cease the circulation of many thousands of physical items in the community that will also assist in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
We ask that all customers hold on to their materials until the library reopens. We are fine-free, so no overdue fines will accrue during our closure.
Databases and downloads of e-resources will remain available on our web site, and we encourage our customers to explore everything that is available there: music, movies, e-books, and books for downloading and streaming on personal devices.
Stay safe out there, Bourbon County! Our library staff wishes each and every one of our patrons good health and strength to weather this storm.