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Quincy Public Library to suspend in-person events

Rowan Vaughan, 11, make a tie dye shirt during the Quincy Public Library's Explore Fads From the Past program on Tuesday, July. 14, 2020. | H-W Photo/Jake Shane
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Posted: Jul. 30, 2020 9:30 am

QUINCY -- The Quincy Public Library will suspend all in-person events starting Monday because of increased cases of COVID-19 in the area.

"We have continued to evolve and adapt through the last couple of months," said Director Kathleen Helsabeck in a statement Thursday. "We've taken every precaution with our in person programming so far: requiring masks, maintaining social distancing, capacity limits, and limiting shared supplies. However, given the recent uptick in cases and the state issued warning, we just want to err on the side of caution."

All other services will remain fully operational. Hours will remain 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

The library plans to offer events and programs digitally or through take-and-make kits, and the Summer Reading Challenge will continue through Friday, Aug. 7.

The library closed to the public starting March 17 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and furloughed most of its staff in April. It reopened for some services on May 27 before reopening to the public with precautions on June 8.

For an updated calendar of digital programs, visit quincylibrary.org, or call the library at 217-223-1309.