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The library will close for two weeks to accommodate re-carpeting work through the first floor of the library. The Community Meeting Room and Friend’s Book Shop will remain open during this re-carpeting project. Regularly scheduled programs for all ages will continue in the meeting room.

The library will be closed to the public from Monday, May 6th through May 17th, while the re-carpeting project is completed. This project is funded through the Public Works Department’s regular scheduled maintenance.

Library staff and volunteers will continue working through the closure to move approximately 40,000 books that need to be relocated and kept in order while the new carpet is put in place. Staff will also continue to empty the book drop daily, and perform storytimes and youth activities in the Community Meeting Room and outside on the lawn, weather permitting.

Passport Services and Tech Tuesday will continue. Checkouts during the time of the closure will be extended by one month. Ongoing customer holds will be processed and ready for pick up during Weekdays: 11:00 to 6:00 & Weekends 11-4 in the lobby. Can’t get to the library? No worries. We will hold the item(s) for an extra week. Daily newspapers will be available for reading in the lobby during this time.

The library will also offer a pop-up library with limited new books, movies, and magazines at the following locations; Library Lawn, City Hall, Museum, Senior Center, Storvik Park, Washington Park and more. Follow the library on Facebook and Instagram, or check the library's website for Pop-Up Library announcements throughout the closure.

There is a ton of work that needs to be done to make this project possible, though the library will be closed, members will still be able to access all online offerings and programs. To access the library’s online collections of eBooks, eAudio books, streaming movies and tv shows go to our website library.cityofanacortes.org.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

1,226 Skagit Cases (+2)
<70 Cases in ZIP 98221

104 Hospitalizations (+0)
23 Deaths (+0)

101,345 Cases Statewide (+820)
8,231 Hospitalizations (+48)

2,296 Deaths Statewide (+7

Updated 4:00 pm October 23, 2020.

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County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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