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Will the Summer Library Program be affected by the pandemic?

FAQ: Will the Summer Library Program be affected by the pandemic?

Answer:

The 2021 Summer Library Program is still being planned. Please watch www.mcpl.us/slp for updates around April 2021.


In the interest of patron and staff safety, there were a number of changes to SLP in 2020:

  • We developed activities for all ages that enable social distancing, including virtual eventsoff-site events and "grab and go" options. 

  • Large group events were canceled for the summer.
  • Summer Reading Club was discontinued to better allow for social distancing. We encouraged all children to read 20-30 minutes a day on their own or with a parent / caregiver.




The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has prompted changes to the library's day-to-day operations — all of which were implemented to maintain the health and safety of patrons and library staff — while continuing to provide quality library services. ... (read more)