Pataskala Public Library is closed until April 6 – subject to review based upon ongoing developments with the Coronavirus Pandemic.
We are asking patrons to hold on to your materials and not return them in our bookdrop. We are fine free and your items will not be due the days that we are closed. If you have any items on the hold shelf, it will be waiting for you when we reopen. If you have a hold, you will maintain your place in line.
During this situation the library’s online resources are available to cardholders, including eBooks, eMagazines, downloadable audiobooks, and research tools for online learning.
Pataskala Public Library is committed to serving the needs of the public while also working to ensure the safety and health of our customers, staff and the community.
Pataskala Library Administration will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly.
Everyone has a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and staying healthy. Please be patient and take care of yourself, your families, and each other.
To stay healthy, the CDC and other health agencies recommend:
- Washing your hands frequently. Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Trusted Information Sources
Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local and national agencies below.
Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health maintains a website with the up-to-date information on the outbreak, current risk to the public, and links to helpful resources. https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Novel-Coronavirus
ODH has also set up a call center to address questions regarding COVID-19. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
Centers for Disease Control
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set up a website with a range of information about the current risk to the public, symptoms to watch for, prevention, testing, and advice for schools, communities and businesses.
The situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is evolving daily. We will keep you informed of any changes to our services. For the latest information, please check our website at https://www.pataskalalibrary.org/ and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.