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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Tracking coronavirus: library services update

Coronavirus

ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 26, 2020) — Although the coronavirus outbreak has led us to close our physical library branches to the public out of an abundance of caution, we’re still here for you.

The Anaheim Public Library is going beyond books and partnering with Anaheim Family YMCA during closure to serve the community.

Anaheim Family YMCA is offering free Grab-N-Go meals for youth 18 years and younger, available through walk-up or drive-up every day.

Find a full list of 17 pick-up distribution locations here.

Euclid Branch, Sunkist Branch and Anaheim Public Mobile Library, also known as the Bookmobile, will be setting up alongside the Anaheim Family YMCA to distribute bags with books, school supplies and supplies for STEAM — which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics — activities to keep the kids occupied at home.

STEAM activities include origami, Popsicle stick kazoos, tangrams and blackout poetry, in celebration of National Poetry Month.

School supplies include crayons, construction paper, colored pencils, glue and much more to help with at-home school work.

Permanent loan books are funded by the Anaheim Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the Anaheim Public Library and Friends of the Canyon Hills Library. School supplies are funded by a California State Library grant.

You can find Anaheim Library at the following school sites at least through April 17:

  • Mondays: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Patrick Henry Elementary
  • Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Elementary
  • Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Loara High School
  • Wednesdays: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Benjamin Franklin Elementary
  • Wednesdays: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Juarez Elementary
  • Wednesdays: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Paul Revere Elementary

We know how important the Library’s books, programs, and facilities are for you, especially during these unique and difficult times.

That’s why we are also offering other services such as curbside pick-up, live social media storytimes and over-the-phone help to better serve the community during our closure.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back at our libraries as soon as it is safe to reopen.

We will continue to communicate any further impacts to the Library system at Anaheim.net/coronavirus.

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