WELLINGTON COUNTY – As of Dec. 1, all Wellington County library branches will close in response to rising cases of COVID-19 in the community.
The libraries will, however, continue to offer curbside pick up to residents.
“The number of COVID-19 cases in the county are rising at an alarming rate,” stated Warden Kelly Linton in a Nov. 30 press release.
“In consultation with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH), we have made the difficult decision to close all branches.”
Noting cases are linked to gatherings and gathering spaces, Linton added, “We hope this proactive measure helps slow the spread of COVID-19 across the county.”
Chief librarian Rebecca Hine said that in addition to curbside pickup, the county library system has “wonderful online resources available for our residents to enjoy.”
Officials say the libraries will be closed indefinitely, with reopening possible “once the curve begins to flatten.”
“I continue to urge all residents to follow public health guidelines,” said Linton.
“We all need to work together to slow the spread COVID-19 in our communities.”
Visit www.wellington.ca/library for online resources or contact local branches to arrange a pick-up.