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After cautiously reopening with new safety procedures in place, the Forest Park Public Library will temporarily close on October 26 after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. It is not known if the virus was contracted at the library or in another environment. Out of an abundance of caution all in-person services are suspended, however, virtual services will remain accessible. 

The Library will be closed from Monday, October 26 through Thursday, October 29 to quarantine the building and have it deep cleaned. Staff who have been identified as a “close contact” according to the CDC will be quarantined for 14 days. Other staff members will self monitor and be extra conscientious about their wellness.

The Library will reopen on Friday, October 30 for Vestibule Pick Up Service. Other services including computers, printing/copying, use of spaces, and browsing will be unavailable through Friday, November 6.

Things to Note

  • If you had a hold waiting, it will be available for pick up when the Library reopens for Vestibule Pick Up Service on Friday, October 30.
  • You can return items through the Book Drop at any time, but we encourage you to hold on to materials for longer. Fines will not accrue during this time because of the Library’s Fine Free for Now program. Find out more about how this program works here
  • You can place holds for items online or email the Library at 
  • Virtual programs are still available. Find out more at
  • If you need assistance, please email the Library at

The health and safety of our community and staff is the highest priority for the Forest Park Public Library. We look forward to reopening the Library when it is safe to do so. During this closure, the facility will be cleaned and time will be given to allow any remaining trace amounts of virus to dissipate. Staff will follow quarantine and testing procedures as directed by medical personnel.

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For information on COVID-19 Testing, please go here.

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