The LA County Public Library system has closed its doors to patrons during the pandemic but still provide so many services to support the community. People can still borrow books, physical and digital. It’s just that the process has changed. Patrons must pick up their reserved books outside the library, masks are worn by the staff and public, the books are even quarantined between release to the next borrower. Through it all the library continues to provide online book groups, classes for adults and children, from cooking to Storytime to literacy for new immigrants. Nita Lelyveld from the LA Times took a virtual tour of the county’s libraries and shared what she found in her article, ‘Libraries remain vital despite pandemic—and because of it.’
We Are The World Blogfest, #WATWB, is a monthly blog group created to share positive stories in dark times. To learn more about it and how to join in click here. This month’s hosts are Eric Lahti, Roshan Radhakrishnan , Shilpa Garg, Peter Nena and Sylvia Stein.