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Library starts curbside book pickups, plans Summer Program


May 6, 2020

MATT GRAY picks up books from the Sweet Home Public Library through its new curbside pickup program.

The Sweet Home Public Library is continuing to serve its patrons as well as it can as it prepares for an unusual Summer Reading Program, which will be restricted by the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The library closed March 12, the day after Linn County residents learned of a positive COVID-19 infection within the county. Schools closed the following Monday, March 16. The governor announced a stay-at-home order on March 23.

"We can't maintain a six-foot distance," said Library Director Rose Peda. "What we tried to do that week was to figure out how to provide some library serv...

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