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The Roanoke Public Library building will be closed from Thursday, March 19 through at least Tuesday, April 28th. The situation will be re-evaluated at that time. All programs during this period will be cancelled.
Roanoke Public Library Board of Trustees
Please be aware that ebooks and other online items are still available. If you have trouble using any system, you can call Celia Bandelier, Library Director, personally at 260-672-2921. (If calling, please leave a message as I very seldom answer calls I don’t recognize.)
You can also make an appointment with me (by calling) to get you a library card if you don’t presently have one so you can access the online resources that require a library card.
NOTE: no library cards will expire until June 16.
NOTE: no items are due until April 28th (at this time, may be extended more.)
NOTE: We request you do not return items in dropbox.
NOTE: NO Late fees will be assessed until 2 weeks after re-opening
NOTE: There are free books and magazines on the porch in front of the Library. We ask that you please keep all the books you don’t want in the box so that others may benefit also!
The Census is happening now. Wednesday, April 1 is Census Day. The data collected by the Census Bureau impacts how we respond to pandemics like the current one. It’s important that Hoosiers are counted.
The Indiana Disability Rights agency has created a resource page for common questions about the 2020 Census, fraud prevention tips, and additional tools for those encouraging participation in the census.
Though the Census Bureau’s 2020 Census field operations have been delayed by COVID-19, our outreach activities are ongoing. The Indiana State Data Center has shifted to social media and email communication to continue our efforts to get the word out that it is still easy, safe, and important to fill out the census safely from your home online at https://my2020census.gov/, by phone at at 1-844-330-2020, or by mail.
Please visit the Census in Indiana website for updates and additional outreach resources.
If you have questions about the 2020 Census or need assistance with 2020 Census outreach, please contact the Indiana State Data Center.
Here is a great list of resources . These are different things you can do while you are stuck at home that are educational and fun. You can get them all online. Let me know if you have issues.
For Covid-19 Coronavirus information: https://roanoke.lib.in.us/covid-19-information/
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