Despite the doors being closed to the public the George Coon Public Library is still a great resource for those in the community who may need it.
Library Director Nichelle Faughn says that while community members can’t physically come and check out a book there are still many digital resources available for use including the Kentucky Libraries Unbound Consortium (KLU), which is an ebook, audiobook, and other digital media platform, and the Kentucky Virtual Libraries program, which houses many research databases and other educational programs and resources for patrons to utilize. She adds that for a limited time KLU has increased checkout limits for patrons and has also made it available for those who do not currently have a library card to access materials.
Faughn states that the library is also posting content daily on their Facebook page for patrons to find resources, printables, author read-alouds, book suggestions, kid’s activities, and more.
She also notes that for those who may need it the library’s wireless internet is still available during business hours and can be accessed from outside of the building, all patrons need to do is use the password that has been posted on the front doors.
Faughn expresses that library employees miss their patrons tremendously and are hoping everyone stays safe and heath so they can see everyone again soon.
For more information about how to take advantage of the Kentucky Libraries Unbound Consortium or the Kentucky Virtual Libraries program you can email Nichelle Faughn at email@example.com. You can also access both programs online here.