Update on the Library's Response to COVID-19

Here's where we currently stand on program and service delivery at the Medicine Hat Public Library during this current pandemic.
Posted on 13 March 2020 by Gillian.

Here's what we're doing right now at the Library to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

  1. Since we work with vulnerable populations we decided today that it was best to temporarily close the Co-op Community Developmental Play Space in order to protect the health & safety of all patrons. It will reopen when we think it’s safe to do so. This includes the Big Blue Blocks.

  2. Some of our larger/more hands-on programs have been cancelled. Below is a list of current cancellations. Check our events calendar for accurate, daily information. 
    • Frozen II on Saturday & Sunday
    • Board Leadership Development Workshop on Saturday
    • LEGO on Sunday
    • Tween Night on Monday
    • Seniors Computer Drop-in on Tuesday
    • Activities for Persons with Developmental Delays on Wednesday
    • Condor & The Eagle film on Wednesday
    • Teen Night on Friday
    • Pecha Kucha Night on Friday
    • Le Fuzz on Sunday
    • Rhyme & Reason Open Mic on March 24
    • Healing and Reconciliation: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women on March 25
    • Seed Swap on March 28
    • Rattlesnake Safety on March 31

  3. We currently do not have the capacity to accept your book donations. Kindly bring them at a later date when social distancing is no longer encouraged.


How Can You Help Limit the Spread?

  • If you have flu-like symptoms, please don’t visit the Library. If you’re coughing or sneezing you may be asked to leave.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Please practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet, or 2 meters away from others).
  • Cough into the crook of your arm.
  • Try to limit face touching (it's hard, we know). 
  • If you think you may have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link 811.


Where Will I Get Updates About Library Services?

As the situation evolves we will make decisions regarding the services we provide to the public. Please follow us on social media (@MHPublicLibrary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) or watch for updates to be posted to our blog. 

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