• By Mary Giunca
  • Posted Friday, March 20, 2020

All Branches Will Offer To-Go Library Pickup as All 10 Branches Close to the Public on March 17

All Forsyth County Public Libraries will begin an alternative delivery method for books and materials, beginning on Wednesday, March 18. All 10 library branches will close to the public on Tuesday, March 17 at 6 p.m.

To-Go Library Pickup will be offered Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All 10 library branches will be closed on the weekend until further notice.

Anyone with a valid Forsyth County Public Library card can reserve books and audiovisual materials online or by calling their local branch for later pickup in front of each library. The complete library catalog is available on the library’s website at www.forsythlibrary.org. Or call 336-703-3030 for help.

The library has extended the checkout period for books and audiobooks to five weeks with one five-week renewal. Fines on DVDs are waived until May 25. Books and materials may be returned at each branch’s exterior book return.

“We’d like to remind people that our virtual library branch is open 24/7,” said Elizabeth Skinner, the library’s interim director. “Through our online resources, people can access ebooks, audiobooks, music, genealogical research, magazines and newspapers, and numerous databases.”

The library system expects to begin online storytimes for children and online book clubs for adults later this week. Skinner said that details will be available on the library’s website and social media.

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