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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Caroline Library to Reopen July 6


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For immediate release June 29, 2020

Charles M. Culley, Jr. County Administrator 




All branches of the Caroline Library will reopen on Monday, July 6th with limited hours.  The reopening will proceed in accordance with the Governor’s Phase Three announcement easing public health restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

All branches will be open as follows: 

Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  

Bowling Green – 804-633-5455  

Dawn – 804-632-8341  

Ladysmith – 804-448-0357 


Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Port Royal – 804-742-5254 

Due to limited space in the computer labs, computers will be available by appointment only.  Please call the numbers listed above to schedule an appointment. 

The library is NOT accepting donations of books and other materials at this time.  Processing donations puts staff in close contact with the materials and risks their health.  Please hold on to the items you’d like to donate until a future announcement.  Donations are never accepted in library book drops. 


Procedures to be followed by Public before Entering County Offices or Facilities


1. Unless otherwise specified, citizens may have their temperature taken before entering a County office or facility. Citizens who register a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be asked to leave and not return until they are fever free for 24 hours without medication. 

2. Citizens must follow social distancing guidelines and remain a minimum of six feet apart from each other and County employees unless protected by a divider.  Markers will be placed on the floor of County offices to assist with maintaining social distancing while waiting in line or waiting for an appointment. 

3. Citizens must comply with Governor Northam’s Executive Order Sixty-Three, requiring the wearing of face coverings in public indoor settings while in County offices or buildings. 

4. Hand sanitizer stations have been installed in County buildings with public access. Citizens are encouraged to use them as they enter and exit buildings. 

5. Citizens are encouraged to take advantage of online services as much as possible during the transition. 

6. Citizens are encouraged to continue to follow CDC guidelines to avoid the spread of the virus: 

 Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 

 If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 

 Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands 

 Practice social distancing 

 Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 



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