COVID-19 Update

Latah County Public Libraries Closed in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated April 3, 2020

How we are responding

All locations of the Latah County Library District were closed on March 18 by unanimous decision of the Board of Trustees and LCLD director. Closure will remain in effect until further notice in coordination with state and local efforts to minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

All public events have been cancelled. Staff are observing the statewide Stay-Home order but are working at home to the fullest extent possible. Questions may be left on voicemail at 208-882-3925; selected staff are receiving voicemails and will respond as soon as possible. All book drops are closed. Patrons may keep items they have checked out and return them when book drops and/or libraries are re-opened.

Digital resources and programming

Connect with us on Facebook for the latest in opportunities for online programming. Storytimes for children will be provided via the LCLD Facebook page. The LCLD offers many free digital resources for entertainment and learning, including OverDrive/Libby downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, Kanopy streaming video, and Flipster online magazines. Find the full array here. Digital resources for students and young children may be found on our website and on lili.org . For a limited time, some publishers are offering special free access to some online resources on lili.org.

Online self-registration for free library cards, including access to LCLD digital resources, is available at http://valnet.org

How to stay informed

Updates on LCLD operations and re-openings will be posted on our website and our Facebook page as soon as possible.  Information and FAQs about patron accounts and more are posted under the COVID-19 tab on our website.