The Clarksville-Montgomery County Library closed to the public March 19 and will remain closed through at least April 5.
Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett declared a local state of emergency for Montgomery County on March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Library officials cited safety concerns in the announcement of its closure.
“We are doing our part to help with this effort by the action we are taking,” said Martha Hendricks, library director. “We look forward to still serving our patrons even while our doors are closed and welcoming them back to the library when this unusual period has been resolved, and our doors are once again open.”
The library will maintain a skeleton crew of staff members to continue the essential functions of the library internally.
Patrons may return items at any time at the book drop behind the library, however, new items will not be available to patrons.
The library will extend the due dates of all items checked out currently to April 17, so patrons can continue to enjoy those items without fines.
The library has many digital and online options for patrons, and library staff plans put them out on social media.
All items on hold will remain on hold for patrons through the re-opening.
The library will offer online story times and Facebook live transmissions as often as possible.
Patrons will still be able to call the library at 931-648-8826 with questions.