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Rising COVID numbers means pickup only at Wellington County libraries

Branches will close on Dec. 1 in response to rising COVID cases in Wellington County
County of Wellington Library Aberfoyle branch. Keegan Kozolanka/GuelphToday file photo

WELLINGTON COUNTY – County library branches are closing to the public as COVID cases rise in the region. 

Beginning on Dec. 1, the branches will offer only curbside pickup to residents. 

In a press release, warden Kelly Linton said this is a response to an alarming rise in COVID cases in Wellington County.

“In consultation with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, we have made the difficult decision to close all branches,” Linton said.

“Cases continue to be linked to gatherings and gathering spaces. We hope this proactive measure helps slow the spread of COVID-19 across the county.”

The branches will remain closed for the foreseeable future and county officials will consult with public health and review data to re-open when the curve flattens.

Chief librarian Rebecca Hine encourages residents to check the Wellington County Library’s online resources in addition to using curbside pickup. 

Contact your local branch to arrange a curbside pickup.