Update (May 18, 2020): Way will be closed for the duration of Governor DeWine's Stay-at-Home Order.
Although a date has not been set for the building to reopen, we are actively working to establish guidelines for how and when a phased reopening can take place. Providing a public space which is safe and healthy for patrons and staff alike remains Way Library’s top priority. Book drops are now available for use, but while we are closed patrons will not incur late fees or lost fines. Patrons can hold onto materials until the library re-opens if they choose with no penalties. We are not accepting book donations at this time.
The library is currently offering curbside material pickup by appointment only. You can read more about this new service here.
The library will continue to provide digital services, such as ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, streaming movies, television, and music, access to online magazines, and many other resources. Please follow us on Facebook and continue to check this website for updates. We will keep you advised of any additional information which may become available.
The safety of our patrons and staff is extremely important to Way Library. We appreciate your understanding as we join with other public libraries to take this precautionary step toward keeping our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To stay healthy, the CDC and other health agencies recommend:
- Washing your hands frequently. Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home and away from others.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Trusted Information Sources
Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local and national agencies below.
Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) maintains a website with the up-to-date information on the outbreak, current risk to the public, and links to helpful resources. https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Novel-Coronavirus ODH has also set up a call center to address questions regarding COVID-19. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
Centers for Disease Control
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set up a website with a range of information about the current risk to the public, symptoms to watch for, prevention, testing, and advice for schools, communities and businesses.