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The Library is Open

New Jersey librarians are available to assist students, despite closure of buildings due to the COVID-19 coronavirus

On behalf of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) and the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA), we are excited to announce the launch of ​The Library Is Open landing page to connect students, parents, teachers, and school administrators with direct access to the information, resources, and answers they need.

While many school and public libraries are physically closed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in New Jersey, librarians are still ready to assist students.
In addition to this growing, curated list of authoritative information and resources, ​The Library Is Open ​ also features a live chat service with certified New Jersey librarians, available Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

The NJASL/NJLA Joint Task Force of School Libraries has been working around the clock to offer reputable resources for administrators, teachers, parents and students. The chat service will provide live one-on-one assistance, and help students find free, reputable, reliable resources that they can access in NJ.

As a collaboration between school and public libraries, we hope to connect students, parents, teachers, and administrators to the virtual services and resources offered by the public libraries.


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Office of Emergency Management Release on Atlantic City COVID-19 Testing

ALERT DESCRIPTION: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2020

The City of Atlantic City and Mayor Marty Small have announced that two COVID-19 testing sites will be made available to symptomatic Atlantic City residents by appointment beginning Tuesday, April 28.

The testing sites, which are being funded by a federal Community Development Block Grant, include a walk-up and drive thru site that will operate on alternating days for four weeks. The city has received technical guidance from the New Jersey Department of Health to aid in the planning of these testing sites.

Reliance Medical Group, a primary healthcare provider based in Northfield, will be tasked with conducting the medical testing. Both
sites will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM. There is no fee for the test. In order to betested, the individual must:· Have a COVID-19 test prescription from their doctor (if an individual is symptomatic and does not possess a prescription, a Reliance physician on-site can provide the prescription),· Read and accept the consent form (available in the appointment portal),· Have an appointment,· Have a copy of the appointment confirmation,· Have identification proving the individual is an Atlantic City resident.Law enforcement will be on hand to ensure that individuals not meeting all of the above requirements will be asked to leave the testing site.The drive thru site will be stationed in the area of the Surf Stadium located at 545 N. Albany Avenue. This site will only be open on Wednesdays and Fridays.  The individual being tested does not have to be driving, they can be a passenger. Occupants are to keep their windows up until instructed. The entry point will be at the intersection of Albany and Filbert Avenues. The walk-up testing site will be located in the 800 block of Atlantic Avenue in the surface parking lot of the Showboat Hotel. This site will only be open on Tuesdays andThursdays. The entry point will be on Delaware Avenue. Individuals can be driven to the site, but those being tes ted must be able to walk through the testing area without assistance.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit the City of AtlanticCity website (www.cityofatlanticcity.org),

click ?COVID-19 Testing?, and follow the prompts.

If further assistance is needed, call 609-318-6990.
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Make a Wish List Request

The library is not accepting any Wish Lists requests during the Covid-19 emergency. We will continue to order materials for library collections during the emergency so that we will have new items in our collections. Please consider using our E-Resources such as Overdrive EBooks and Audio.

Thank You
Library Staff
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Special Message for the Library Director

Dear patrons,

The Atlantic City Free Public Library has been proactive for weeks in  First, I want to express my gratitude for your continued support and patience as we continue to evaluate and adjust our operations because of the COVID-19 outbreak. As health officials and scientists have noted, we likely had 1,100 active COVID-19 infections as of March 10 in our region. If we do not act, there could be more than 25,000 cases by early April. As you likely heard, yesterday, the State and County issued additional measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, including a prohibition of events with more than 250 people, and a prohibition on events with less than 250 people, if they don’t meet public health guidance on social distancing and hygiene. We have been working round-the-clock to assess what that guidance means for the Library. After much discussion, and in accordance with public health guidance, The Seattle Public Library has been called upon to support the City, County, and State’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. We all must do our part to keep our city and region healthy and combat the further spread of COVID-19. Effective at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 13, The Seattle Public Library will close all Library locations, and these closures will remain in effect until at least April 13. We will be in continued contact with public health officials to evaluate our facilities beyond this timeline. This decision was made in partnership with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Library Board of Trustees, and please know we did not take the decision lightly. It is clear that now is the time for strong and decisive action in order to protect the public we serve every day, as well as our staff and volunteers, who have been going above and beyond to continue providing service over the last several days as this public health crisis has taken hold.
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