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AACPL extends suspension of in-person appointments until March 1 due to rising COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 11:59:41-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — On Wednesday, officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) announced that it is extending the suspension of in-person appointments until March 1 due to continued high numbers of new COVID-19 cases in the county and vaccine roll out delays.

Curbside Plus service remains available and six libraries are now offering the use of Chromebooks in library parking lots.

“The rate of new COVID-19 cases in our county remains extremely high and we believe it is in the best interest of our staff and customers to continue to limit indoor service for the time being,” said Library CEO Skip Auld.

Curbside Plus service is available Monday through Thursday, from 10 am to noon and 3-6 p.m., at all locations. Friday hours run from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday service is offered from 1-5 p.m. at the Busch Annapolis, Crofton, Discoveries, Glen Burnie, Maryland City at Russett, Odenton, Severn and Severna Park libraries.

The Brooklyn Park, Deale, Glen Burnie, Maryland City at Russet, Mountain Road and Severn libraries are now offering Chromebooks for use in library parking lots.

“I know many residents are struggling with issues like accessing unemployment benefits or preregistering for the vaccine,” said Library CEO Skip Auld. “Library staff can help. I encourage residents who need assistance to call their local library. Our staff will work with customers to find innovative solutions to meet their needs.”