WGRL Update: COVID19 Response

COVID-19 Library Response Update
Update posted 2020-03-21

The Wythe-Grayson Regional Library, in an abundance of caution in response to COVID-19, is currently closed from March 19 – April 4. The WGRL Board of Trustees is staying on top of this developing situation. Please check back for updates as this time frame is subject to change.

WGRL is a five-library system that includes:

Wythe County, Wytheville
Rural Retreat, Rural Retreat
Grayson County, Independence
Whitetop, Community Center, Whitetop
Fries Public Libraries, Community Center, Fries

Updates will be posted on the WGRL website and FaceBook page.

Need an Internet connection? WiFi is available at each location. WiFi can generally be picked up from parking spaces that face the library building. To access the WGRL public WiFi at any of our locations: access code: 0123454321.

Everyone with WGRL library materials checked-out are in a fine free grace period up to April 30th. There is no rush to get checked-out items back to your home library. If you wish to return your items currently all book drop boxes are open. Any fines that may be assessed from March 18 – May 1 will be waived.

The library had implemented social distancing and cleaning procedures earlier in the week. As events have escalated in the past few days around COVID-19 the library board decided it was time to take the next step and close all branch libraries. The libraries closed at 5 pm on Wednesday March 18th. Our concern is for the health and wellbeing of our staff and library users.

If you have tried to call your home library you have been met with a prerecorded message. Library Staff are on administrative leave. If you have a question that has not been answered you can email your question(s) to wythegraysonlibrary@gmail.com, this email will be periodically checked through out the week. We will do our best to respond in a timely manner.

Mary Thomas, Director