One year ago, on March 16, 2020, the Cedar Rapids Public Library shut our doors in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, staff has worked hard to find ways to safely serve our patrons and the Cedar Rapids community.
The Library started curbside hold pick ups and virtual programming to keep reaching patrons at home. Librarians began assembling grab bags of books for those who missed browsing, and the Library offered services like online tutoring help.
Now, we have reopened for grab and go services, with patrons able to browse for up to 30 minutes and use computers for up to one hour per day. Curbside hold pick up and other services started during the pandemic also remain available.
We’re looking forward to the day when we can be fully reopen once more. From all of us here at the Library, we want to say thank you – thank you for your patience, for your understanding, and for continuing to use the Library despite all the challenges. We’ll see you soon.
Until then, here is how to access remote services:
- Curbside holds and grab bags: CRLibrary.org/curbside-holds
- Digital programming: YouTube.com/CedarRapidsPublicLibrary
- Streaming videos, downloading eBooks and more digital resources to access at home: CRLibrary.org/library-at-home
- Sign up for a Library Card online or call the Library at 319.261.7323
- Virtual homework help and other resources for students: CRLibrary.org/student-resources