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625 NE 4th Avenue
Camas, Washington 98607
360.834.4692

The health and safety of our patrons are of utmost importance to us at the Camas Public Library.

We are following the news and information on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as it develops, and following advice from local and state public health officials.

UPDATED 7/24:

The Camas Public Library building is closed. But we are here!

The Library began a phased reopening as of June 1, 2020.

As of June 1, our BOOK DROP IS NOW OPEN. Feel free to bring back anything you’ve been hanging on to since our closure. Updated 7/24 Items returned will be held in quarantine for 4 days before they will be checked in off your account, shelved or given to the next person waiting for them. This is to ensure everyone's safety. Current research is taking place on the length of time the virus is detectable on library items and the latest results show it to be undetectable between 3 - 4 days. The Library is monitoring all results and will adjust as necessary.


Curbside services resumed on June 8. Call us at 360-834-4692 or email library@cityofcamas.us to learn more about how to borrow items during this time.

Here’s a quick look at how the rest of our re-opening plan looks (subject to change):

  • Phase II: Curbside Service begins, 10-6 Monday-Friday* started on 6/8
  • Phase III: We are a hard at work preparing the building for your return. Provided that our building is ready to go with safety measures that will protect both you and our staff, we will open the building with various capacity and distancing limits, following all state guidelines.

*coincides with the Phases of the Washington Safe Start Plan.
Phase II depends on the approval of Clark County to move into Phase II. Stay tuned to our website and/or social media for dates on when curbside service will resume.

Currently, the Library services consist of:

No meeting room bookings will be accepted until further notice.

Organizations are encouraged to check back should any developments change. All existing meeting room bookings have been cancelled through June 30.

All Library Programs have been cancelled through June 30.

Stay turned for more information on upcoming programs and digital opportunities. Summer Reading will take place completely virtual this year. Library reopening plans will address programs, and all programs will need to follow guidance on recommneded group sizing.

Books and more.

Library staff will be cleaning all books & other items after our closure. Any books returned will be placed in quarantine and cleaned before returning the Library shelves.

Our ebooks & digital audiobooks are available at the Washington Anytime Library and much of our online research tools are available anytime from home with your library card. 

This is a developing situation, we will continue to monitor the situation as it develops. Thanks to everyone for your understanding, patience, and diligence in helping our community stay safe. 


 Prevention is key

The CDC recommends:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Resources about Coronovirus (COVID-19):

 

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