JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
May 13, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PARISH LIBRARY BEGINS PHASE I OF RE-OPENING
JEFFERSON, LA – The Jefferson Parish Library will begin Phase 1 of re-opening on Friday, May 15, by opening book drops at all libraries, though libraries will not yet be open to patrons. During Phase I, book drops will be open for patrons to return books, DVDs, CDs or any material. There are no library card expirations or fines for late materials during Phase I.
The following services will be available during Phase I:
- 24/7 access to Wi-Fi will be available at all library parking lots.
- The library’s Facebook and social media pages, library webpage, Ask-a-Librarian and other remote platforms will continue to operate for patrons who have questions or need to interact with library staff; and
- Virtual services will be continued, including remote databases and online books and DVDs
Staff is working to create alternate summer reading program plans and to develop additional virtual programs. For more information, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or email@example.com.
In accordance with provisions of the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, as amended, Jefferson Parish shall not discriminate against individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities. If you require auxiliary aids or devices, or other reasonable accommodation under the ADA Amendments Act, please submit your request to the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours in advance or as soon as practical. A 72 hour advanced notice is required to request Certified ASL interpreters. ADA Coordinator/Office of Citizens with Disabilities 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 403, Elmwood, LA 70123, (504) 736-6086, ADA@jeffparish.net.
The Jefferson Parish Library system consists of 16 locations that stretch from the Lakeshore Branch on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain to the Grand Isle Branch just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico. The library system consists of two large regional libraries and seven branches on each side of the Mississippi River. The East Bank Regional Library (4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie) serves as library headquarters. More than 200 employees work for the Jefferson Parish Library including librarians, administration and support staff. For more information, contact the library at (504) 838-1100 or www.jefferson.lib.la.us.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO