Wednesday, March 18, 4:05 p.m. clarification: A previous headline for this story made it seem like the library is closing because of the coronavirus. The library is not closing. The headline has been changed to more accurately reflect the content of this story.
The City of Auburn has cancelled the programs and events for Auburn Public Library and Auburn Parks and Recreation effective in response to recommendations by health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a release from the City.
Programs and events have been cancelled through Saturday, March 28 at the earliest. The City will reevaluate cancellations and closures at that time.
According to the release, all Auburn Public Library events and programs have also been cancelled through March 28. This includes the Author Visit with Patti Callahan Henry, Gamer’s Society, Show and Tell Book Club and all storytimes.
The library’s online resources will continue to be available here, where patrons can access e-books and digital magazines.
All of Auburn Parks and Recreation indoor recreation facilities have been closed. The following is a list of facilities whose recreation programs and reservations have been canceled:
- Boykin Community Center
- Dean Road Recreation Center
- Frank Brown Recreation Center
- Harris Center
- Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center
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According to the release, those who have made reservations for more than 50 people will be contacted directly by Parks and Recreation staff.
The gyms at Boykin, Dean Road and Frank Brown have been closed. The fitness centers at Frank Brown and Boykin have closed as well as the auditorium at Boykin and the Ceramics Studio at Dean Road.
The release said spring sports are delayed through March 28.
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