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Leon County Public Library Newsletter: Special Edition

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 

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Special Edition - April 2020

Per the Governor's executive order, Leon County Libraries have been closed through April 30 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our community’s most vulnerable.


From the Director

Dear Patrons,

Thank you for your continued support and patience as our libraries remain closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our community’s most vulnerable. What a challenging time this is.

Although our doors are closed, many services and resources are still available.

  • If you have a question about your library account, need help with our e-books or more, Library staff is just a call away. Please call (850) 606-2665 during the Main Library’s regular hours of operation.
  • If e-mail is your preference, we’re ready to respond! Send your questions to And if you’d rather chat, our librarians locally as well as librarians statewide are available via Ask a Librarian.
  • Lost your card? Have a friend or family member who wants to get one? We offer online registration. Library card numbers are e-mailed to you; begin using our electronic resources right away!
  • The Library continues to add new e-books and e-audio titles for both youth and adults. In addition, we’ve created a new page, Always Open, which provides quick and easy access to the ever-growing resources available to you. The page includes resources for all ages, from stories for the very young to free access to, hundreds of online classes and much more. Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we’ve also doubled access to films via Kanopy, from four rentals to eight rentals per library card, per month.
  • Watch for announcements of upcoming online programs, including story time and pop-up book clubs.  As always, your suggestions and comments are welcome. Please use our online forms or email me directly,

Thanks again for being a valued library patron. Regardless of the delivery method – virtual or in person – our commitment to serve remains unchanged. We look forward to opening our doors and welcoming you back into our buildings soon.


Be well,

Debra Sears


Stay informed on COVID-19

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Visit the Leon County Emergency Information Portal for up-to-date information on COVID-19, local resources, services, closures and sign up for County news and alerts. 

You can also download the Leon County Citizens Connect App for notifications on emergency management messages or services changes. 

The Citizens Connect app is available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store

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Did You Know...?

Always Open digital library

Our Online Library is always open and full of possibilities. Look below to discover e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming movies, FREE fun, and educational resources for patrons of all ages.  

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Digital Entertainment and Resources at Your Fingertips!

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Stream over 30,000 films for free with your library card. 

The Kanopy app is available on most devices and streaming services like Roku TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV. 


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Enjoy downloadable books and audiobooks from anywhere with our Libby and Overdrive apps. We've added a wide variety of e-titles to broaden our patrons' reading options. 


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We also offer downloadable books and audiobooks through the rbdigital app.

The rbdigital app also hosts Transparent Language, which offers language lessons in over 100+ languages. 


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Take online lifelong learning courses in more than 30 subjects (with more than 500 courses available overall).


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Choose from more than 300 practice tests and courses, including GED, SAT, ACT and GRE.

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Start your family history journey from home! Now and until April 30, Ancestry Library will be available at home for patrons. 

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The library offers more digital tools for research and entertainment for patrons of all ages through our Always Open web page. 



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