Director’s Report – Closed

“PHiL’s Place”

March 20, 2020

Dear Community Members,

As you may be aware, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Palm Harbor Library is closed until further notice. This is for your benefit as well as for the staff and our many volunteers. This is a very fluid situation so weekly assessments will be made to determine when it will be best to re-open…which we will.  

During the interim, the following actions will be taken:

-The book drops will be locked
-Donations will not be accepted
-All library-sponsored and non-library sponsored programs, activities and meetings are cancelled through the end of April
-Reserving material will be suspended while the library is closed

Now here’s what we will be doing for you:

-All fines during this time will be waived
-Library staff will be available to answer your phone calls from 9 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday at 727-784-3332.
-If your library card has expired, staff will renew it for THREE months over the phone allowing you continuing access to our online services
-Our two Library Media Boxes (one in front of the library and the other at the Palm Harbor Parks & Rec. Center) will continue to be available 24/7
-Hoopla Circs will be increased from 5 to 10
-Online storytimes, book talks, cooking programs and more will all be found on the library’s website
-Continue our partnership with Meals-on-Wheels every Monday
-And last, but certainly not least, you’ll be able to capture a bit of Zen with our live fish cam on the library’s website

All online services and library updates may be found at

If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Till we meet again, I wish you all good health.


Gene P. Coppola, Library Director Palm Harbor Library


Author: PHLIBAdministrator

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