(12 May 2020) As we miss our libraries, we’re asking ourselves how our experience with Covid-19 will reshape these spaces.
There’s a lot that we don’t know. As many states move to ease social distancing measures, we’re unsure of how large the growth in new cases will be. We don’t know whether Covid-19 could become a seasonal phenomenon in the coming years, forcing further closures in the fall (and beyond).
Still, it’s appropriate to ask what libraries can do in the short term and long term to adapt spaces and behaviors in order to ensure that our communities remain safe and resilient in the face of future pandemics.
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