FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SALISBURY, MD Wicomico Public Library will be closed from Saturday, August 12th thru Thursday, August 17th for a transition which will have public libraries on the Eastern Shore joining together to create a new Shore catalog.
During this period, all library activities and services will be suspended such as fines, searching the catalogs, placing items on hold and getting new library cards. Library materials will not be due between August 9th thru 23rd and no fines will be incurred over this period. Additionally, this means all satellite branches including the Bookmobile service will also be closed.
Library staff has issued directions that all cardholders to save their reading histories and lists, emailing it to themselves because they will be deleted in this transition phase. Please refer to the library site for directions on how to complete this process to preserve lists.
After reopening on August 17th, all library cardholders are asked to come in and verify their information on their library account. Please bring in photo identification with a current address to assist with this confirmation.
This transition will benefit all Wicomico Library Cardholders in a variety of ways. From access to more materials and faster availability to a new user-friendly, modernized catalog, the library will be mobile-friendly and have a wider variety of resources like a digital library, including eBooks, downloadable music and movies in an easy-to-use, searchable catalog. Furthermore, Wicomico users will also have access to collections held in seven other library systems throughout the Eastern Shore. Counties: Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot Wicomico and Worcester.
Please note, Pittsville and the Centre at Salisbury branches will only be closed on the 17th, but will be open during their regular schedule for the time before.
Wicomico Public Library staff thanks the community for its patience and cooperation during this transition and looks forward to continuing to deliver great customer service upon its completion. Phone inquiries are being taken at (410) 749-3612 X155 should anyone have questions about the transition or other related matters.