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Cleveland Public Library halts meal service for children due to coronavirus

The Cleveland Public Library.
Posted at 11:36 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 11:36:28-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Public Library is shutting down its meal service program for children due to coronavirus concerns.

“Out of an abundance of caution, Cleveland Public Library must temporarily suspend plans to deliver meals to children,” the library said in a news release Tuesday.

Last week the library closed its doors but said it will still provide a meal service to children at its branches across the area.

"The was a difficult decision for us to make at Cleveland Public Library. We know how much the children rely on those meals. However, we could no longer put the children, their families, and our staff at risk,” said Felton Thomas, Jr., executive director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library. “We look forward to resuming our Kids’ Café program once it is medically safe to do so.”

The library’s digital and streaming services such as audiobooks, movies, music and e-books will still be available to access. You can do so by clicking, here.

The library has also made some resources available for students to read and learn from while schools are closed. You can find those resources, here.

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