Coronavirus Information Page

Steps the library has taken to prevent the spread of infectious illnesses

March 17 Until Further Notice: The library will be closed to the public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Library Closure Announcement – March 17 Until Further Notice:

On March 13, 2020, Governor Pritzker mandated that all schools in the state be closed from Tuesday, March 17 until further notice in an effort to curb the spread and impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

While normally we would invite our school-aged children to come to the library in the event of an emergency closing, this is not the best course of action when trying to curb a contagious disease. Because containment works best when all organizations participate, many libraries and other cultural organizations will be closed for the same duration. The Illinois Library Association is recommending the closure of all public libraries.

The Glen Carbon Centennial Library is continuing to monitor and adjust to this changing situation. Services available over the coming weeks are subject to change depending on what is needed to protect the health of our communities. Please check our website (, Facebook, or call the library (618-288-1212) for updates.


Information on the Coronavirus and its spread

Madison County Health Department 

Illinois Department of Public Health

Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization