Idea Exchange | May 15, 2020
On Wednesday, March 25, the Region of Waterloo declared a State of Emergency with municipalities following suit, including the City of Cambridge. The Government of Ontario extended the State of Emergency on Tuesday, April 14. As such, Idea Exchange locations will remain closed until Tuesday, June 30. This is a constantly evolving situation and we will continue to make service decisions based on the most current information from Region of Waterloo Public Health, as well as follow legislated directives.
Following the Government of Ontario’s May 14 announcement regarding plans to begin the reopening of the province, Idea Exchange will be offering contact free curbside pickup in the coming weeks. At such time members will also be able to return library materials via branch drop boxes. Details related to the services’ process, start date, and safety measures for staff and the community are currently being finalized. Information will be posted here and on our social media when it is available.
The programs and events as listed in the Spring 2020 Idea Exchange Magazine have been cancelled. New programs and events will be moved online. Check out our online calendar for virtual programs and events.
During this closure, all library material due dates and hold expiration dates will be extended, and no additional fees or fines will be applied to member accounts. These extensions will continue for a week after we reopen.
If you are not currently an Idea Exchange member you can sign up for our new Online Membership to access online e-resources.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make service adjustments as needed. Any changes to our services will be posted on our website, ideaexchange.org and social media accounts.
Reputable Information Sources about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
There is no shortage of discussion online and in the media about COVID-19 and the measures needed to keep people and communities safe. To help you find the most reliable sources of information and support during this uncertain time, Idea Exchange would like to share this essential resource list on the COVID-19 response in our region, our province, our country, and across the globe: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide