Reed Spotlights How Libraries Adapt To COVID-19 During Jamestown Visit

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JAMESTOWN – Congressman Tom Reed recently visited the James Prendergast Library in Jamestown to discuss the important role libraries play in our community.

Reed met with Executive Director Janice Dekoff and other staff members during a tour on Friday.

He says the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional challenges for libraries and learning centers.

Here in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties, local libraries are making changes to adapt to new demands for e-books and digital service.

“The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library system has created a safe and welcoming environment for patrons to securely visit and/or use their local libraries,” said Reed. “We were impressed by all the changes they have made to accommodate our community during this crisis. We care about our constituents, and most importantly our children, have access to quality library services and educational resources. We will continue to make sure our libraries have fair access to the financial support they need.”

The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System is also working to promote participation in the Census to make sure counties are properly counted.


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