Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield Closed to Patrons

For immediate release:

December 9, 2020
12:45 p.m.


Smithfield, NC -- The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Johnston County and
Smithfield has implemented changes with our operations due to the increased number
of positive COVID-19 cases.

The library building will be temporarily closed to our patrons. All library fines are now
suspended and will not accrue. Library staff will continue to work and we encourage
library patrons to take advantage of curbside service. To use this service, patrons
should request holds through the online library catalog or call the library during business
hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 am-5:00 pm to request materials from the
library staff.  Staff will fill the requests and have the items available for pickup. The
library staff is working diligently to provide services to our patrons during this difficult

Please contact the library at 919-934-8146 to ask questions or to receive help obtaining
library resources.  Patrons may also visit our website at .