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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) SML Updates

Library Updates

Temporary Branch Closures:

  • Blanchard Branch (Closed for renovations with plans to reopen mid November)

Update: 11.23.20

Shreve Memorial Library's Support Services Center is closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The Support Services Center, which houses the library’s administrative offices, will be through Monday, November 23 with plans to reopen Tuesday, November 24.

During the closure, the branch will be cleaned and disinfected according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.


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Update: 8.25.2020

Shreve Memorial Library Atkins Branch is closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The Atkins Branch, located at 3704 Greenwood Road, will be closed through Monday, August 31, with plans to reopen on Tuesday, September 1. 

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Update: 8.23.2020

The Wallette and West Shreveport Branches of Shreve Memorial Library are closed after a contract worker tested positive for COVID-19. Both branches will be closed through Sunday, August 30, with plans to reopen on Monday, August 31. The Wallette Branch is located at 363 Hearne Avenue, and the West Shreveport Branch is located at 4380 Pines Road, both in Shreveport.

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Update: 8/4/2020

Shreve Memorial Library’s Hamilton/South Caddo Branch is closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The Hamilton/South Caddo Branch, located at 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, will be closed through August 10, with plans to reopen on Tuesday, August 11.

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Update: 8/3/2020

Shreve Memorial Library’s North Shreveport Branch will remain closed until Monday, August 10, after a second employee tested positive for COVID-19. The North Shreveport Branch, located at 4844 North Market Street, was closed Wednesday, July 29 with plans to reopen the branch on Wednesday, August 5.

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Update: 7/31/2020

Shreve Memorial Library’s Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branch is closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branch, located at 8303 Line Avenue, will be closed through August 6, with plans to reopen on Friday, August 7.

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Update: 7/29/2020

Shreve Memorial Library’s North Shreveport Branch is closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The North Shreveport Branch, located at 4844 North Market Street, will be closed through August 4, with plans to reopen on Wednesday, August 5.
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Update: 7/15/2020

Shreve Memorial Library’s Support Services Center is closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. During the closure, the Support Services Center, which houses the library’s administrative offices, will be cleaned and disinfected according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. The Support Services Center, located at 885 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, will be closed through July 21, with plans to reopen on Wednesday, July 22.

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Update: 7/3/2020

The Hosston Branch of Shreve Memorial Library, located at 15478 US Hwy 71 in Hosston, will reopen July 8th after COVID-19 test results have returned negative for the employee in question. 

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Update: 7/3/2020

The Hosston Branch of Shreve Memorial Library, located at 15478 US Hwy 71 in Hosston, is closed after an employee was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The branch will be closed through July 9, with plans to reopen on Friday, July 10. The branch may open sooner if COVID-19 test results come back negative for the employee in question. 

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Update: 7/2/2020

The Gilliam Branch of Shreve Memorial Library, located at 12797 Main Street in Gilliam, is closed after an employee presented symptoms similar to those of COVID-19. The branch will be closed through July 8, with plans to reopen on Thursday, July 9. The branch may open sooner if COVID-19 test results come back negative for the employee in question.

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Update 7/2/2020:

The Broadmoor Branch of Shreve Memorial Library is closed after an employee presented symptoms similar to those of COVID-19. The branch, located at 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, will be closed through July 8, with plans to reopen on Thursday, July 9. The branch may open sooner if COVID-19 test results come back negative for the employee in question.

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Update: 7/1/2020

The Wallette Branch of Shreve Memorial Library is closed after an employee presented symptoms similar to those of COVID-19. The branch, located at 363 Hearne Avenue, will be closed through July 7, with plans to reopen on Wednesday, July 8. The branch may open sooner if COVID-19 test results come back negative for the employee in question.

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Update: 6/24/2020

The Hollywood/ Union Avenue Branch of Shreve Memorial Library is closed after an employee reported exposure to a COVID-positive person. During the closure, the branch will be cleaned and disinfected according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

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Update: 6/19/20

Shreve Memorial Library’s Support Services Center is closed after multiple employees presented symptoms similar to those of COVID-19. During the closure, the Support Services Center, which houses the library’s administrative offices, will be cleaned and disinfected according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

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Update: 6/18/20

The Atkins Branch of Shreve Memorial Library is closed after an employee presented symptoms similar to those of COVID-19. During the closure, the branch will be cleaned and disinfected according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

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Update: 6/15/20

The Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branch of Shreve Memorial Library is closed after an employee was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The branch, located at 8303 Line Avenue, will be closed through June 21, with plans to reopen on Monday, June 22. During the closure, the branch will be cleaned and disinfected according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

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Update: 6/9/20

Shreve Memorial Library will open the doors to seven of its branches tomorrow, June 10. The Broadmoor, Cedar Grove-Line Avenue, Hamilton/South Caddo, North Caddo, North Shreveport, Wallette, and West Shreveport branches will open to the public Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.

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Update 6/5/20:

The reopening of seven Shreve Memorial Library branches has been delayed. After almost three months of closures, the library had planned to reopen branches beginning Monday, June 8. However, lack of needed safety materials and equipment has delayed the openings with a reopen date still to be determined.

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Update 6/3/20:

The David Raines Branch of Shreve Memorial Library is closed after an employee presented symptoms similar to those of COVID-19. The branch, located at 2855 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, will be closed through at June 10, with plans to reopen on Thursday, June 11. During the closure, the branch will be cleaned and disinfected according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

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Update 6/2/20:

After almost three months of closures, Shreve Memorial Library is reopening library branches to the public. Following Governor John Bel Edwards’ announcement of Phase Two Reopening, Shreve Memorial Library will reopen seven of its library branches beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, with plans to reopen all branches by the end of June 2020.

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Update 5/26/20:

The Hamilton/South Caddo Branch of Shreve Memorial Library is closed after two employees presented symptoms similar to those of COVID-19. The branch, located at 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, will be closed through at least June 2, 2020. During the closure, the branch will be cleaned and disinfected according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

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Update 5/22/20: 

Shreve Memorial Library is expanding service for patrons following the Memorial Day holiday. Effective Tuesday, May 26, patrons will be able to return checked out library materials to 19 branch book drops and the mobile library. In addition, curbside pickup service will expand to 12 additional Shreve Memorial Library branches on Monday, June 1.

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Update 5/7/20:

Patrons of Shreve Memorial Library will soon be able to return, reserve and checkout items from select Shreve Memorial Library branches. All library branches have been closed since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic and governmental stay-at-home orders. Beginning Monday, May 11, patrons may place holds online to reserve items for pickup and begin returning items currently checked out to library drop boxes at the Broadmoor, Cedar Grove/Line Avenue, Hamilton/South Caddo, North Caddo, North Shreveport, Wallette and West Shreveport branches.  Curbside pickup service will begin on Monday, May 18.


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