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Manatee County libraries close to prevent spread of COVID-19

All Manatee County libraries will be closed until Aug. 23.
by: Liz Ramos Staff Writer

All Manatee County libraries, including the Braden River Library, will close until Aug. 23 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as the county has seen a spike in positive cases.

Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes announced the county's six public library branches will close today at their usual time. The Braden River Library closes at 8 p.m.

The libraries will reopen for normal weekly hours beginning Aug. 23. 

Library materials are available online at

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