Health care library in La Mesa reopens with Curbside Pickup services beginning June 30

Herrick Community Health Care Library will reopen with Curbside Pickup services at its location in La Mesa starting June 30.

Patrons may now borrow materials without entering the building

LA MESA, Calif. (June 25, 2020) — Residents of the Grossmont Healthcare District can once again access the consumer health information collection at the Herrick Community Health Care Library, which reopens with curbside pickup service on June 30.

The news comes more than three months after the library’s closure in mid-March due to state and county restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Curbside services will allow patrons to borrow from the library collection of books, DVDs, magazines, and pamphlets, all of which have a health focus.

“We curate resources that are designed to help people of all ages and backgrounds gain more understanding of their health, especially since time spent with healthcare providers can be limited,” said Director Rachelle Kierulff. “Making the library collection accessible in this way puts health and wellness information, personal stories and entertainment back in the community’s hands.”

Kierulff said the continued reopening of library spaces and services will follow state and county health orders and guidelines. Since its initial closure in March, library staff have been, and continue to be, available by phone and email to answer questions.

Herrick Library is located at 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa. Curbside pickup reservation instructions, pickup hours, and safety information is available at herricklibrary.org.

About Herrick Library
Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and online. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825-5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.

Erica Salcuni
Grossmont Healthcare District
Phone: (619) 825-5017