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Library Opening Guidelines

Provides info on our current stage of reopening during Covid-19 including guidelines and current services offered.

Updated 2/1/2021: We are now open for service and also continue to offer curbside service. See below for details on how to use curbside services and other information.

We are committed to the safety of our staff and patrons. To that end, here are some of the procedures and guidelines that will be in place for our reopening:

-Masks are absolutely required the entire time you are in the building with the exception of children ages 5 and under. Disposable masks will be available, and children's masks are offered. If you are unable to wear a mask, please use our curbside service.
-We ask that patrons do not loiter in the library for longer than necessary.
-Please DO NOT come in if you are sick.
-Social distancing guidelines will be enforced--seating and computers have been rearranged.
-Our door facing Main Street will be LOCKED--please enter through the automatic doors that face the parking lot.
-Staff will be regularly cleaning frequently touched surfaces.
-Toys have been removed from the children's area.
-Hand sanitizer will be available at every staff desk.
-Please DO NOT drop off children under the age of 10 without an adult.
-Curbside service will still be available for high-risk patrons. See more info below on curbside.
-Our local history room and Friends Gift Shop will be closed.
-Study rooms will be unavailable.
-All incoming materials and returns are being quarantined for 4 days before becoming available for the next patron.

Please call the library with any questions at (231) 924-3480. Welcome back!

  1. Call the library to request curbside
     - You can check our website at http://frodo.llcoop.org/iii/encore/?lang=engto determine if the item(s) you want are currently available at our library or you can ask when you call.
    - Please have your library card ready so you can tell us your library card number
    - Curbside pickup will be limited to 15 items per phone call - have your list of items/authors ready
    - Telephone numbers for curbside:
    - If the majority of your items will be adult fiction, young adult, or non-fiction, please call (231) 928-0256
    - If the majority of your items will be DVDs please call: (231) 928-0240
    - If the majority of your items will be audiobooks or large print please call: (231) 928-0253
    - If the majority of your items will be children's please call: (231) 928-0249
    - If you receive our answering machine, please leave a message with your name and phone number and we'll call you back.
    -For HOLDS pickup, please call (231) 928-0240.
  2. Let library staff know what time you would like to pick up your materials.
    - Staff will place your items in a bag labeled with your last name and time of pickup. Your bag will be in the entryway of the library.
  3. Let the library staff know if it will be you or someone else picking up your items
  4. Please make sure you have your library card or ID when you come to pick up your items

Here are a few reminders for everyone:

-No materials that you have at home will accrue any fines during this time.
-You can access our digital ebooks and eaudiobooks at: https://mlc.overdrive.com/
-You can access digital ebooks, eaudiobooks, TV shows, music, movies, and more at www.hoopladigital.com
-You can access our digital magazines and eaudiobooks at: http://lakelandcoop.rbdigital.com/
-You can access Ancestry Library Edition from home here through June 30, 2021
Please keep an eye on our website or our Facebook page for the latest news and updates.

Stay safe!