We are pleased to announce we have begun our plan to reopen the library! Staff will be returning to the library building on June 8 to help plan for a safe opening.
Return bins will be open starting Wednesday, June 10 for materials to be returned, however, the due date is still July 6 and no fines will be incurred until after this date. All returned items have to quarantine for 72 hours, so the items will not be checked in until after the quarantine period is over. No fines will be accrued during the quarantine period.
We are excited to offer curbside pickup beginning Monday, June 22 (plans are subject to change). We will also begin accepting home delivery applications after this date (more to come on this). Our virtual programming will be expanded and auto renewals will be turned on once we begin circulating items. Items that were placed on hold before we closed in March will be available for curbside pickup after June 22nd.
The library building will remain closed to the public until the OTPL staff can provide a safe community space, which includes maintaining proper distancing for staff, patrons, and visitors. Unlike other entities, libraries and museums were not permitted to open until the recent Governor’s executive order was issued which enables libraries to begin opening procedures on June 8, 2020. We will reopen in carefully planned phases until full library service can be restored. We appreciate your patience and encourage you to continue using our many online resources and attending an online program this summer.
As always, we will keep our status updated on our library website and on our social media pages. Feel free to reach out, and we look forward to returning to our building soon!
Orion Township Public Library Coronovirus Preparedness and Response Plan (PDF) Updated July 6, 2020
Orion Township Public Library Reopening Plan (PDF) Updated July 1, 2020