COVID-19 Closure Status Update – Jun 5, 2020

For our latest COVID-19 status update, please see https://orionlibrary.org/coronavirus-update/.

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

13 Responses to COVID-19 Closure Status Update – Jun 5, 2020

  1. Balinda DeSantis July 3, 2020 at 3:59 pm #

    Hello – when I click on the link to see available Book Club Kits, nothing shows up. Have those been suspended at this time? I have used this service before without any problems so that’s why I’m wondering if they are not being offered at this time?

    • Steve Saunders July 6, 2020 at 5:32 pm #

      Hi Balinda,

      At this time, book club kits are not available for curbside pickup. All item types not currently available for pickup have been temporarily hidden from our catalog search results. I apologize for the confusion.

  2. Jill June 27, 2020 at 11:06 am #

    Is the library currently accepting donations of books, cds and dvds?

    • Becky Bolin June 29, 2020 at 9:17 am #

      Unfortunately we are not accepting any donations at this time.

  3. Becky Bolin June 23, 2020 at 9:12 am #

    You can put items on hold now and when they are ready you will receive a notice to come to our curbside pickup area along the side of the building. Curbside pickup hours are M-Th 10a-8:30p and Fri-Sat 10a-4:30p. If you have any issues you can contact the library at 248-693-3000. Thanks!

  4. Leah June 22, 2020 at 6:53 pm #

    Hello, I book some books on hold. How is the best way to retrieve them at this time? Do I enter the building?

    • Becky Bolin June 23, 2020 at 9:08 am #

      No the building is closed. Once your hold items are available you will be notified to come to our curbside pickup area along the side of the building and follow the instructions on the sign. Curbside hours are M-Th 10a-8:30p and Fri-Sat 10a-4:30p. Thanks!

  5. Summer June 19, 2020 at 10:19 am #

    When will we be able to put items on hold for curbside, I noticed the “place on hold” feature is gone when I search for an item. Or are you guys just doing existing holds only now?

    • Becky Bolin June 23, 2020 at 9:10 am #

      Items were available for holds for curbside pickup starting yesterday at 10a. Were you able to do that? If you have further problems you can contact the library at 248-693-3000. Curbside hours are M-Th 10a-8:30p and Fri-Sat 10a-4:30p. You will be notified when your hold items are ready and then come to the curbside area along the side of the building and follow the instructions on the sign. Thanks!

  6. Brian June 17, 2020 at 8:44 am #

    Why are my on hold books expiring when I am unable to access the library. This makes no sense.

    • Sara June 29, 2020 at 8:10 am #

      Do I have to call ahead to return the learning bags ?

      • Becky Bolin July 1, 2020 at 9:59 am #

        We have a large bin next to the drive up book drop to leave oversized items in. It is available 10-4 Monday-Saturday weather permitting.

    • Becky Bolin July 1, 2020 at 9:58 am #

      All hold items were extended through June 25. Were you able to pick up?