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Full Phased Reopening Plan

See how the library is planning to reopen in a safe and sustainable way

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Library Preparedness and Response Plan

See what measures the library is taking to keep our community safe

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Latest Update on Our Reopening Plan

The Dickinson County Library Board has approved metrics that will determine when the Main and Solomonson branches may move to Phase 5 of the library's Phased Reopening Plan. This move is contingent upon a return of Region 8 to Phase 5 of the MI Safe Start Plan and the weekly COVID-19 case numbers in Dickinson County; average new case growth must remain at or below .7% or active cases must remain at or below 18% of the total for the branches to move to and remain in Phase 5. If not, the branches will remain in or revert to Phase 4.

“The good news is that we can provide almost all normal services by appointment, over the phone, or through curbside pickup," said Library Director Megan Buck. "On top of finding innovative ways to help our patrons, the safety of our community and staff remain our highest priority. We miss everyone and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it is safe to do so!”

We are currently offering curbside pickup of library materials and limited appointments inside the building.

Patrons have two options to initiate a curbside pickup for library materials:

1.        Log in to your library account online and place holds for items, such as books or DVDS, that you want. When the items become available, we will call you to set up a pickup time.

2.        Call your local branch and give us the titles you’re looking for. If the items are available in-house, we will locate them and set up a pickup time for you. If they are not immediately available, we will call you when they are here to set up a pickup time.

Limited appointments inside the building are for the following activities: 15-minute browsing appointments (though the kids' room and Local History Room are currently closed), using a computer, registering for or renewing a library card, paying a bill for a lost or damaged item, using the copy machine, using the microfilm machine, or viewing reference materials that cannot leave the building. Patrons must wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth at all times while inside the building.

The book drops at all branches are open all day, every day.

Please follow the library on Facebook for updates on the current phase each week, and please view the complete Phased Reopening Plan for more details.

Phase 5 will allow patrons to enter the library without an appointment. However, there will be guidelines in place to ensure the health and safety of patrons and staff. These include mandatory masks or face coverings for anyone age 2 and older, limited browsing time, and limited computer time. More detailed information will be released as we get closer to Phase 5.

Current hours due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are:

Main & Solomonson Branches: Monday-Friday, 10 AM-6 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-1 PM

North Dickinson Branch: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 10 AM-3:30 PM