Kent District Library pausing reopening plan

Curbside service, drop boxes continue unaffected
Posted at 11:56 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 12:00:41-04

Kent District Library locations were gearing up to re-open their doors on July 6, but those plans have been put on hold.

Wednesday the library system announced it is delaying its reopening plan. A new date for when the 19 branches will reopen has not been set.

Executive Director Lance Werner cited the increased risk of coronavirus in West Michigan in a press release.

“Although Kent County is in a better situation than many other areas, we are committed to helping to create a sustained improvement. Right now, the trend needs to be turned around."

Online services, including live-streamed programs and digital resources, will not be affected. Drop boxes and curbside pickup will continue until the branches reopen.