Kent District Library unveils plans to reopen

Posted at 5:35 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 05:58:51-04

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — Throughout the stay at home order Kent District Library has been offering their patrons a wide array of digital materials like ebooks, audio books, movies and even online learning programs and now they’re finally preparing to reopen.

Starting Monday, June 8, you'll be able to return any books you've been hanging onto since before the executive order was put into place and all due dates will be extended.

Staff will then clean these items and put them in quarantine for a few days before they`re returned to shelves.

On June 15, curbside services will begin and you can place your order online and pick it up from the library in your car.

Finally, branches plan to open to the public July 6 and will have several safety measures in place, including social distancing, time limits on time you spend inside, masks requirements, and more. Details are to come later on.

“We absolutely love Kent County, we stand ready to lift people up,” says Lance Werner, executive director of the Kent District Library. "And, you know, this is going to be a moment that we're going to make through, make it through together. And we want to work with everybody and let everybody know you're part of the KDL family, and we want to be part of your family, and we stand ready to help people and the challenges."

Kent District Library tells us they currently have more than 240,000 items checked out, so they say book drops may be busy the first few days.

Also, to use the new curbside service. Visit their website, pick your branch, and you'll get a notification on when you can go grab it with a designated parking spot. And don't forget your library card.