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Grand Rapids Public Library ending in-person services as COVID-19 surges

Posted at 4:58 PM, Nov 18, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Public Library will temporarily end in-person services next week to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Curbside service will still be offered at all locations when the changes go into effect Monday, a news release said.

Digital download and streaming services will also still be available.

Library patrons will be able to place up to 25 holds in their GRPL account and pick them up at the location of their choice.

Holds must be placed in advance and patrons will be contacted when they are ready for pick-up.

“We all need to do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” GRPL Director John McNaughton said. “Moving to a curbside-only model is our way of mitigating the spread of the virus in the community and keeping our staff and patrons safe while still being able to access library material.”