OTSEGO — Libraries across West Michigan have had to adapt to the times, but still make sure they are providing for their community.
Otsego District Library is doing just that, in a creative way.
They just reopened last Monday, for fours a day and have put several guidelines and procedures in place like a quarantine browse bin. So, if someone picks up a book to flip through it, they can put it in that bin and it will be re-shelved in 72 hours.
They have also been doing some virtual programs and are still hosting their summer reading program. But, recently they added the opportunity for children and teens to to pick up a weekly craft, that changes every week based on this summers theme, "Imagine your Story."
“Libraries are still trying to stay relevant to our communities. Unfortunately, we aren't able to serve them the way we're used to serving them in summer reading program, but we're trying to be creative and still offer them something. So the items that we can offer them through our curbside window have been really well received. We're obviously not able to do some of the programs that we were able to do in the past. So this is a way that we can still offer something to the community, that's sort of like a program but they take it home and do it at home,” said Andrea Estelle Library Director, Otsego District Library.
As Andrea mentioned the library is offering these crafts through drive up window service. The hours are below:
Monday - Friday Library Hours:Drive Thru: 10 AM - 12 PM & 4 PM - 6 PM
Building Open: 12 PM - 4 PM
Saturday Library Hours:Drive Thru: 10 AM - 11 AM & 2 PM - 3 PM
Building Open: 11 AM - 2 PM