November 18, 2020

Welcome to the Plymouth District Library online community
Library Update
Carol Quote
The Library’s Board of Trustees has decided to temporarily close the building, this Saturday, November 21 at 5 p.m. This decision is not made lightly.

Along with many other local libraries we made this decision to protect our patrons and staff, and to do our part to flatten the ever-rising curve of the coronavirus. 

Though the building is closed temporarily, know that the following contactless services will be available:

  • Expanded curbside service
  • Staff available to help you! Reference assistance by phone, text or email
  • Technology services to include limited public computer access by appointment, and print services.
  • Downloadable books, movies, tv shows, music
  • Virtual programming for adults, teens and children – live and repeated on our YouTube channel
  • Bedtime stories on Facebook Live
  • Book bundles for children
  • Accept book returns
Carol Souchock
Please continue to visit our website plymouthlibrary.org for updates on hours of service in the coming weeks.

We welcome your opinion. Send your suggestions and thoughts to info@plymouthlibrary.org

Carol Souchock
Library Director
Curbside refresher in 4 easy steps
If you have never used our curbside service – or did last summer you might need a refresher. Follow these four simple steps, or check out our how-to video on our YouTube channel.

Step 1:
Go to plymouthlibrary.org and click on Catalog. Search for the items you’d like and place a hold on them. If it’s in the catalog, you can request it – books, movies, music.  You can place a hold on up to 20 holds on your account or you can call our staff at 734-453-0750 for help in placing your hold.
Step 2:
Wait for a confirmation email or phone call. It may take some time, depending on your place in the hold queue and the current availability of the items.

Step 3:
The notification email has a link to set a pick-up time. Choose a tent (there are 2), a day, and a time. You will receive a confirmation email. If you get phone notifications rather than email, you can call the library to set up a pick-up time.

Step 4:
Show up at your appointed time and take your items off the table under the tent assigned to you.

It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s contactless! Check out our how-to video below.
Happy Thanksgiving
Hoopla users – do you know about Bonus Borrows? 
Every month, Hoopa designates a nice batch of free offerings that do not count against your monthly allowable downloads.

These include movies, tv shows, eBooks and audiobooks.
Search Bonus Borrows for November and then plan to check back at the beginning of each month for a new group of titles.
Learn more about Human Trafficking
Wednesday, December 2, 7 p.m. 
Local resident, Dr. Laura Starzynski will present Human Trafficking Awareness and Resources.

A senior lecturer in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Wayne State and a member of the Southeast Michigan Human Trafficking Taskforce, Dr. Starzynski will share the true story of trafficking in our communities.


Register to receive Zoom instructions and link for this virtual program.
Seeking the Sacred
Thursday, December 3, 7 p.m.
Time for another Behind the Seen program from the DIA.

Compare different ways people around the world and throughout time, have used works of art to hold, communicate and reinforce ideas about religion, spirituality and cosmology.

Register to receive Zoom instructions and link for this virtual program.
End of year tax planning with Ken Bloom
Monday, December 7, 7 p.m.
Before the year comes to a close, learn what you can still do to improve the outcome on Tax Day.

Register to receive Zoom instructions and link for this virtual program.
Grand Valley State University to provide virtual tutoring
Grand Valley’s new tutoring program is for any student in grades k-12. It’s a free, virtual 1:1 tutoring/homework support service.
Plymouth District Library
734-453-0750
Plymouth District Library ~ 223 S Main Street ~ Plymouth, MI 48170 ~ 734-453-0750

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