Newsletter
June 2020

Romulus Public Library’s Phased Reopening Plan : Phase 2
 
On behalf of the Romulus Public Library staff and Library Board, I am pleased to share some good news! The Governor's announcement of Executive Order 2020-110 and the workplace safety provisions specified under Executive Order 2020-97 allowed libraries in the state of Michigan to begin providing services on June 8, 2020.

This means that we are able to move forward with our plan for reopening. On Monday, June 15 and throughout that week, staff will begin reporting to the library. We will begin shelving the hundreds of items that have been returned to the drop box. We will also begin processing the backlog of new books and other new materials that have arrived since we closed to the public on March 16. The building will remain closed to the public at this time.

On Thursday, June 18, we will initiate Phase 2 of our plan and begin offering Curbside Pickup of Romulus Library items! Pickup Hours are: Mon-Fri, 12 - 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. 3 p.m. More information follows.

Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our staff and patrons, so we are closely following protocols from the  Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and MiOSHA .

Here are some things to keep in mind:
  • You can help us by canceling holds on items that you no longer want.
  • There's no rush to return materials; all items currently checked out have a due date of July 1.
  • Library cards have been renewed to July 1.
  • You can apply for a library card beginning June 15 by calling or emailing the library. You will need to provide your driver's license number or state ID. Please allow a few days for processing
  • Book Clubs will resume remotely in July using Zoom. See below for more information.
  • This year’s Summer Reading Program will be offered online. Registration begins on June 15. See below or check the website for more details.
  • The Friends of the Library are not accepting book donations at this time.
  • Check out our Digital Library to borrow e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming media and other items.

Our plan is to take it one step at a time using a controlled, phased-in approach to reopening. We will ease restrictions as we are able, following state and local safety guidelines, recommendations from public safety officials, and best practices from our colleagues at other libraries across the state. As the phases for reopening progress, we will keep you updated on the website , social media, and e-news. If you have questions, comments, or feedback, please feel free to Contact Us .
 
We are happy to be coming back in the building and look forward to seeing you in person soon! Stay safe everyone and wash your hands.

Summer Reading Virtual Program Performances
Online Services
Explore all the online services offered by the Romulus Public Library.

  • Virtual Story Time with Miss Jessica (Youth tab, click on YouTube Playlist)
  • Capstone e-books (Youth tab, click on Capstone)
  • Great Start Food Banks (Services tab, click on Food Banks)
  • Virtual Music Programs (Services Tab, click on Virtual Programs)
  • Tumble Books (Digital Library Tab, click on Tumble Books)
  • Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection (Digital Library tab, click Hoopla Bonus)
  • RBDigital magazines (Digital Library Tab, click RB Digital)
  • Overdrive e-books (Digital Library Tab, click Overdrive
  • Ancestry.com (Resource Tab, click on Ancestry)

Thanks to our partners: Tumble Books, RB Digital, Overdrive, Hoopla, Great Start, Ancestry, Pebble Go by Capstone, University Musical Society, Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and U of M School of Music Theater and Dance.
Library Board Meeting - Monday, June 15 at 5 p.m. Remote access. See website for more information.

Friends of the Library Meeting - Canceled until further notice
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Romulus Public Library
11121 Wayne Rd.
Romulus, MI 48174