October 2020

Library Moves to Phase 3: Open with Limited Access
Welcome Back! We are excited to move to the next phase of our reopening plan and welcome you back into the Library! Available services include computer use by appointment and quick business including faxing, copying, and printing. You can also get a new library card, renew your existing card, and pick up holds. Curbside Services are still available for those who prefer them.

**Browsing the collection, study tables, seating, and the meeting room are currently not available. The Children Area is also closed at this time.**

Our top priority is the health and safety of the community, our patrons, and our staff. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Library is providing services with the following guidelines in place:
  • Visits are limited to 60 minutes in the building to maintain limited occupancy.
  • Face masks are required for patrons and staff and must be wore at all times over the nose and mouth. Staff will provide a mask if you do not have one.
  • Six-foot social distancing is required. Floor decals will help as a reminder.
  • Do not enter the building if you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick. If you have been sick or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, do not enter the library.
  • Capacity limits will be in place. When the Library is at full occupancy limits, patrons will wait outside.
  • Frequent cleaning of high touch points will be done throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance and throughout the library.
  • Protective plexiglass barriers have been placed at service points.
  • No food/drinks allowed in the library at this time.

Thank you for your cooperation by following our safety policies. This will help us continue to provide and expand in-person services. Check our website and Facebook page for further updates. Thank you again for your patience, flexibility, and understanding!
Introducing: Automatic Renewals
Starting October 1, 2020, materials checked out on your card will automatically renew before their due date, saving you time and late fees. Items will automatically renew if: 
  • The item does not have holds 
  • The item has not reached its limit of two renewals 
  • Your account does not have blocks preventing renewals 
  • It is an item that is eligible for renewals 

Frequently Asked Questions
When do automatic renewals occur? 
Automatic renewals will occur three days before an item's due date. You will still receive your full loan period, as the renewal period is added at the end of the original loan. 

What if an item doesn't automatically renew? 
If an item cannot be renewed, you will receive a due date reminder by your chosen notification method (email, text or phone). Please return items by the due date so that other library patrons can enjoy them and to avoid accruing late fees. 

Questions? Call us at 734-942-7589.
Library Awarded over $7,300 in Grants!
We are pleased to announce that the Library has been awarded three LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services including:
  • $500 for PPE (personal protection equipment) to protect patrons and staff against COVID-19
  • $5,000 to improve digital literacy in the library and in the community. This grant has been used to purchase mobile hotspots for checkout to patrons that provide internet access on the go, Kindles for checkout, and two laptops for staff to teach technology classes.
  • $1,885 used to purchase educational Launchpads for checkout to adults and kids,

Congratulations to our leadership team who wrote the grants and special thanks to our grant partners IMLS and the Library of Michigan!
Library QR Code
QR codes are a quick and easy way to go to a website. To go to the Library website, place your phone camera over the code below. The camera will see the code and a link will pop up. Tap the link and our web page will open up! We will start using QR codes on promotional materials for quick access to our site.
Adult Book Clubs on Zoom

Monday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
Virtual on Zoom
Discussion: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mblue

Tuesday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Virtual on Zoom
Discussion: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
(Seniors 55+)

Books are available through Curbside Pickup. For a complete list of 2020 Book Club titles, visit our website
Library Board Meeting - Monday, October 19 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