OPENING UPDATE: Governor eases library restrictions

Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order that allows libraries to open Monday, June 8, after being closed for COVID-19, subject to guidelines established in previous executive orders. 

Staff will return on-site next week to check-in materials that have been returned during the past three months, ready the facility, and prepare for contactless curbside service.  

We know that everyone is excited to return to the library, and so are we!  Our staff have worked hard on a phased reopening to the public, and we have appreciated your patience. We have missed seeing all of you and look forward to beginning by providing curbside service in the next few weeks,” Willard Library Director Cathy Lucas said.

We will continue to phase in services gradually following the opening of curbside service consistent with executive orders, OSHA standards, and public health guidelines. The health and safety of our guests and staff members is our highest priority so please expect some new procedures when the library reopens. 

Please watch here for updates. Anyone with questions may call 269-968-8166, ext. 513, orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SUMMER READING KICKOFF: Cameron Zvara's Comedy Magic Show

Celebrate the beginning of the Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program with Cameron Zvara! He's back with another fun, hilarious, and engaging comedy and magic show.

The virtual show is free, but families need to register in advance for the Zoom program because only 100 spots are available. Please do not register each person viewing the show as multiple people can watch on one device i.e. iPhone, Android, Desktop, Laptop, Smart TV, etc. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details.

Monday, June 8, 6 p.m.,
Click here to register

SUMMER READING KICKOFF: Cameron Zvara's Comedy Magic Show

Celebrate the beginning of the Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program with Cameron Zvara! He's back with another fun, hilarious, and engaging comedy and magic show.

The virtual show is free, but families need to register in advance for the Zoom program because only 100 spots are available. Please do not register each person viewing the show as multiple people can watch on one device i.e. iPhone, Android, Desktop, Laptop, Smart TV, etc. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details.

Monday, June 8, 6 p.m.,
Click here to register

SUMMER READING KICKOFF: Cameron Zvara's Comedy Magic Show

Celebrate the beginning of the Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program with Cameron Zvara! He's back with another fun, hilarious, and engaging comedy and magic show.

The virtual show is free, but families need to register in advance for the Zoom program because only 100 spots are available. Please do not register each person viewing the show as multiple people can watch on one device i.e. iPhone, Android, Desktop, Laptop, Smart TV, etc. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details.

Monday, June 8, 6 p.m.,
Click here to register

Read With Miss Beth

Same great program with a whole new twist! Each week, we will read the first few chapters of a children's fiction book with you and then share with you which of Willard's apps you can use to continue reading at home, in the car, on the beach, or anywhere. This program is geared for children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families.

The books and the apps where they can be downloaded are:

  • June 8: "Mouse and the Motorcycle" (Hoopla)
  • June 15: "Dragons and Marshmallows" (Hoopla)
  • June 22: "Trapped in a Video Game" (Hoopla)
  • June 29: "A Boy Called Bat" (Hoopla)
  • July 6: "Polly Diamond and the Magic Book" (Hoopla)
  • July 13: "Beginners Welcome" (Hoopla)
  • July 20: "Slacker" (Libby/Overdrive)
  • July 27: "High & Dry" (Hoopla)

Mondays,
June 8, 15, 22, and 28
July 6, 13, 20, and 27,
4 p.m.,
The program will stream live on Willard's Facebook Page, You Tube, and website.

Read With Miss Beth

Same great program with a whole new twist! Each week, we will read the first few chapters of a children's fiction book with you and then share with you which of Willard's apps you can use to continue reading at home, in the car, on the beach, or anywhere. This program is geared for children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families.

Mondays,
June 8, 15, 22, and 28
July 6, 13, 20, and 27,
4 p.m.,
The program will stream live on Willard's Facebook Page, You Tube, and website.

The books and the apps where they can be downloaded are:

  • June 8: "Mouse and the Motorcycle" (Hoopla)
  • June 15: "Dragons and Marshmallows" (Hoopla)
  • June 22: "Trapped in a Video Game" (Hoopla)
  • June 29: "A Boy Called Bat" (Hoopla)
  • July 6: "Polly Diamond and the Magic Book" (Hoopla)
  • July 13: "Beginners Welcome" (Hoopla)
  • July 20: "Slacker" (Libby/Overdrive)
  • July 27: "High & Dry" (Hoopla)

 

Surprise Story Time with Miss Stephanie

Where is Miss Stephanie? Will she be at her house or a local business? What will Miss Stephanie read? Will she have a special theme or guest this week? Check in every Tuesday to what surprises Miss Stephanie has up her sleeve. Wherever she goes or whatever she does, it is sure to be a good time.

Tuesdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 14, 21 and 28,
4 p.m.
Live streaming on Willard's Facebook Page, You Tube, and willardlibrary.org

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