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BERRIEN SPRINGS COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Library Closed Until Further Notice

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By Press release submission | Mar 26, 2020

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Berrien Springs Community Library issued the following announcement.

Berrien Springs Community Library will be closed until further notice to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We realize that this may present a hardship to some of our patrons and regret that we must close.

Important Information to Know During the Closure

On Thursday, March 12, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a mandate to close all Michigan schools grades K-12 through April 5 to lessen the spread of COVID-19. Whitmer also urged all Michigan residents to practice self-isolation by staying home. Berrien Springs Community Library considers the health of our patrons and staff a top priority. To help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 among the residents who utilize our library on a daily basis, and thus increasing the risk of exposure to the rest of our community, we will comply with the Governor’s order.

Due dates and holds will automatically be extended to accommodate the closure period. Due dates on MelCat items will also be extended and new requests will not be filled at this time. Please note our drop box will be locked and unavailable during the closure. PLEASE WAIT TO RETURN MATERIAL UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS OPEN.  IF YOU LEAVE ANY MATERIAL OUTSIDE, YOU WILL BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE IF STOLEN OR DAMAGED.

While our physical building will be closed, our website bsclibrary.org is our online site and it is always open. Berrien Springs Community Library offers OverDrive, a digital library, to our patrons as well as GaleCourses, an online learning tool.

All service updates will be posted on the homepage of our website and on Facebook and Instagram.

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