COVID-19

Kalamazoo library plans to reopen

KPL officials say they will reopen in phases, but that may not begin until June.

Kalamazoo Public Library has plans to reopen, according to an article on Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave.

The library plans a four-phase reopening. That would begin with collecting roughly 40,000 books and other material they loaned out just before they shut their doors March 15 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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After that, the library plans to begin a program of curbside pickup. Patrons will be able to pick out books, movies, and other materials online or over the phone and pick up them up outside the library.

Phase three would involve opening the library buildings for a limited amount of time while maintaining social distancing.

Finally, phase four would be a full reopening while resuming all events and services.

That may be a long way off. Library officials say phase one may not begin until June or later.

You can read the full story here.

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