Grand Rapids Public Libraries Are Checking Out With Temporary New Hours
COVID has caused supply chain issues, changes in practices and business closings. And now it's put it's stranglehold on West Michigan libraries causing temporary staffing shortages.
So if you're looking to check out a new title while you're inside, you'll have to check the hours of the Grand Rapids Public library, because effective today (Thursday Jan 20th) they're changing.
According to their website: "Due to the spike in community spread of COVID-19, GRPL is temporarily reducing our open hours due to staff shortages.
Beginning Thursday, January 20:
- All GRPL branches will close at 6:00 pm each day. Opening times will remain the same.
- The Main Library will close at 7:00 pm Monday-Thursday.
- The Ottawa Hills, Madison Square, West Side and Van Belkum branches will be closed on Saturdays"
But, they do have options when it comes to getting your materials digitally or curbside. In fact, GRPL To Go, their curbside hold pick up service, is available during open hours at the Yankee Clipper, Seymour, and West Leonard branches.
Did you know you can check out a book online if you can't make it to the branch in person?
If you have a membership with the Grand Rapids Public Library, you are able to sign in to their website and check out and read books on your ipad, amazon fire, or other tablet at your convenience. This can help if you're unable to make their temporary hours.
But what if you miss their classes but are worried about doing activities in person? Good news - they have a solution for that too.
The Grand Rapids Public Library system offers classes online via creativebug, all you have to do is sign up on their website.
If you want to learn more, or check out their digital resources go to their website.