Thursday, August 6, 2020

Plymouth Public Library opens building to patrons

Area residents received some very good news with the reopening of the Plymouth District Library last week.
The building reopened to the public last Wednesday with limited capacity due to state restrictions, noted Library Director Carol Souchock. The library will be open from 1 until 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and will remain closed for extra cleaning procedures on Sundays, Souchock said. Capacity will be limited to 25 percent in public areas, she said and the upper and lower levels will not be open at the time. Material requests from these areas will be located for patrons by library staff members, Souchock said.

Available services will include main level browsing, limited public computer access on the main level along with help from the library tech team and printing copying and faxing. In addition, check out of materials at the desk or at self-check stations will be available and the main level restrooms will be open.
The library will also be offering Grab and Go Youth theme bags with children's books on a variety of subjects and the Friends of the Library book sale.
Souchock said the library would be complying with all state COVID requirements including 6-feet social distancing and monitoring of the number of people in the building. She said there could be a wait on the front porch for patrons as the capacity is monitored and that social distancing markers would be on the ground to remind visitors of the 6-feet mandate. Masks will be required of all visitors, she said.
In addition, the health status and temperature of library staff members will be monitored before each shift, she said.
All returned materials will be quarantined for four days or more, Souchock said, as an added precaution against the virus.
She said the upholstered chairs have been removed from the main level and seating is now limited to encourage patrons to limit the time of visits.
Souchock said updates and more information are available at or or by phone at (734) 453-0750.
Souchock said the plan is subject to changes “based on regional and State of Michigan regulations. But for now, know that we are all looking forward to seeing you during the next phase of library service.”