Genesee District Library temporarily closes due to COVID-19

FLINT — In light of the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Genesee County, and the recent Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) directive, the Genesee District Library (GDL) will be closed through Dec. 9. This closure is to assist in reducing the spread of Covid-19 in the community.

GDL leadership will continue to monitor the situation via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the MDHHS, as information changes.

Library users who have borrowed library materials in their possession do not need to worry about due dates or late fees for the items checked out. Library officials have asked that library users don’t return items to the drop box until they reopen. Also, items on hold when GDL closes will still be there when the library reopens.

Digital library services are plentiful, free and available 24/7 at thegdl.org. Library users are encouraged to access books, videos, television, music, comics and magazines from home. Those who need a library card can sign up online at www.thegdl.org/get-alibrary card/

GDL offers a wide variety of virtual programming, including story times, play groups, escape rooms, trivia and more. Visit www. thegdl.org/events/ for a complete list.

For more information on how to reduce your risk to exposure of COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or MDHHS. — G.G.