Libraries re-opening for computer use.

August 7, 2020

Libraries re-opening for computer use.

The Mason County District Library’s Ludington and Scottville branches will re-open to the public, beginning Monday, Aug. 10, to allow public usage of its computers.

Computer hours will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each building will open the lobby area only for the public to use a computer. Two patrons will be allowed in the Scottville building at a time with a maximum of 30 minutes on the computer. Four patrons will be allowed in the Ludington building at a time with a maximum of 30 minutes on the computer. The remainder of the building remains closed.

Masks are required for entry. Masks will be provided for those who forgot to bring one. Hand sanitizer will also be provided. Physical distancing is required. Computers, keyboards, and surfaces will be disinfected or recovered between patrons. Library staff will be available to help patrons remotely. Computer use will be contact free.

Currently the Mason County District Library offers curbside delivery for library materials like books, audiobooks and DVDs. Curbside delivery service is also available for copies, printouts and faxes. Hours for those services are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Patrons can use their library account to make a request for materials from the library catalog on the library’s website, MCDLibrary.org; or call 231-843-8465 in Ludington, 231-757-2588 in Scottville, text “at 231-244-1128, or email [email protected] or [email protected]. Mason County District Library also has Chromebooks available for loan.

Mason County District Library has a large collection of ebooks and e-audiobooks.

The library’s website also includes a schedule of virtual children’s and teens’ events and activities. Currently there are four virtual preschool programs a week, two-three virtual programs for elementary school children, and one-two virtual programs for teens.

The Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program runs for a few more weeks. Children, teens and adults can still join on paper or online. In addition to virtual activities, the Mason County District Library distributes craft and activity bags outside the library buildings in Ludington and Scottville every Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book bags for children and teens are distributed on Thursdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at both locations. Library staff has also been reaching out to young readers at every summer meal site in Mason County.

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