Cass District Library COVID-19 Closures
All branches closed and all library activities cancelled until further notice.
On Thursday, March 12, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a mandate to close all Michigan schools grades K-12 through April 13 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Whitmer also urged all Michigan residents to practice self-isolation by staying home. Cass District Library considers the health of our patrons and staff a top priority. To help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 among the high number of residents who utilize our library locations on a daily basis, and thus increasing the risk of exposure to the rest of our community, we will comply with the Governor’s order.
We are working on contacting all of the groups that use our meeting rooms as well as community members who have signed up for our programs. CDL will make every attempt to reschedule programs and will refund any fees as requested by groups or patrons. Patrons are encouraged to keep library materials, including MelCat items, until the library reopens. As a fine free library, patrons will not be charged for late items.
The library’s digital resources, including OverDrive and Hoopla, are accessible and provide access to a large variety of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic, and eMovies readily available for download or streaming with an active library card.
We recognize this will be an inconvenience and apologize for the disruption in standard service. Our goal is to help keep all our community members safe during this highly communicable outbreak. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will adjust plans based on recommendations from public health authorities. Further impacts to CDL will be communicated on our website and Facebook page. As always, you can call us at 269-357-7822 with any questions or concerns. We hope all residents stay safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.