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Peninsula Community Library

KEEPING YOU SAFE!

Beginning November 18, Peninsula Community Library will return to curbside service along with the Traverse Area District Library, Interlochen Public Library and Fife Lake Public Library. Due to the surge in Covid-19 cases in our region, in person services are suspended until further notice.

We will offer curbside pick-up, keep our book returns open, offer emergency computer use by appointment and continue programming via Zoom. Print and fax orders may be sent via email and picked up curbside. Call first.

Curbside – Holds may be placed online at www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org or by calling the library at 231-223-7700. Not sure what titles you want? We can do bundles in your favorite genre. When you receive notice that your holds are in, come to the library, call us from the parking lot, pop your trunk but remain in your car. We place your items and shut your trunk.

Games and our new STEM KITS are available to reserve. Craft bags will continue via curbside. Call to reserve a bag or ask when you drive in.

Puzzles will be available on the front porch as before, BUT we ask that you return them rubber banded in the separate porch box marked GAME, KIT AND PUZZLE RETURNS, as we quarantine all returned items for four days before making them available again.

Both Little Free Libraries are open – returns if you so choose may be made via the outdoor return box. Adult items are out front and kids in the Children’s Garden.

Notary service is temporarily suspended.

PLEASE STAY SAFE! YOU ARE OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY! WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER. LOVE AND HUGS FROM ALL OF US AT PCL!

Temporary Hours: Monday and Thursday 10-6, Tuesday & Wednesday & Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-1

Stay healthy!

Vicki (11/16/20)

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Library Updates 06/19/2020

  • Peninsula Community Library will open its doors on Monday, 6/22 to patrons! 
  • Curbside will continue all summer – ending 15 min prior to closing time
  • Note our new hours here

  • A mask or face covering is required
    • must be worn properly over mouth and nose. 
    • Masks will be provided if you don’t have one.
    • Kids can decorate their own mask - ask the staff for a kit! 
      • Children under the age of two are not required to have face coverings
    • We can offer curbside service if you suffer from a chronic respiratory disease

  • Please do not enter the library or use the curbside services if:
    • you are ill
    • have been exposed to someone who might have Covid-1
    • have been ordered to self isolate
    • have experienced the following symptoms:
      • recent chills
      • elevated temperature
      • loss of taste or smell
      • new or worsening cough
      • shortness of breath
      • vomiting
      • diarrhea

  • Upon entering the building
    • use the hand sanitizer we have provided
    • no beverage or snacks allowed in library
    • drinking fountain is not available
    • maintain social distancing - six feet other patrons
    • limit your time in the building to one hour 

  • Electronics
    • Personal devices are allowed
    • PCL laptops available for one hour usage per visit
    • WiFi available 24/7 and accessible from parking lot parking lot & outdoor areas

  • Availability of some items
    • Puzzles, games and magazines can be checked out - they are not to be used/read within the library
    • Newspapers are not available
    • We are not accepting used book donations
    • Book sale books not available - Book Sale has been cancelled
    • Little Free Library has books; do not return these items to us
    • Children toys are not available

  • Precautions we have taken
    • Items returned to PCL are quarantined for 72 hours
    • When browsing items in the library, any items removed from our shelves are to be placed on a cart
    • Laptops will be disinfected after each use

  • Meeting Rooms & Seating
    • All meeting rooms are closed to the public
    • Limited seating due
      • to upholstered items being removed
      • sneeze guards on tables
      • social distancing measures

  • Upcoming events:
    • Check out our calendar here for upcoming virtual events
    • Click here to read about Summer Reading Club

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Upcoming Events
Story Stew Dec 11, 2020 10:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Online Zoom
Grief Support Group Dec 15, 2020 02:00 PM (US/Eastern)
Pageturners Book Club Dec 17, 2020 06:30 PM (US/Eastern)
*VIRTUAL* French Language Group Dec 19, 2020 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — ONLINE via ZOOM
Story Stew Jan 08, 2021 10:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Online Zoom