Library Response to COVID-19

GENESEE DISTRICT LIBRARY CLOSES DUE TO Covid-19

March 14, 2020 – Flint, Michigan – Beginning at noon on Saturday, March 14, the Genesee District Library (GDL) is temporarily closed. 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 Center for Disease Control and other public health officials as information evolves.

Library users who have borrowed library materials in their possession don’t 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, however, are plentiful, free and available 24/7.  Library users are encouraged to access eBooks, eVideos, eMusic, and eMagazines from home.

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

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GENESEE DISTRICT LIBRARY CANCELS ALL EVENTS UNTIL APRIL 30

MARCH 13, 2020 – FLINT, Michigan – Beginning Friday, March 13, the Genesee District Library (GDL) has canceled all events through April 30 in an effort to comply with recommended social distancing procedures in relation to confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan.

Digital library services, however, are plentiful, free and available 24/7.   Library users are encouraged to access eBooks, eVideos, eMusic, and eMagazines from home.

Information regarding further disruptions to library services will be posted at thegdl.org and on GDL social media networks. 

“We’re in this together and we’ll get through this together,” said David Conklin, Director, Genesee District Library. “We consider the health of our library users and staff to be a top priority.”

For more information on how to reduce your risk to exposure of COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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