Updates

Closures extended until April 13, 2020

Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-20 has extended the closure of libraries (and other entities) until April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Acting under the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, I order the following:

  1. Beginning as soon as possible but no later than March 22, 2020 at 9:00 am, and continuing until April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm, the following places of public accommodation are closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public:
  2. Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other places of public accommodation offering food or beverage for on-premises consumption;
  3. Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other places of public accommodation offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption;
  4. Hookah bars, cigar bars, and vaping lounges offering their products for on-premises consumption;
  5. Theaters, cinemas, and indoor and outdoor performance venues;
  6. Libraries and museums;
  7. Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, and facilities offering non-essential personal care services;
  8. Casinos licensed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, racetracks licensed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, and Millionaire Parties licensed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board; and
  9. Places of public amusement not otherwise listed above.

Here’s a link to the order:

https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522576–,00.html?fbclid=IwAR3rKgQJNq69_rCM8I5vXa-FWrKHTZtE4Nzsm10q9LAoDIFRPRZfbUbCgKo

Good news! Macmillan Embargo Canceled

On Tuesday, 3/17/2020 , Macmillan Publishers announced that it would return to the library e-book pricing model that was in effect on October. 31, 2019, canceling the embargo on sales of new titles to libraries, a policy which went into effect on November 1, 2019.   See ALA’s press release: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2020/03/ala-welcomes-cancellation-macmillan-embargo?utm_source=alanews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=031720&utm_content=pressrelease

Overdrive Managing available holds with “deliver later”

New option in Overdrive:

Managing available holds with “deliver later

In March (2020), Overdrive is introducing a new option for available holds in your library’s OverDrive collection: Deliver later. This feature gives you more control over your holds, so you can borrow and read titles when it’s most convenient for you.

To support this feature, the automatic hold checkout setting will be removed from your library’s OverDrive collection. You’ll need to manually borrow your holds when they’re available (including any current holds).

More details can be found at:
https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/2265.htm?_ga=2.56787754.1685994974.1582902034-370263229.1578663921

Supporting Census 2020 @ your Library Event

When:  February 11, 2020 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:  Peter White Public Library, Heritage Room

Access also available via Zoom (Superiorland Library Cooperative)

Description:  The League of Women Voters of Marquette County will be at PWPL presenting simple ways that Public Libraries can support Census 2020.
Get tips on how to speak to patrons about the importance of Census data and ask questions of our local UP Census activists!

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