ALL BRANCHES CLOSED AS OF 3 PM MONDAY MARCH 16

Important information from our director:

ALL SCCLS LOCATIONS CLOSED FOR PUBLIC SERVICE STARTING MARCH 16 AT 3PM

The SCCLS will close Monday, March 16 at 3pm until further notice (at least 11:59 pm May 14th as of 4/28/20). This closure is our effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Details about your library account and services follow in this message. We are all sorry about closing the Library, but it is more important for us all to be safe and healthy during this difficult time.

HOLDS

Don't worry about your items on your hold shelf. Anything that's on the hold shelves when we close will still be there when we reopen.

DUE DATES

Don't worry about the items you have out. We are in the process of changing all due dates for now—including MeLCat! Please don't return any items you have to the drop box until we reopen.

WHAT TO DO DURING THIS CLOSURE

SCCLS is committed to keeping you informed and entertained throughout this difficult time.

Here are some free resources for children who can't attend school or adults who feel isolated at home (if you have access to the internet):

The St. Clair County Library System offers several databases for digital learning opportunities if you have a library card: 

• Gale Courses—6 week, instructor-led courses on a variety of topics, including business, writing, technology, foreign language, and photography.

• Mango Languages—Choose from over 70 languages in a fun, user-friendly platform.

• Starfall—PreK-3 phonics-based reading

• Storytime Online—Read aloud children’s books with teacher guides

St. Clair County Library also offers digital materials through OverDrive (eBooks and audiobooks—limit of 5 items checked out at a time), Hoopla (movies, music, television, comics, ebooks, and audiobooks—limit of 4 checkouts per month), and RBDigital (magazines--no limit).

All Michigan residents have free access to the following digital resources through the Michigan Electronic Library (see a complete list at www.mel.org > eResources ):

• Britannica Fundamentals

• Britannica School

• Ebscohost eBooks

• Explora Database

• Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

• Learning Express Library

• NoveList

• Pebble Go (PreK-3)

• Read It!

• World Book Early Learning (PreK-3)

• World Book Kids (PreK-5)

We have lots more ideas of things to keep you busy, so stay tuned to via this website and on our St. Clair County Library System Facebook page to see what we're up to.

Take care of yourselves.  Stay safe and healthy. We'll see you again when this is all over.

Allison Arnold, MLIS
Director
St. Clair County Library System
210 McMorran Blvd.
Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 987-7323 x2501
aarnold@sccl.lib.mi.us

 
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