Spring into a good read at the Riverview Library!

FROM THE LIBRARY

The COVID-19 global pandemic has altered the way of life for people across the globe this spring. As part of Governor Whitmer’s executive orders, the Riverview Veterans Memorial Library was ordered closed until further notice. 

Because of the uncertainty of when public libraries will be allowed to safely reopen, we have made the decision to cancel all events in April. This decision was made with an abundance of caution for our patrons, staff and our beloved community at large. We are hoping that in May our doors will be reopened and our dynamic services, resources and fun, educational events will be available to our community once again. 

The book sale that was scheduled at the end of April will now take place during the City of Riverview’s Summerfest June 18, 19 & 20. Sale times will be provided in May. As we remain close, here are a few helpful reminders:

 Our dropbox will remain closed until the Executive Order has been lifted. All items checked out before our closure were updated with a June 1, 2020 due date to ensure no one would accrue fines or lost book fees. We will take care of any fines and fees when we reopen.

We are not accepting donations at this time. Please do not leave donations outside the Library or in the mailbox. The measure protects the health of our patrons and staff. All donated items will be thrown away.

 WiFi is available on the outside of our building. If you sit on your bike or in your car near the Library you will have access to our WiFi signal. A password is not required.

 All library cards that were expiring this spring were updated for use until June 2020. This measure should guarantee access to the Overdrive database for eResources. If you are having trouble with your library card or would like to register a new card please call 734-283-1250 or email RVML14300@gmail.com. We will respond to messages as soon as possible.

Visit our Facebook page and/or riverviewpubliclibrary.com for up-to-date information regarding the closure and for updated links to resources that may help inform and entertain you from home.

 
eBooks, Overdrive & Libby

This time of quarantine offers a great opportunity to give eBook reading a try! The Library has thousands of books and audiobooks available for free through the Overdrive database.  

These materials can be accessed 24/7 on your eReader or smart device. We recommend downloading the American Library Association’s free Libby app for quick and easy access to eResources. The app gives readers the ability to browse, download and read books on any smart device through this one-stop app. 

If you have any questions, please call us at 734-283-1250 or email us at RVML14300@gmail.com. We will respond as soon as possible.

 
Census 2020

We would like to encourage all Riverview residents to take the time to fill out the 2020 Census. The few minutes it takes to fill out the Census helps:
n local governments develop strong public improvement strategies.
n bring aid to areas during natural disasters and critical events like the COVID-19 pandemic. Having an up-to-date map of the community helps first responders and local, state and federal governments work together to be prepared to assist those when it is needed most.
n Create accurate historical records for future generations.
n Provide public libraries with needed state and federal aid that assures their doors stay open.

 You should have already received information for filling out your Census form. If you haven’t or would like to learn more about how your response impacts communities visit census.gov.

 
Looking ahead

The Riverview Library is continuing to update our collection and finishing up plans for our “Imagine Your Story” themed summer reading program slated to start June 15, 2020. We are available for questions by calling 734-283-1250. If we aren’t there to answer your call, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. You can also email us at rvml14300@gmail.com. 

We are here to help assist you with your information needs as they arise.

Wishing you a safe, healthy time at home with your loved ones. We sincerely hope to see you soon and often! Happy reading!

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