Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Reopening News


Thank you for your patience during the library closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been a difficult time for everyone, and we hope that you have been able to stay safe and healthy.

On June 9, 2020, the Milan Library Board of Trustees approved a reopening policy for Milan Public Library.

The library will have a “soft reopening” as we tackle many issues.  The library will reopen in stages.






The staff have been trained in sanitary procedures and protocols. Staff have been provided with masks, hand sanitizer, soaps, and sanitizing supplies.


The Milan Public Library follows the guidelines set by the Governor’s Executive Orders and is watchful for any changes in procedures for the library.

Our staff is eagerly looking forward to welcoming you back to the library as soon as possible. Again, we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this chaotic time.

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If prefer or require plain text, here are the stages again:


Stage 1
March 14 - June 14
  • The library is closed to the public and staff.

Stage 2
June 15 - June 21
  • On June 15, the staff will return to the library.
  • On June 17, the book drop will open for returned items.
  • All items will be quarantined for 3 days before being checked in and reshelved.
  • Patrons will not receive any fines at this time.

Stage 3
On June 22, the library will begin curbside pickup.
  • Library hours will be:
      Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00-4:00
      Tuesday and Thursday will be 1:00-7:00
  • Books may be reserved online or requested by calling the library (734.439.1240). 
  • When items are available, patrons will receive a phone call to let them know their items are ready for pickup and available times for pickup.
  • Patrons will pull up by the library drop box and call the library.
  • Items will be brought to the patron and either placed in the trunk or on the curb.
  • This is a no-contact delivery and staff will be wearing masks.

Stage 4
Beginning some time in July
  • Library hours will be:
      Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00-4:00
      Tuesday and Thursday will be 1:00-7:00
  • Patrons may enter the library but with limited occupancy and limitation to certain areas of the library.
  • Patrons will practice social distancing at all times.
  • All items are to be returned to the drop box and not brought into the library.
  • Computer use will be by appointment only.
  • All programs will be virtual.
  • Closer to Stage 4, more details will be available.

Stage 5
Date to be announced
  • Library hours will be:
      Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00-4:00
      Tuesday and Thursday will be 1:00-7:00
  • Limitation to certain areas of the library may be lifted.
  • Meeting room may be used for library events.
  • Some library events may be held in the library.

Stage 6
Date to be announced
  • Library hours and functions return to normal.

TNT Events

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