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December 2020 Library Matters Monthly
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Curbside CMPL
All Clinton-Macomb Public Library buildings are currently closed to in-person visits. We are operating in curbside mode. The safety of you, our staff and families remain the top priority as we continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience and will regularly evaluate the situation so we can reopen as soon as safely possible. While appointments are necessary for item pick up at the Main Library and North Branch, you may simply use the drive-up window at the South Branch at any time. We are also available to assist you via phone or email during regular hours. Read on for more information:

Assistance
• Library card accounts, pickup appointments, overdue fines - CareDesk@cmpl.org
• Reading recommendations, hold requests, reference/homework questions and program registration - info@cmpl.org
• For assistance via phone call (586) 226-5000

Holds
Place items on hold as usual. You will be notified when a hold item has become available. If your item is at the Main Library or North Branch schedule a curbside pickup appointment. If your item is at the South Branch use the drive-up window at any time during regular hours.

Returns
Return items via the external book returns. Fines may be paid online via your library card account.

Donations
We do not have the physical space to accept donations at this time. 

Wi-Fi
The library’s free Wi-Fi extends into the parking lots; social distancing should be maintained.
On-Demand Events
It's getting colder and you might need to entertain the kids inside. Don't forget! CMPL is offering virtual on-demand events every Friday until the end of the year. Did you miss a few weeks? Catch up on all the programs you may have missed and enjoy story times, cooking, crafts and more with CMPL!

QUICK LINKS

Holiday Closures
All CMPL locations will be closed on Thurs., Dec. 24 and Fri., Dec. 25 and Thurs., Dec. 31 and Fri., Jan. 1 for the holidays. We will reopen on Sat., Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.
December Events
Tack the CMPL event calendar on the refrigerator and get ready for December:
Take Advantage of Online Resources
While CMPL buildings are closed for browsing right now, there are still tons of online resources you can access from home to enjoy the CMPL experience.  Take a look at a few of the highlights as we enter cozy season:

Digital Downloads:
  • OverDrive: eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Freegal: Free music downloads and streaming (24-hour streaming through 2020!)
  • Hoopla: eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and comics
  • RB Digital: over 100 popular magazines in digital format
Ancestry Library Edition: This resource is available from home through March 31, 2021. Take advantage of accessing this from home instead of having to come to the library to do your genealogy research. Need help? Email us for assistance.

Creativebug: It's crafting season! The great thing about Creativebug is that there are classes for adults and also for children. Check them out.
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