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All AADL Locations Closed for at least 2 weeks starting 11/15

Sat, 11/14/2020 - 12:16pm by josie

Due to positive COVID tests among Library staff and family, all AADL locations will be closed for at least 2 weeks starting Sunday, November 15th.

All AADL Lobbies will be closed to the public and no pickups will be possible.

All items ready for pickup or waiting for a pickup to be scheduled will stay right where they are until we reopen. All scheduled pickups will be canceled and you'll be able to reschedule them after we reopen.

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AADL Remembers Trustee Barbara Murphy, 1945-2020

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 10:54am by josie

Barbara Murphy

It is with sadness and regret that the AADL acknowledges the passing of former Library Board member Barbara Murphy. Barbara served the AADL during a period of tremendous growth and change. Serving from December 2001 until December 2014, she participated in the hiring of the current Library Director, the building of three award-winning buildings, and the many innovations technology provided for better service.

She focused on the people always. An avid library user herself, she was keenly interested in how the AADL could best serve the community through its policies, collections, building design, but mostly through a welcoming and open culture. Her contributions will live long into AADL’s future.

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Craving Live Music?

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 5:01pm by mbt

Have you been missing live performances as much as I have? I miss live music so much that I've started asking around for ideas to fill this craving. A friend told me about Encore Theater in Dexter. They’re  producing shows that are held in the parking lot. Social distancing and wearing a mask are required. It may not be your typical live theater experience but it sure is welcome about now. 

https://www.theencoretheatre.org/

Another option is The Blue Llama. They are back to live jazz, although it is inside. I was on the patio the other evening and enjoyed the sound of the band over the outdoor speaker system.

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Downtown Library Pickup Appointments Resume Friday 8/14

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 8:59pm by eli

We are so pleased to be able to say that there was no spread from our COVID positive case, and the Downtown Library will reopen for pickup appointments as hoped on Friday, August 14th. Had others become ill, the closure would have necessarily been lengthened. Thank you all so much for your understanding, and supportive messages for our recovering colleague and to all of the staff at AADL.

Contactless Lobby Pickup hours resume at the Downtown Library on Friday, August 14th, Noon to 8 PM.

Any items that were on the shelves in the Downtown Lobby when we closed will still be in the lobby ready for pickup until 8 PM on Monday, August 17th.

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AADL Accepting Bids for Generator Project - Extended

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:57am by eli

The Ann Arbor District Library is accepting bids for construction of new 100% back up generator power within the Malletts Creek, Pittsfield and Traverwood Library Branches. A walkthrough, which is mandatory for electrical contractors, will be August 6, 2020. Bids must be submitted to O’Neal Construction by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday August 20, 2020. Contact Matt Olech at O’Neal Construction at (734) 769-0770 for drawings, specifications, walkthrough details, and any additional information.

This bid window has closed.

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Downtown Library Closed until 8/14

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:59am by josie

Due a positive COVID-19 test of a Downtown Library staff member, the Downtown Library will be closed for two weeks for staff quarantine starting Friday 7/31. Pickup appointments will not be available during this closure.

Any items waiting for pickup, or for a pickup to be scheduled, will stay right where they are and will be available when services resume in mid-August. We are sorry, but we will not be able to relocate any of these items to other locations for pickup. The Downtown outdoor drop slot will remain open. All other library locations remain open for contactless pickup appointments.

Due to our contactless pickup and handling procedures, and based on direction from the County Health Department, there is no exposure risk to patrons who picked up items at the Downtown library.

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It's the 2020 SUMMER GAME SHOP!

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 5:00pm by eli

What's that we see, in a previously forgotten corner of YOUR VERY FAVORITE WEBSITE?! No, not LixLox nor PhaseBook nor UNCLEMORTYSDISCOUNTMAMMOTHS.GEOCITIES.COM, we're talking about good ol' AADL.ORG! Why, it's the triumphant return of the one and only SUMMER GAME SHOP!

Due to, well, *gestures around vaguely* the Summer Game Shop is going to be a bit different than the RESPONSIVENESS and FLEXIBILITY you've become accustomed to from your Library. Yeah, it's hard for us too. But we've found a way to still have a great Summer Game Shop, get lots of GREAT STUFF into your GREAT CLOSETS and keep everybody safely DISTANT all Summer Long. SO, here's the SCOOP!

READ ON FOR FULL DETAILS!

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Phone Wallpapers: Black History in Ann Arbor Set #1

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 2:55pm by richretyi

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Check out aadl.org/backgrounds to see all of our background sets.

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Week Two Reopening Details: Starting June 22

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 3:14pm by richretyi

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We're already looking ahead to the second week of our reopening plan—starting June 22. In our first week (June 15-21) we're accepting returns and testing pickup appointments with select patrons with materials already on our hold shelves. 

Highlights starting June 22:

PICKUP APPOINTMENTS START JUNE 22

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Week One Reopening Details: June 15-21

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 11:28am by richretyi

aadl reopen week one

The week of June 15th - June 21st, we'll begin offering test pickups for some items on the hold shelf. Watch your email for this potential preview of the new pickup appointments system!

PHASE ONE OF PICKUP APPOINTMENTS
In the first week, some patrons will receive emails offering appointments to pick up materials that were already on the hold shelves when our doors closed in March. These patrons will have a chance to set up appointments for contactless pickup at their pickup locations, to help us clear some of the materials already on our hold shelves, and allow AADL staff to to fine tune the process. Beginning June 22nd, pickup appointments will be available to all our patrons. Stay tuned for updates!