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AADL Accepting Bids for Generator Project

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 Tuesday August 18, 2020. Contact Matt Olech at O’Neal Construction at (734) 769-0770 for drawings, specifications, walkthrough details, and any additional information.

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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

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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!

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AADL Reopening Plans

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 2:20pm by josie

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Everyone at AADL extends our gratitude to you for your patience with the library closure during this sad and difficult time. We also extend our condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one to COVID-19, and it is our fervent hope that you continue to be well and safe as we move through the next months.

Now that the stay-at-home order has been lifted, we are moving into Stage 4 of the Governor's Michigan Safe Start plan. We outlined our plan on May 18, at the monthly meeting of the Library Board. After June 8th, AADL staff can return to the buildings and begin preparing to resume checkout service. Our priority will be to clear the backlog of returned materials, and to provide access to items still on the Hold Shelves from before the closure. Then we will begin filling requests and offer daily time slots for Locker or Lobby pickup.  This allows us the ability to bring staff back into the buildings with appropriate distancing and PPE, and to ready the buildings to allow for contactless pickup. We will not be providing curbside services.

Nothing currently checked out of the AADL is due before mid-July, and no fines will accrue on materials for several months. Check your my account page to see when your items are due.

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Phone Wallpapers: The Ann Arbor District Library

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 11:13am by richretyi

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This set of phone wallpapers will let you show your AADL love on all your devices!

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Phone Wallpapers: The Downtown Library Through the Years

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 2:51pm by richretyi

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Enjoy this set of phone wallpapers that celebrate the Downtown Library through history.

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Welcome back to Minecraft Ann Arbor!

Thu, 04/16/2020 - 4:10pm by eli

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Back many years after its mysterious disappearance, we're pleased to relaunch MINECRAFT ANN ARBOR! On the server, you'll find a huge flat map of the Ann Arbor area, where players have been building their own homes or their favorite buildings! You can connect to it from the most recent version of Minecraft Java Edition using Multiplayer Direct Connect to minecraft.aadl.org . Note: we're sorry, but this server is not compatible with Minecraft Pocket Edition on mobile devices or Minecraft on Game Consoles.

Most of the Downtown Area in Minecraft Ann Arbor was built by local legend Jan Wolter, who put a ton of time into the server. He passed away in 2015, but his work on this server has been preserved so you can still enjoy a bit of Downtown Ann Arbor while socially distancing!

Part of the idea is to make the outsides of buildings as real as possible, but the insides can be whatever you want, whether just like they are, or what you always hoped they would be. A mix between the real and the fantasy worlds is fun for everyone!