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Contactless Curbside Pickup Process

We are happy to announce that the Library is open in a limited capacity as directed by Executive Order 2020-110 and 2020-97!
In an effort to keep our staff and patrons we offer a contactless curbside delivery service at the Library.
We expect there will be a high demand for this service. Therefore, it is essential that everyone arrives at their scheduled pick up time to ensure prompt, accurate, and safe service for all.

Our updated Curbside procedures are as follows:
  1. Patron is notified that their hold is ready by phone/email.
  2. Patron calls the library to set up an appointment time. 
  3. Patron arrives for the appointment and pulls into curbside spot 1 or 2 and calls the number on the sign to tell us which spot they are in.
  4. Their items are brought out and placed on the table for them to retrieve.  
Services we will be providing for Contactless Curbside include:
  • Checking out books
  • Fax
  • Scans
  • Printing
  • Tax Forms and Instructions
(To use our printing services visit our website here to submit a print job that we will release for you and bring to your vehicle, or install the PrinterOn app from your app store to submit print jobs from your mobile device) Call us if you have questions : 248-437-6431.
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Jul 23, 2020

MAP Michigan Activity Pass

Please note that as is the case with much of today's world, MAP partner destinations have opened and are operating under circumstances unseen and unheard of in our lifetimes. That is my way of saying that this is a highly fluid scenario and that as such, MAP partner destinations may close (or re-open) with little or in some cases no, advance warning. We will do our best to keep up to date on what is going on with our MAP partner destinations, and make changes accordingly if and when necessary. That said, if you become aware of a change to the status of a MAP partner destination in your community, please let me know. After all, there are many of you, and far fewer of us.
 
There are a few new features included in MAP that we hope will help enhance the patron experience:
 
1. Mobile Passes: Please note that there is absolutely no difference between a mobile pass and a printed pass, when it comes to the pass reservation process. The only difference is that a patron will display the completed MAP pass on their mobile device when they arrive at a destination, instead of turning in a printed pass. There is also no way to prevent a patron from printing and turning in a printed pass.
Long before any of us had heard of something called Covid-19, our goal was to place additional emphasis on the mobile vs print pass aspect of MAP for this year. The timing of such proved fortuitous, given the changes that have occurred in all of our worlds during the past four months. Truth be told, many patrons have been using mobile passes for MAP for a number of years. So before we took MAP off line on March 17 we surveyed MAP partner destinations to ask them if they were okay when it came to accepting a MAP pass that is displayed on a smart phone or tablet, vs a piece of paper. With the exception of one MAP partner which is currently closed, all of our other partner destinations that replied, indicated they had no problem accepting a mobile pass. I suspect that willingness to do so is even stronger now than was the case five months ago when we sent out the survey. As you can see we have placed heavy emphasis on the mobile passes aspect of MAP, on the landing page of the program.
 
2. Where I Am Starting Box: Every software platform that involves having to do a search performs better when a particular search strategy is deployed. For the MAP software this has always meant entering the zip code in the Where I Am Starting box. The MAP program now includes "Enter Your Zip Code Here" in the Where I Am Starting box. Having the patron enter a zip code here will deliver optimum search results when using the MAP software.
 
3. My Home Library box: The "Home Library" language is problematic. While it means something to us, that may not necessarily be the case for MAP patrons. In an attempt to make this more clear, we have included the phrase "Enter the Name of Your Local Library Here" in the My Home Library box. We have retained the previous functionality whereupon when a patron starts to enter the name of their library, the software will auto-fill the box with the library name.
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Mar 15, 2020

Coronavirus and SSLDL

UPDATE: June 23, 2020
We are happy to announce that the Library reopened on June 8, 2020 in a limited capacity as directed by Executive Order 2020-110 and 2020-97! In an effort to keep our staff and patrons safe we are offering a contactless curbside delivery service at the Library. Please call us to schedule an appointment for curbside delivery once you receive notification that your hold is available. There is a high demand for this service, therefore it is essential that everyone arrives at their scheduled pick up time to ensure prompt, accurate, and safe service for all. Call us at 248-437-6431 to schedule your appointment! Please continue to return your borrowed items in the book drop. 

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May 04, 2020

Salem-South Lyon District Library Virtual Summer Programming Survey

We would love to hear your thoughts on what types of virtual programs you would enjoy this summer!
Please press the SUBMIT button at the end of this survey to complete it.

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Oct 25, 2019

Stepping Stones.

Promote children's literacy, Chisel a memory or honor someone special in stone... a stepping stone. Become a part of our whimsical stepping stone path at the library! Read More