Library Staff Staying Home, Working Hard

The latest update on the state of your library.

Your White Lake Library Staff – Staying Home and Working Hard

It was difficult to hear the news that libraries must remain closed at least through May 28. We miss all of you, and we miss being able to serve the White Lake area in the ways we normally would. But nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of the people in our community. That's why we, like you, will continue to stay safe, stay home, and save lives. We will also keep providing remote services to the best of our ability, and we will look for new ways to help our friends and neighbors during this crisis. 

 We look forward to re-opening our doors when it is safe to do so.  In the meantime, visit our website at to explore the ever-growing collection of online information and entertainment available there with just a library card. (Need to register for a card? Send an email to or call 231-750-4326.) Some of the newest additions include:

  • Ancestry Library Edition, temporarily available for researching your roots from the comfort of your home
  • TumbleBooks digital book and audiobook collections for all ages
  • Video tutorials for accessing online resources like Libby and Hoopla
  • Virtual Story Time videos with Miss Hannah – a new one is added every week!
  • Updated links to a variety of COVID-19 resources

 Like you, we look forward to the end of this crisis. Meanwhile, we are hard at work planning for re-opening. It will likely be a longer and slower process than any of us would like, but we need to proceed with caution and with the safety of staff and patrons as our first priority. We anticipate several changes to our services and spaces as we meet the challenges of our new normal. Look for curbside pick-up of materials first, perhaps starting in early June.  Please check for updates on our website or on Facebook. Until then, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay home if you can.