The library is closed due to COVID-19. Click here for resources and information.

COVID-19 Updates & Information

The Portage District Library will abide by executive orders to remain closed until we have been given approval by State authorities.

All materials will have their due dates extended, so please do not be concerned about accruing overdue fines during this time. A material return date will be published after we set a date to reopen.

Please do not return your materials to the library at this time as there are no staff in the building to handle them.

The most up-to-date information regarding further changes to library services will be available on our website: www.portagelibrary.info, E-Newsletter, and on our Facebook page.

If you still wish to use library services, remember that PDL offers a large variety of digital options, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eVideos, and eMusic. To learn more, please visit: http://bit.ly/PDLdigitallibrary.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information You Can Use

With the arrival of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) in Michigan, you may be wondering where to find accurate information and community resources. The links below can help.

Flattening the Curve for COVID-19: What Does It Mean and How Can You Help?: A guide from U of M Health that helps to explain why many organizations, schools, and business have closed, cancelled events, and modified services.

Michigan.gov Coronavirus Updates: Official website from the Michigan government with daily updates on new cases across the state, executive orders from the governor, community resources, information about symptoms, and instructions for how to seek care.

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19: Instructions from the CDC about how to make a cloth face mask at home.

How to Make Your Own Face Covering: A video from U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams demonstrating an easy way to make a cloth face mask.

City of Portage Novel Coronavirus Information: Includes updates about city services, including utilities, parks, and public safety.

Portage Public Schools Coronavirus Updates: Updates from the school district and superintendent, free meals for students, free or low cost Internet services for families, and more.

Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes: Food for individuals and families in need.

CDC: The latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

World Health Organization Myth Busters: Heard a rumor about coronavirus and aren’t sure if it’s true? Check the World Health Organization’s Myth Busters guide.

Health and Community Services Department COVID-19 Information: Updates and guidance from the Kalamazoo Health and Community Services Department.

Be informed and be well!