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K-12 Face-to-Face Learning Suspended for Remainder
of Year in All Michigan Schools

Effective Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Per Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-35, all face-to-face learning in K-12 schools in the State of Michigan will be suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic school year. This includes our own Anchor Bay School District. For details regarding this order, please click here

Any questions regarding the Anchor Bay School District's education plan for the remainder of the year may be directed to the ABSD itself. You may visit their official website or contact district officials via phone at (586) 725-2861. Please be mindful that call volumes may be high during this time. 


"Stay Home, Stay Safe" Order

Effective Tuesday, March 24th at 12:01 a.m.

Per the press release dated March 23, 2020 from Lansing, Michigan: "Governor Gretchen Whitmer [has] signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.
Effective at 12:01 am on March 24, 2020, for at least the next three weeks, individuals may only leave their home or place of residence under very limited circumstances, and they must adhere to social distancing measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when they do so, including remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual’s household to the extent feasible under the circumstances."

To read the complete press release, please click here.


Library Closure

Latest Executive Order 2020-20, from Governor Whitmer extends library closures through April 13, 2020. This closure is our effort to join in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. All library holds will be held until we reopen, and all due dates for items that patrons currently have checked out will be extended. We encourage all patrons to make use of our digital services during this time, including Overdrive, RBDigital and our many available reference databases.

We encourage our patrons to follow all recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the State of Michigan. For more information regarding COVID-19 ("Coronavirus"), please see below:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)…/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

State of Michigan – COVID-19 ("Coronavirus")

Thank you for your understanding.


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Tax Season 2020


To protect the public and tax prep volunteers from COVID-19, many VITAs and AARP Tax-Aide sites had to close their in-person tax preparation sites. Check out all of the IRS-sponsored online free tax preparation programs and see if you qualify at

For information on Michigan taxes go to


Books on Tap

Thursday, April 16th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Join us as we read our way through the latest and greatest in literature – all while enjoying appetizers and drinks at bars or restaurants here in New Baltimore. Adults 21+ are welcome!

Discussion Date: Thursday, April 16th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Reading Selection: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Mystery
Location: Little Camille's by the Bay, 
51083 Washington St, New Baltimore, MI 48047


Go Library Card Discounts

Did you know that your MacDonald Public Library card can get you discounts? From savings at local businesses, like Achatz Handmade Pie Company, to discounted tickets to Red Wings and Lions Games, the Go Library Card program lets you use your card to save!

To learn more, visit: