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MPL is Now Curbside Only

Effective Monday, November 16th 

As the COVID-19 situation changes in our community we continue to adapt our services in ways that will keep patrons and staff safe. Accordingly, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases locally, MacDonald Public Library will once again be closing our building to the public. 

Effective Monday, November 16th, MacDonald Public Library will offer curbside service ONLY. The building will remain closed to the public until further notice. Holds and requests may still be placed online or via phone. MeLCat service will not be interrupted at this time.

As of Monday, November 16th:
  • Our hours will now be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Curbside service will be available for requests and holds Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick-up can be arranged by calling (586) 725-0273, ext. 2. Later pick-ups may be scheduled on an as-needed basis.
  • Patrons may print by calling our staff at (586) 725-0273, ext. 2. Patrons will be provided with an email address at that time. Patrons will then be able to email any documents that they wish to have printed and delivered curbside. Fax and copy requests can also be scheduled by calling (586) 725-0273, ext. 2.
  • We request that patrons wear masks and respect social distancing guidelines when interacting with our staff during curbside service.
  • All returns will continue to be quarantined for a total of 96 hours.
  • Reference questions and questions pertaining to digital services may be directed to Librarian Maria Gardella at
  • Donations cannot be accommodated at this time and will not be accepted.
We thank you for your patience and understanding. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns at or by calling (586) 725-0273.


Winter Reading 2021

January 1st through January 31st, 2021

From January 1st to January 31st, MacDonald Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Book Like Us,” sponsored by Simon and Schuster. We challenge our patrons of all ages to log as much reading as they can on Beanstack.
Thousands of libraries and schools across the nation will also be participating and encouraging their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. Prizes will include book collections and virtual author visits. Ten winning schools or libraries will each get a collection of fifty books from the "Books Like Us" collection. Happy reading, New Baltimore!



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")

State of Michigan – COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Mental Health Resources