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Construction Pauses During COVID-19 Shutdown

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We were making excellent progress on packing and moving until March 23, when Governor Whitmer issued her executive order mandating a shutdown.  Per that order, all work has currently stopped, both in our existing building and in our temporary space.

So what does COVID-19 mean for our renovation project?  At this point in time, it is simply causing a delay.  Nothing has changed with our funding or our plans.  We just have to move the schedule out in proportion to how long this shutdown lasts.  We can’t estimate a time frame with any degree of confidence until the executive order has been lifted and we can get back to work.   

That means we do not yet have a date by which we plan to move into our temporary space at Courtland Center.  We’ll let you know as soon as possible.  Stay tuned for more updates!

Renovation Kickoff Party/Last Day of Service

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Our last day of service at Kearsley Street prior to the renovation will be Saturday, February 29, 2020.  We’ll be open during our regular hours (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.). We’re also having a special Renovation Kickoff Party from 12:00-4:00pm that day. Please drop in and say goodbye to FPL! Enjoy music, refreshments, entertainment, story times, TechStudiOH! and the Friends Used Book Sale.  Share your memories while you learn more about our renovation.

Temporary Library Location Selected

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Flint Public Library will be moving to a temporary location during the renovation of the Main Library building on Kearsley Street.  Our last day of service at Kearsley Street will be Saturday, February 29, 2020.  We will then be packing up and moving operations to Courtland Center (4190 E Court St, Burton).  The exact opening date at the temporary location has yet to be determined, but we anticipate it happening sometime in early May.

Local Funders Announce Lead Gifts

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After more than two-thirds of Flint voters said yes to funding a Flint Public Library renovation, three local foundations announced more than $16 million in financial support for the upcoming project.  The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which made an initial grant of $1.2 million in August, now will grant an additional $13.8 million. The Ruth Mott Foundation will grant $1 million, and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint will grant $50,000.