Q: Where will the Library operate while the building is under construction?
A: Courtland Center (4190 E Court St, Burton), located at the corner of Court Street and Center Road. Our space is reached most easily through the main entrance but you can also enter near the movie theater. We are immediately east of Sloan at Courtland Center and will occupy several spaces between Sloan and the movie theater hallway.
Q: What hours will FPL at Courtland Center be open?
A: We will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 am- 7:30pm, and Friday-Saturday 9:00 am- 5:30 pm. Opening day is to be announced.
Q: What services will be offered in the temporary location?
A: Much of what we currently provide will be offered. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, we will operate under restrictions intended to keep you and our staff safe. Our phases of reopening and specific restrictions will be detailed on our web site fpl.info and may change as circumstances change.
We will have books and other materials to check out, although some of our materials will be in off-site storage. We may need a day or two to retrieve those for you. We will provide limited computer access and free Wi-Fi service (which will likely be accessible in the mall hallway). Genealogy services and computer access will be available as we do our phased reopening. There will be lots of children’s materials to check out. Many programs will be virtual since gatherings are limited due to COVID.
Q: Will the Library be closed for business while moving?
A: The Library will be closed beginning March 1, 2020 and will reopen in the temporary location in July.
Q: Can I reach you while you are closed?
A: Yes. Our telephones and email will be working most of the time during our closure. Please call us at 810-232-7111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Where can I return books and items I’ve checked out?
A: You have several options. The current drop box on Crapo Street will remain available throughout construction. Once we have moved into the Courtland Center location, there will be a 24/7 drop box on the sidewalk outside the main Courtland Center doors and one outside the movie theater doors. We will also have a drop box within FPL at Courtland Center that’s available during our business hours.
Q: Will Friends of the Library have book sales while the Library is under construction?
A: The Friends may have limited sales but not at the library. Check their Facebook page for details. www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheFlintPublicLibrary
Q: Will Friends of the Library continue to accept used books?
A: Perhaps. Check their Facebook page for details. www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheFlintPublicLibrary
Q: Will there be a sale of furniture and equipment?
A: Most of our furniture was donated to Habitat for Humanity to sell. Check out the Habitat ReStore at www.geneseehabitat.org/restore.html.
Q: What is the best way for me to stay updated on what’s happening?
A: Please visit YourNewFPL.org and/or use the sign-up form on the right to receive our email updates. We will be posting all information here, so it will be the most comprehensive and timely source of news.