Reopening Information

Situations around this pandemic are fluid and can change quickly. Our levels of response are not static and could change. Because of this, we will continue to keep you updated on this page. Updates will appear here.


Response as of May 7, 2020 

  • The Governor extended the Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order until the end of the day on Thursday, May 28. So, our  launch date for Level 1 branch service has changed from June 1 to either the second or third week of June.
  • The due date for CADL materials has been extended to June 15. So, not necessay to return items to dropbox prior to this date. Items on hold have been extended until June 22.
  • The borrow limit for hoopla items has been extended by 6 items throughout the months of May and June.
  • MeLCat statewide interlibrary loan continues to be suspended, with no ability to place holds or deliver items. Unfortunately, CADL can't extend the due dates of items currently checked out so they will show as overdue with fines accruing. But, fines will not be charged when the library reopens and items are returned.

Response as of May 5, 2020 

  •  CADL Executive Director Scott Duimstra provides update on plans to reopen.
  • has been added back to our list of services.
  • The due date for CADL materials has been extended to June 15. Items on hold have been extended until June 22. 
  • Once CADL staff is allowed back in the branches, we plan to move slowly and thoughtfully through serveral levels of service, always staying in compliance with Executive Orders by the Governor's Office and with Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Here are the three different levels of service:



  • We hope to begin offering contactless curbside and door pickup (option based on branch) of library materials on Monday June 1.  A process will be put in place that allows members to go online or call and reserve materials to be picked up at their branch via curbside or door pickup. More details will be provided prior to this level of service going live.
  • CADL will be following CDC guidelines to ensure that library items are safe to handle. While the risk of them transmitting COVID-19 is very, very low, we will take the precaution of setting returned items aside for 24-48 hours before processing them.



  • Next, as we move beyond curbside or door pickup, limited in-branch services will be provided. Branch visitors will not be able to use public computers, the children's area or sit and conduct work. No in-branch events will be provided. More details will be provided prior to this level of service going live.



Regular library services and hours will resume with any recommended social distancing guidelines still in place.

The timeframe for when we will move from one level to the next, will be determined based on recommendations from health officials and how prepared we are to do so. CADL will work to make sure the library is as safe as possible for you and our staff.


Changes to our level of services will be communicated on our website and through member emails and social media. You can also contact your branch directly.