Fall Programs at a Glance
Blissfield Unbound, Manhattan Short Film Festival, Taste the State and Children's Programs Go Live!
Live Library Programs and Auditorium Rentals Return
Masks requested inside building. Online content, outdoor wifi, contactless delivery available.
Here's where we are at the library. We ask everyone to wear a facecovering inside the building to help protect the libray's patrons and staff. We serve a high-risk population. All library staff are vaccinated. All library staff are masked. Please join as we try to protect each other.
Aside from things we kept because we like them, the library should look like what you've omce to expect. Library programming will be fully live this fall with a full schedule just above where you are currently reading. The library auditorium is now available for rental. Call 517-486-2858 to ask about renting the auditorium, complete with working kitchenette, for you next shower, party, or meeting. Auditoirum rentals details and a copy of the rental contract are availabe above via the About SHML tab > Library Policies > Auditorium Rental.
We did keep some changes we've made over the past 18 months. We still clean more than we used to. We still ahve a hand sanitizer station at the front of the library. The library public wifi network, shmlquest, is available in and, thanks to a CARES grant from the Library of Michigan and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, around the building. Just log onto the network, using the password which is also “shmlguest.” Contactless delivery of circulating materials is a permanent option for those who wish to use it. Just call the library at 517-486-2858.
The additional online content we acquired and the online library account application we created when the building was closed remain available at blissfieldlibrary.org. Find under Media on Demand:
- The Woodlands Downloadable Library through OverDrive and Libby, which now includes downloadable magazines, movies from IndieFlix, concerts from Qello, and instruction from Great Courses, in addition to downloadable books and audiobooks
- Hoopla downloadable books, comic books, movies, TV and music
- Freegal music, featuring five songs a week that are yours to keep
- Access Video on Demand
- World Cinema Collection
- Just for Kids Videos
- Kanopy Movies, including Kanopy Kids
- Blissfield High School yearbooks from 1948-2018
Find under Reference and Instruction:
- A digital image of today’s Adrian Daily Telegram and of many other Michigan newspapers
- Access World News
- The America’s Genealogy Bank
- Ancestry.com Library Edition
- Mango Languages
- Consumer Reports Online
- Infobase Learning Center
See our full re-opening policy here. See our reopening plan and procedure as it develops here.
June 8, 2020: Entered Phase One
June 17, 2020: Entered Phase Two
November 14, 2020: Re-entered Phase One
January 25, 2021: Entered Modified Phase One, allowing individual appointments for in-library patron access.
May 3, 2021: Entered Modified Phase One, allowing individuals, household-groups and persons with caregivers.
May 17: Entered Phase Three, removing appointment requirments, item quarantines, and borrowing limits and opening public spaces.
June 22: Entered Phase Four, no capacity limits or other public health madates, some live programming.
August 1: Live programs and auditorium rentals return.