The Library’s Response to the COVID-19 Virus

[5/26/2020]

To mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Suttons Bay Bingham District Library’s closure has been extended through Friday, June 12, per Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order.

All scheduled programs, meetings, room reservations and home deliveries are canceled during this closure.

The closure may be extended as further recommendations are received through the CDC and other government health agencies.

[5/01/2020]

To mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Suttons Bay Bingham District Library’s closure has been extended through Thursday, May 28, per Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order.

All scheduled programs, meetings, room reservations and home deliveries are canceled during this closure.

The closure may be extended as further recommendations are received through the CDC and other government health agencies.

[4/24/2020]

To mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Suttons Bay Bingham District Library’s closure has been extended through Friday, May 15, per Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order.

All scheduled programs, meetings, room reservations and home deliveries are canceled during this closure.

The closure may be extended as further recommendations are received through the CDC and other government health agencies.

[4/10/2020]

To mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Suttons Bay Bingham District Library’s closure has been extended through Thursday, April 30, per Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order.

All scheduled programs, meetings, room reservations and home deliveries are canceled during this closure.

The closure may be extended as further recommendations are received through the CDC and other government health agencies.

[3/23/2020]

To mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Suttons Bay Bingham District Library’s closure has been extended through Monday, April 13, per Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order.

All scheduled programs, meetings, room reservations and home deliveries are canceled during this closure.

The closure may be extended as further recommendations are received through the CDC and other government health agencies.

[3/16/2020]

To mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Suttons Bay Bingham District Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 5.

All scheduled programs, meetings, room reservations and home deliveries are canceled during this closure.

The closure may be extended as further recommendations are received through the CDC and other government health agencies.

Information about the COVID-19 virus can be found here:

1-888-535-6136
MI Dept of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline
The hotline is open 8am-5pm, seven days a week. Public health and other experts will answer health-related questions about COVID-19.

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MI Dept of Health and Human Services

Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department

Grand Traverse County Health Department


[3/14/2020]

The Suttons Bay Bingham District Library is open today, Saturday, March 14 from 10am-2pm.

We are taking precautions against the COVID-19 virus, and ask library visitors to do the same. The CDC states, “The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.” Please minimize contact with others and stay home if you are sick/vulnerable to illness.

On Monday, March 16 the SBBDL Board of Trustees will have a special meeting about library services during the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

[3/12/2020]

The Suttons Bay Bingham District Library is taking commonsense precautions, based on recommendations from public health experts, to maintain a safe environment.

First, we are directing our library visitors to reliable information resources – that’s our job, after all. A very good resource is the webpage Where to Find Up-to-Date Information on Coronavirus compiled by our neighbors at the Traverse Area District Library.

Library staff and volunteers already do a great job of keeping the library clean. During this time, we have added a checklist to make sure highly used areas are cleaned & disinfected on a more frequent, routine basis and removed a few hard-to-clean items.

Thirdly, we are being mindful to stay home if we are sick/vulnerable to illness and are asking our library visitors to do the same. We operate with a small staff, so please be understanding if we do need to close temporarily due to staff illness.

Stay safe & stay well,

Danielle ‘Nellie’ Danke
Director