Head librarian Karon Walter discusses the adjustments the Capital Area District Libraries made to provide to local residents in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Aidan Binford
DELHI TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Local libraries felt the impact of the COVID-19 with the rest of the world, and like other businesses, they had to change their practices to accommodate public health measures.
Throughout much of 2020 and 2021, the Capital Area District Libraries (CADL) were closed to the public, with materials only being accessible through curbside services. The service was quickly established following the stay-at-home order beginning in March of 2020. Frequent library visitors also turned to the digital collection of resources offered by the libraries, which include services such as Hoopla and Libby, and encompass a wide range of media formats, including electronic books, audiobooks, TV shows, movies, and graphic novels.