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The Ann Arbor District Library will be closed during the next two weeks after library staff and family members of library employees tested positive for COVID-19.  

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The Ann Arbor District Library is commissioning a Black Lives Matter mural. 


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The Ann Arbor District Library’s downtown branch has reopened, two weeks after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.  

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The Ann Arbor District Library is now offering contactless lobby pickup service.  


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The Ann Arbor District Library has launched a Black Lives Matter initiative.  

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With the doors closed on all its branches since mid-March, the Ann Arbor District Library System will gradually reopen over the coming weeks.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with library director Josie Parker about how that will take place and what library users can expect as they ease back into normal operations.


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The Ann Arbor District Library says COVID-19 will not impact its budget this year, but that it will most likely affect future budgets.  


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Did you know you can still check out books online from the Ann Arbor District Library?  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with library director Josie Parker about the many offerings the library has created, including its own YouTube TV station to stay connected with area residents.


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The Ann Arbor School District and the Ann Arbor District Library are separating, but say a strong partnership will continue.  The two organizations yesterday announced the Ann Arbor schools will no longer have a financial interest in the district library.  The school board and library board have each approved a three million dollar exchange of assets that fully releases the school district from its interest in the downtown library branch. 

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The city of Ann Arbor will host its last Sustainable Forum of the season this evening, and they will discuss what our county may look like in the year 2040.  


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The Downtown Library is temporarily closed in Ann Arbor.  Work will keep the doors shut through at least early next week.