Based on executive orders from the Governor concerning the COVID-19 Coronavirus emergency, the Leland Library will be closed starting March 16 until further notice. All programs have also been canceled. If you receive notices for overdue items that you have checked out please ignore them. The book drop is still available to return items. MeL inter-library loans will be suspended as most libraries in the state are closing. All online resources such as e-books and audiobooks are still available. If you would like to contact us the telephone answering machine at the Library will be checked periodically, as well at the email address in the "Contact Us" found in the blue box to the right.
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Leland Township Public Library Notice of Election for Board of Directors
As prescribed by law, the nonpartisan election of members of the Board of Directors of Leland Township Public Library will be on the ballot in the general election to be held November 3, 2020. The Board consists of six members who serve co-terminus four-year terms. The Board members must be qualified electors of Leland Township. Service on the Board is voluntary and uncompensated.
The Board meets monthly and is charged with managing the business and affairs of the Library including the development of its strategic plans, monitoring and updating its policies, managing its finances, fundraising, supervising the Library Director and acting as an advocate for the Library in the community.
Members of the Library Board are expected to support the basic tenets of library operations including intellectual freedom, the prohibition of censorship, the presentation of all points of view on current and historical issues, the absence of partisan or doctrinal considerations in the presentation of materials, and the confidentiality of patron records.
Interested parties must file with the Leland Township Clerk an Affidavit of Identity and a Nominating Petition containing at least six signatures of Leland Township voters in support of his or her candidacy (or, in lieu thereof, pay a $100 nonrefundable fee). These forms must be filed by April 21, 2020. If there are more than 13 candidates, they will participate in a run-off in the August 4 primary election.
Questions may be directed to Mark Morton, Director, at 256.9152.
Covid-19 and the Library: FAQ
Why is the Library closed?
The Library has closed in response to Executive Orders issued by Governor Whitmer.
Do I need to return my books?
You do not need to return your books; the due dates have been set back to April 15th and will continue to be updated to reflect the changing situation. Our drop box is currently still open, so you can return your books if necessary.
What about my MeLCat or interlibrary loan books?
The dates have likewise been set back for these. The MeLCat interlibrary loan system has also been suspended, so you will be unable to place requests at this time.
What services are you offering?
Our usual e-resources are still available at https://www.lelandlibrary.org/library-e-services . This includes MeL databases; the Up North Digital Collection of e-books, audio books, and video; the RBD Digital collection of audiobooks, e-books, and magazines; and Transparent Language, a foreign language learning software. We will also be posting regular updates to our Facebook page regarding freely available internet resources that are accessible from home.
Accessing most of these resources will require your library card number and your password (your phone number unless you've manually changed it). If you need your library card number or need any assistance accessing our digital resources, please contact our director Mark or circulation clerk Jake at or respectively, or leave a message at 231-256-9152.
What if I don't have a library card?
We can issue you a temporary one until we are open again. Please fill out the online application and send it to
Are you still offering Wi-Fi?
Yes, our Wi-Fi is still active and accessible from the parking lot. You can connect to the 'Library Public' network with the password 'ontheriver'. This should prompt a security screen to open on your laptop or device; once you've accepted our terms and conditions you should be connected.
Can I still pace holds?
Yes, you can still place reserves in the catalog, and they will be processed when the library is able to open again. Any reserves placed before we closed are still valid as well. MeLCat requests are currently suspended.
Is the Munnecke Room available to use for public meetings?
No, the Munnecke room will remain closed until the library is open again.
What if I have any other questions?
If you have any other questions or concerns, if you need any assistance, or if you are simply looking for some information (on anything!), you can still reach us at , or by leaving a message at 231-256-9152.
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