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COVID-19 Updates

In the interest of public health, there are a number of new strategies that Taylor Community Library is taking to help mitigate the community’s risk to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the latest information and guidance on COVID-19, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control, State of Michigan, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, and the World Health Organization websites. Until further notice, the Taylor Community Library building is closed to visitors.  Please do NOT return items for the time being. Due dates are being extended and the Taylor Community Library does not charge late fees. Curbside Pickup Curbside pickup…

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Our Commitment to Racial Equity

Here at the library, we had planned to post a lot of fun content this week for those participating in summer reading. But with all that's going on in our country, we would like to take a moment to pause and reflect on the demands of protesters around the country, calling for an end to racial inequality. We commit to being an institution that is accountable to all of our community members-- especially our black neighbors and all others impacted by structural oppression. We commit to learning and growing-- as individuals and as an organization-- in dismantling the vestiges of white supremecy in…

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Updates to Braille & Talking Book Service

If you didn't already know, Taylor Community Library is home to an award-winning outreach center for the National Library Service for the Blind & Print-Disabled.  Through this program, we serve all visually-impaired residents of Wayne County by sending free audiobooks and braille reading materials through the mail. This Spring, TCL and all Michigan Braile & Talking Book libraries switched to a great new system called Duplication on Demand (also known as DoD). DoD will allow us to send our patrons any book in our collection that they request right away. There’s no waiting for other patrons to return a physical copy;…

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Where to Turn for Help

During these difficult times, many community members are in a vulnerable position. Those who once felt financially secure are worried about paying for food or rent.  Children who sought refuge in their classrooms are now at home without access to the same social services.  Many of our neighbors are wading through grief and loss without the comfort of in-person social support.  It's difficult to know where to look when you or someone you know is hurting. Luckily, Taylor has a wealth of resources for those who are struggling.  Below, you will find an updated list of links and phone numbers to…

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Finding Reliable Health Information Online

With all the information that's out there, it's not always so simple to go looking for health-related information on the internet. Former medical librarian and TCL staff member Barbara Maynarich put together this enlightening presentation on how to find reliable health information online. View examples of how to find information you can trust and how to spot information you should avoid. It will also show websites that are designed to make your search for health information quicker and easier.

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Free & educational things to do at home

Staying at home may sound great to some, but when boredom kicks in, the fun stops. At this point you have probably watched everything available to you for free on our newest resource Kanopy, listened to the audiobook of Harry Potter more times than you can count on Libby and Hoopla, and have tiny origami dogs covering your house from our Creativebug. And we all know you finished watching Tiger King, as well as the entire True Crime section on Netflix, days ago. Now, you need the help of your friendly neighborhood librarians! We have scoured the internet to find some fun, interesting, and educational…

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the library building is currently closed.