Earlier this week, St. Clair County announced the closure of the system libraries. While there are many online offerings through the St. Clair County Library System, you do need a library card. If you don’t have a library card, you are in luck. Because it is not possible to go into the building to get a card, you can now call and get one.
Allison Arnold, Director of the St. Clair County Library System, said that county residents can call the library and request a temporary card number. That number is what gives users access to online resources. Online resources available through the library include courses, language instruction, magazines, and newspapers. Kids can also stay busy with Starfall, which they may be familiar with from school, and Story Online which features actors reading children’s books. There is also an impressive collection of local high school yearbooks dating back to the early 1900s for some schools.
Arnold said that staff will be assisting with getting county residents set up with library accounts and the accounts will be good until April 30th or whenever social distancing is no longer necessary. Callers will need to provide a form of ID, such as a driver’s license. The service will be available as long as employees are allowed to go to work, so don’t hesitate to sign up. Go to sccl.lib.mi.us for more information or call 810-987-7323.