Library News

March 23 Library Update

By Executive Order of Governor Whitmer, the Library has extended the Closure through April 13, 2020.

  • Due dates on materials currently checked out and due during the closure are extended through April 30, 2020.
  • Our outdoor drop box is available curbside. You may return materials if you wish.
  • NO FINES will be accrued during the closure.
  • Library cards that expire during the closure have been extended until June 1, 2020.
  • Holds currently on the Hold Shelf will be held for one week after the library reopens.
  • Delivery of Holds has been suspended until the library reopens.
  • MelCat holds have been suspended and cannot be placed.
  • Informational links on the COVID-19 virus have been added to the library website www.romuluslibrary.org
  • Michigan Activity Pass has been suspended until further notice.
  • Wi-fi is available for use in the library parking lot. Please feel free to you it.
  • Overdrive, Hoopla, and RBDigital Magazines are available for downloading/streaming books, audiobooks, graphic novels, movies, music, and magazines using your valid library card. Visit our website www.romuluslibrary.org and click on the Digital Library tab for more information.

Thank you again for your patience. We have heard from many of you how much you miss coming too the library. We miss you too and look forward to seeing you soon. Stay safe everyone!

Coronavirus Resources: Get Accurate, Up-to-Date Information

March 18, 2020

Please click here for the newest update from the Romulus Public Library.

Looking for trustworthy sources to stay up-to-date about coronavirus (COVID-19)? The links below contain the most current information about the best ways to reduce risk of contracting the virus, myths about the virus, the spread of the disease, symptoms, testing, travel concerns, business support, community resources and much more. We will be updating this post so check back often.

General COVID-19 Information from World, Federal and State Agencies
  • WHO Coronavirus Q&A – the World Health Organization provides straightforward answers to common questions about coronavirus. 
  • Michigan Coronavirus – the state website contains general information about the virus as well as Michigan-specific information, including the number of confirmed cases.
  • Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation – this U.S. Department of Health and Human Services fact sheet explains social distancing and suggests ways to cope and support oneself during such an experience.
  • MedlinePlus Coronavirus Information – this U.S. National Library of Medicine page includes a wealth of information about the virus and is explained in plain language. 
  • CDC Coronavirus Information – the Center for Disease control page includes information for individuals as well as communities, schools, businesses, and healthcare professionals.
  • NIH Coronavirus and Alternative Treatments – the National Institutes of Health has issued a warning about “alternative” treatments for COVID-19.
  • State of Michigan Local Health Departments – link to directory
Fact-Checking Websites
Small Business and Economic Support
  • Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency – start here to file an unemployment claim

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Following the guidance from The Michigan Library Association encouraging all public libraries to close and the Governor’s revised executive order banning gatherings of more than 250 people due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus, the Romulus Public Library will be closed to the public from March 16 through April 5, 2020. We plan to open on Monday, April 6 at 10:00 AM. 
All library programs and room reservations have been canceled.
Please check back here for further updates. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

For more in-depth information please click here.

Detroit Zoo Discount for March

Through the Romulus Public Library patrons can get a great deal on Zoo Tickets. If you buy one ticket you can get another of equal or lesser value for free. The free ticket must be redeemed by March 31, 2020. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Offer ends March 30, 2020. You can visit the link https://tickets.detroitzoo.org/ and put the phrase hemingway in as the store name. This will give you access to the discount!

U of M Athletics Discount Tickets

The Romulus Public Library is pleased to announce discounted tickets for U of M athletic events. Just go to www.MGoBlue.com/go/promo and enter the promo code: LIBRARY

Live Nation Ticket Discounts

The Romulus Public Library is pleased to announce discounted tickets with a simple promo code “LIBRARY10” to receive 10 percent off. Just go to the site and enter the code when purchasing your tickets.

Tickets available for The Fillmore, Saint Andrews Hall, and 20 Monroe Live.

  • Fillmore: www.thefillmoredetroit.com
  • Saint Andrews: www.saintandrewsdetroit.com
  • 20 Monroe Live: www.20monroelive.com

Detroit Red Wings Specialty Priced Tickets for Library members

The Romulus Public Library and The Library Network are pleased to announce specially priced tickets for the Detroit Red Wings.

Follow this link and get your Red Wing tickets today. http://www.DetroitRedWings.com/TLN

Mobile Catalog App Available!

The mobile app for the TLN Catalog is now available in the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store.

For iOS, the app can be found by searching TLN Catalog (2 words).

For Android, the app can be found by searching TLNMobile (one word) or by searching Romulus Public Library (Please note: The app is named TLNMobile and not Romulus Public Library).

Enjoy the added convenience of our catalog as an app!


Soar and Explore with MAP!

Have you checked out the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program yet? Use your library card to get discounts and FREE passes to exciting local destinations. MAP has over 400 participating attractions, including Belle Isle, the MI Science Center, Arts & Scraps, the Outdoor Adventure Center, and more!

Here’s how to gain access to your MAP benefits:

  1. Go to http://michiganactivitypass.info
  2. Enter your starting location, how far you’re willing to travel, and the name of your home library
  3. Select the attraction you want to visit and click Get Pass
  4. Print your pass and use within 7 days!

For more detailed help checking out a pass, click here, or see library staff.

Historic Newspapers Available Digitally

The Romulus Public Library is actively working to digitize approximately 50 years of Romulus newspapers dated from 1968, making historic articles and images available and searchable online 24/7.  Thanks to generous donations from library supporters, at a cost of about $500 a year, more than 20 years of newspapers have already been digitized.  Access the newspapers online at http://www.romuluslibrary.org/newspapers.  These papers are available in full-text with images, just as they originally appeared.  To help the Romulus Public Library continue with this project, please consider a tax-deductible donation to make these papers available for generations to come.  Adopt a year, partial year or multiple years.  Donations of any amount can be sent to the library.