PLDL and the Hancock Library are open for limited, in-person services with regular hours.

PLDL & Hancock Library Move Forward with Reopening Plans

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The Portage Lake District Library is again moving into Phase 3 of their reopening plan, which includes limited access to the building by patrons. The service is available beginning Monday, December 21, and will include a return to regular open hours.

On November 16, in response to the MDHHS Epidemic Order, PLDL returned to Phase 2 of their reopening plan, which closed the building to the public and instead offered curbside services. The decision to reopen the Library follows an updated MDHHS Epidemic Order that allows for some indoor activities to resume, as long as masks are worn.

Phase 3 of the library’s reopening plan allows patrons back in the building for grab-and-go services, limits patron visits to 30 minutes, and reduces the occupancy capacity of the building. Patrons can browse library shelves, checkout materials, use public computers, and take advantage of print and copy services.

The Hancock Library will also be open this week with their regular operating hours.

Patrons are required to wear a face mask or face covering while in the library. This includes children aged five years and older. Patrons unable to tolerate wearing a mask will not be admitted to the building. Instead, they will be offered accommodations when possible, such as curbside services, assistance by phone or email, or other digital services remotely. Click here to learn more about our Phase 3 Plan & Policy

For more information, visit You can also contact the library by phone at 906-482-4570 or via email at

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