While the St. Joseph Public Library remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, patrons can still contact the library for reference services. 

The doors to Southwest Michigan libraries might be closed, but patrons are still reading.

Library directors across the region are reporting an increase in online checkouts for e-books, audiobooks and other online services as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to their homes.

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