MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Public Library has announced it’s open with restrictions still in place.

The following services have been temporarily suspended: public seating, public programs and meetings, literacy tutoring, MakerSpace/3-D printing, study rooms, homebound service, interlibrary loan, puppets, puzzles, blocks, and children’s AWE computers in Youth Services, Ellison die cut machine, public faxing, microfilm use, magazine/book sale, and acceptance of donations. The computer lab is open with limited times available.

According to Public Relations Director Robin Kohn, the library is now working on virtual programming and creative ways to engage the community. The Michigan City Public Library Summer Reading Program has ended, and Aug. 8 is the last day to record reading hours and enter the prize raffle.

Tinkercad Online is Monday, Aug. 10, through Saturday, Aug. 15. Registration is required at https://forms.gle/P3eggyy4urdEg9CQ8. This 3D-modeling workshop for kids is 100 percent online. Participants will have six days to design, tinker and submit their 3D creations in the virtual MCPL-Tinkercad classroom.

This session is for children ages 8-17 and serves as an introduction to anyone that is curious about, or interested in, 3D design, art and printing. No prior experience is necessary. All registered participants will get a free 3D print of their creations (printing time is limited to 5 hours per participant). For more information, call the Youth Services desk at 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave. Space is limited.

The Writing Out Loud program for 2020 is canceled as is the Fall Film Series on DVD.

The Michigan City Public Library is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Masks are required based on the governor’s mandate and social distancing is recommended.

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