Since most Friends activities and events take place within the walls of the Cascade branch library, we couldn’t do much even if we wanted to for now...which we don’t. Once the library reopens, we will reevaluate when to resume our operations.
We hope to be able to reschedule the book sale for some time in May, if the virus has run its course and if the library can accommodate us. But, that doesn’t appear likely. We will communicate any new dates via email, Facebook and our website.
Flix for Families (Frozen II) and Flix for Grown-Ups (Knives Out) have been postponed until at least April.
Anything scheduled to take place in the library has been cancelled or postponed until the library reopens. That includes book discussions, Booked-For-Lunch, concerts, sales and Flix. We have rescheduled the April 15 “Dining for Dough” at Pietro’s to September 30. If there are any additional changes, we will communicate them to you via email, Facebook and this website.
With Governor Whitmer’s order for all Michigan residents to stay home except for essential needs, we have also suspended online sales activities and closed our eBay store since it would have required volunteers to go to the library to ship sold books.
We have temporarily shut down virtually all our operations and asked volunteers to stay home. The one exception is our online eBay store, which will remain operational for now.
Since we have asked our volunteer book sorters to stay home, we have sealed up our book donation bins outside the library temporarily. We’re sorry if this causes an inconvenience for you and hope that members of our community will resume their generosity once the library reopens.