You can add this one to the list of "things we can't believe we have to say out loud."

A Michigan library is reminding their patrons NOT to microwave their books.

The Kent District Library, which serves the Grand Rapids area, is having to address a new issue: people are putting their books in the microwave to "kill" the coronavirus.


Books at the library contain metallic radio frequency identification (RFID) tags that will burn when they are microwaved. Basically, books WILL start on fire if they are microwaved. Who would've thought? *sarcasm*

Library manager Elizabeth Guarino-Kozlowicz told the Detroit Free Press about the safety measures that they are taking to ensure that COVID-19 isn't passed onto any surfaces.

"All of the items go into a separate space. We set them aside for three days and then we check them in after that. We don't want them to feel concerned that they need to do anything."

Every library has their own safety plans; if you're concerned about procedures, please contact your local library. Almost all of them are following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. But FOR GOD'S SAKE DO NOT FREAKING MICROWAVE YOUR LIBRARY BOOKS!

I'm starting to lose hope, people. Businesses are shutting down AGAIN because people are treating their employees so poorly, libraries are having to tell people to NOT to put their books in the microwave...etc. I'm at a loss at this point.

Use your head. If you have questions, there are a million online resources. Or make a phone call.

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