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210 N. Elida Street Winnebago, IL 61088 815-335-7050 - Phone 815-335-7049 - Fax Mon - 10:00am to 8:00pm Tue - 10:00am to 8:00pm Wed - 10:00am to 8:00pm Thu - 10:00am to 8:00pm Fri - 10:00am to 6:00pm Sat - 9:00am to 3:00pm Sun - Closed Library is closed on these holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (closed @ 3pm). Library may close for special circumstances and during an emergency.

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We apologize for the inconvenience our card catalog is unavailable. If you have questions about availability of our material please call our service desk. All renewals and inquiries please route to our service desk @ 815-335-7050.
Reopening Announcement On May 22nd the outside book drop opened for library returns. If you have items you’d like to return, please put them in our exterior drop box so we may check them in using safety protocols. This was the first step in a phased reopening plan. Material with due dates between March 23rd and April 6th have been changed to July 1st. No late fees will be charged during the library’s closure. Seward Community Branch is open--pickup times will resume Friday mornings. The Library will re-open to patrons by appointment only on June 15th. This is the second step in our phased reopening plan. Please call our service desk to schedule your time. Time will be scheduled in half hour increments. Patrons will be asked to wear masks. Patrons are advised to schedule one, adult family member to represent your family because no children will be allowed to enter the building (for safety reasons). We will not be scheduling computers, study rooms or the community room for appointment at this time. Library hours will be limited. Phase Two: Adjusted Library Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Friday: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm Our priority is to ensure the safety of both patrons and staff. The library monitors recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and local health authorities. We are using that information to inform our reopening plans, but we will do so in phases. We will communicate the next phase soon. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the library’s closure, however, we feel that it was and is important to contribute to the containment of COVID-19 rather than its spread. We really miss our patrons – and thank you for understanding. Try our Appointment Service – it begins June 15th. We will start scheduling appointments Wednesday, June 10th at 10:00 a.m. Call us at 815-335-7050 to make an appointment. Sincerely, Library Director, Katie Schmoyer
Our Digital Library is always open! OverDrive Instantly borrow free ebooks and audiobooks to read on your device or Kindle. Compatible with all smart phones, tablets, computers, and eReaders. (connect) Getting Started with Overdrive Download the Libby App Video Getting Started with Libby App Having trouble? Get help with Audiobooks Overdrive App Username: Your Library Card Number Password: Your last name (lowercase)
Next Board Mtg. July 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm Central Time
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Friends of the Winnebago Public Library Book Sale Donations Want to drop off donations at the library? Please call into the library at 815-335-7050 to arrange a scheduled time to drop off donations. We ask that you seal the donations in a trash bag so they can be properly quarantined. Thank you! If you’ve got books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles or games, they’ll take them for the next book sale!! Please no textbooks, encyclopedias or Readers Digest condensed books. Call Paula Black (815) 335-2568 for questions.
Don't have a library card? Looking to stream or download free digital materials, but don't have a library card? No problem. Give us a call at 815-335-7050 or email us at and we'll help register you for one.