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210 N. Elida Street Winnebago, IL 61088 info@winnebagopubliclibrary.org 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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Announcement 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. PHASE THREE: Expansion of hours and services Starting August 1, 2020 the library will expand hours and services to the community. The library will reevaluate services again at the end of the month and continue to monitor the Illinois Department of Public Health recommendations. The library continues to schedule library visits. ADJUSTED LIBRARY HOURS: Library hours are limited. Call to schedule an appointment: Monday—Thursday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Fridays: 10:00 am to 5 pm Saturdays: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm ***The total number of people in the library building at one time is limited. During this phase of opening, your library visit will be scheduled in one hour time slots so that library staff can properly clean equipment and high touch areas. This is a change from Phase 2. Phase 3 increased the time in the library by an additional half hour. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND GUIDELINES (ATTACHED) Changes: 1. The total number of people in the library building at one time is still limited. During this phase of opening, your library visit will be scheduled in one hour time slots so that library staff are able to properly clean equipment and high touch areas. This is a change from Phase 2. Phase 3 increased the time in the library by an additional half hour. 2. Some computers, our fax and copier will be available for patron use. Call to schedule an appointment. 3. Computers are limited to one hour per day and will not be extended. Public computers and copier will be cleaned after every use. Seating and computers have been moved and rearranged to maintain social distancing. 4. Children are allowed (by appointment, supervised) in the library, please adhere to these Guidelines: *All individuals over age two who are able to medically tolerate a mask/covering are required to wear a mask that covers their noses and mouths while in the library. Those refusing to wear a face covering and/or maintain a six foot distance when practical will be required to leave the library. *Children under the age of three (who do not need to wear a mask) must be carried or seated in a stroller or car seat while in the library. *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied and directly supervised by a parent or older responsible caregiver. *Puzzles, coloring, and play areas are NOT available for public use at this time. 5. Tuesday mornings from 10 am to noon are reserved for senior citizens, medically at-risk and special needs. OTHER SERVICES….. Community and Study Rooms: These rooms are NOT available for scheduling or public use at this time. The community room is a quarantine area for returned and donated materials. Study rooms are used currently to store furniture and other miscellaneous items that have been moved in order to social distance. Book Returns: The inside book return is closed at this time. The outdoor book return is open so staff can quarantine and clean returned material. Cards and Overdue fines: Fines will be waived through August 2020. Nonresident cards (purchased) will be extended for two extra months (through September). Donations: Book donations will be accepted by appointment only. Donated material is quarantined. Donors are asked to bag their donations in sealed trash bags. Puzzles, coloring, and play areas are NOT available for public use at this time.
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. August 20, 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 bookrequest@winnebagopubliclibrary.org and we'll help register you for one.
Summer Reading Program 2020 Our theme this summer is “Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover”. Our dates: August 3, 2020 through August 21, 2020. Programs Thanks to German American Bank’s sponsorship Mr. Steve will be back Wednesday, August 19th at 10:30 a.m. located on the lawn beside the library. Grab your blanket or towel and join us! NO REGISTRATION----PICK UP YOUR READING LOGS INSTEAD You will still read books to earn prizes. However, we have eliminated the registration step. Your first step instead is to pick up (or print) your reading log and get started reading! Starting 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 3rd we will have reading logs available on our website OR staff will have a station set up for patrons to pick up in the foyer of the library. Pick out the reading log for the grade your child will be going into for the upcoming school year. If that is too challenging for your child OR there are special needs please feel free to grab the reading log appropriate to your child’s reading level. Please pick up only one reading log. Unfortunately, this year we are only able to give each child one chance (or one completed reading log) for all kids grades pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. However, we are still partnering with Culvers—so there’s another chance to read for more goodies! Prizes Turn in your reading log virtually to: bookrequest@winnebagopubliclibrary.org OR schedule an appointment to visit the library. At the end of the program, we have some fun drawings for kids pre-kindergarten to 5th grade including a special drawing for pre-kindergarten to kindergarten. Adults and teens—we will have weekly drawings on Fridays (end of day)—read and turn in your reading logs to increase your chances! Reading Logs PreK to K Grades 1-2 Grades 3-4 Grade 5 Teen Adult