UPDATE 9:50AM WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20
St. Charles Public Library Reopens
The St. Charles Public Library is now open effective Monday, Jan. 18. Patrons are able to browse through the collection, check out materials, and pick up items on hold inside of the Library. Appointments are recommended to visit Youth Services due to limited space.
Appointments are necessary for Vestibule Holds Pickup, to use a computer, and for notary services.
The St. Charles Public Library is located temporarily at 305 South Ninth Street in St. Charles.
To ensure patron and staff safety, the following guidelines are in place: all visitors must wear masks; hand sanitizer used upon arrival; receive a contactless temperature check; practice safe social distancing; and follow directional signage in the library. Frequently-touched surfaces will be sanitized.
Carts will be available for items that are touched, but not checked out. Plastic barriers are at all service desks. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied and directly supervised by an adult.
The library will continue to post updates and announcements on scpld.org and on social media channels. Be sure to visit these sites for up-to-date information.
For more information, please call 630-584-0076.
ORIGINAL POST NOON TUESDAY, JAN. 19
Geneva Public Library Opens For In-Building Service Jan. 20
Geneva Public Library officials announced Monday (Jan. 18, 2021) that it will open to in-building service Wednesday, Jan. 20, now that Region 8 (Kane and DuPage Counties) has achieved Tier 2 status.
With that announcement, other Kane County libraries are expected to examine and make decisions about whether to open for in-person visits. Kane County Connects encourages readers to visit their library district websites for more information.
“Because COVID-19 still impacts our daily lives, the library will follow guidelines from the state of Illinois for reopening,” officials said.
Scroll down for a list of requirements or learn more at gpld.org/announcements.
Library officials are still encouraging residents to enjoy the library services virtually on the gpld.org or via drive-up service.
In-person service allows patrons to browse collections, check out materials, reserve a study room (reservations recommended; limit of four people to a room), do homework, use a computer (available on a first-come, first-served basis), read or catch up on work.
Building and drive-up hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
“For your safety, we will require masks throughout your stay, reduce building capacity to allow for social distancing, increase our building cleaning and disinfection schedule, and provide hand sanitizer throughout the Library for your convenience,” official said.
“We continue to closely monitor local, state, and national responses and follow the recommendations put forth by Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” officials said.
What’s Required For Library Visits
- Stay home if you’re sick.
- Keep your visit brief.
- Wear a face mask/covering at all times. We have masks available if you need one.
- If you cannot or do not want to wear a mask when visiting the Library, feel free to place holds and pick up materials via our drive-up service.
- Maintain social distancing. Stand 6 feet apart.)
- Limit of four people per table or study room.
- Covered drinks are allowed in the Library. Please put your mask back on after taking a sip.
- Wash/sanitize hands often.
- Children 7 and under must be supervised and accompanied by an adult at all times.
Here are links to Kane County library districts, as posted on the “Communities” page of the Kane County website.
- Algonquin Area Public Library
- Aurora Public Library
- Barrington Area Library
- Bartlett Public Library
- Batavia Public Library
- Big Rock Public Library
- Elgin Community College Library
- Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library
- Fox River Valley Libraries
- Gail Borden Public Library
- Geneva Public Library
- Huntley Area Public Library
- Kane County Law Library
- Kaneville Public Library
- Maple Park Public Library
- Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
- Oswego Public Library
- St. Charles Public Library
- Sugar Grove Public Library
- Town & Country Public Library District
- Waubonsee Community College Library