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Midlothian Public Library is seeking proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants to serve as auditor with respect to its annual financial reporting requirements. For details, please read our Request for Proposals: https://www.midlothianlibrary.org/sitemedia/PDF/Proposals/MidlothianLibraryRFPforAuditor.pdf

Dear Library Patrons,

Due to the winter storm, the library will open at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 16. Thank you for your patience as the roads are cleared for the safety of staff and patrons alike.

Wishing you safety and wellness,

Jennifer Cottrill, Library Director

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Dear Library Patrons,

As Region 10 (Suburban Cook County) has been released from tiered restrictions and is back in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, and as Cook County has reported a decline in cases in the Village of Midlothian over the past 14 days, the library will reopen for limited in-building service tomorrow, February 4, at 9:00 AM.

Here is how you can access our services:

  • Public access to the building by advance appointment or by calling us from the parking lot. 
  • Appointments available at all hours of regular operation(at 15-minute intervals).
  • 1 hour of in-building access per patron per dayfor all activities.
  • Available services:browsing and checkouts, computers, fax/scan/copy/print, library card applications, and study table use.
  • No more than 7 patronswill be admitted to the building at one time. Patrons without appointments who call from the parking lot will be admitted as space is available.
  • Curbside and homebound deliveryof checked-out materials will continue. Please enter the building for fax, scan, copy, and print services.
  • Face coveringswill be required, and children under 12must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.

If you have questions about how we can serve you at this time, please call us at 708-535-2027.

Wishing you safety and wellness,

Jennifer Cottrill, Library Director

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Dear Library Patrons,

A few weeks ago we rolled out a new eMagazine platform called Flipster, and this week we are thrilled to announce that the Media On Demand consortium to which we belong is now offering EVEN MORE eMagazines through Libby by OverDrive.

To access, click HERE, or via our website, www.midlothianlibrary.org, go to DIGITAL LIBRARY > E-MEDIA > Media On Demand Magazines. Or download the free Libby or OverDrive app from wherever you get your apps. Login using your library card number and PIN.

Don't have a library card? Go to the upper right-hand corner of our website and click CARD SIGNUP to get a temporary card number you can use immediately for eMagazines, eBooks, and other digital materials. After that, staff will contact you to turn your temporary card into a permanent one.

Forgot your PIN? Go to www.midlothianlibrary.org/reopening and click Resetting Your PIN. Or call us during business hours at (708) 535-2027, and staff can reset it for you.

Also, don't forget that we're open for curbside pickup of library materials and curbside copying, faxing, scanning, and printing service. Call us for more info...and stay tuned for our upcoming announcement of when we will reopen for in-building service!

Wishing you safety and wellness,

Jennifer Cottrill, Library Director

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Dear Library Patrons,

At present, the library continues to provide service in curbside and homebound-delivery mode only. However, now that our Suburban Cook County region has re-entered Tier 1 mitigations, you may be wondering when the library will reopen our building to the public. On January 19, the Midlothian Public Library Board of Trustees made the decision that the library will reopen for limited in-buidling services when:

  • The Suburban Cook County region maintains the criteria for Tier 1 or Tier 2 mitigations for a period of 2 weeks, AND
  • Midlothian has had a flat or negative change in new confirmed cases for a period of 2 weeks.

Because Cook County updates its numbers for the municipalities every Wednesday, the earliest we will reopen to patrons is Thursday, February 4. If we do not reopen February 4, we will proceed on a week-to-week basis, checking the numbers every Wednesday.

When the library reopens, we will provide services in the following manner:

  • Public access to the building by advance appointment or by calling the library from the parking lot. 
  • Appointments available at all hours of regular operation (at 15-minute intervals).
  • 1 hour of in-building access per patron per day for all activities (browsing and checkout, computers, fax/scan/copy/print, library card applications, and study table use).
  • No more than 7 patrons will be admitted to the building at one time. Patrons without appointments who call from the parking lot will be admitted as space is available.
  • Curbside and homebound delivery of checked-out materials will continue. Please enter the building for fax, scan, copy, and print services.

When we are ready to reopen, we will send out an announcement via our e-newsletter, social media, and post it on our website. Also, feel free to call to check in for the latest updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to keep our community as safe as possible.

Wishing you safety and wellness,

Jennifer Cottrill, Library Director

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