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Dear Library Patrons,

This year, the library's hours of curbside service operations during the weeks of the holidays will be:

  • Monday, Dec. 21 - Wednesday, Dec. 23: OPEN 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, Dec. 24 - Saturday, Dec. 26: CLOSED
  • Monday, Dec. 28 - Wednesday, Dec. 30: OPEN 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, Dec. 31 - Saturday, Jan. 2: CLOSED

On Monday, January 4, 2021 we will resume our normal hours for curbside service:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Don't forget, in addition to checkout of library materials via curbside pickup and homebound delivery, we are offering curbside print, fax, scan, copy, and library card application service. Call us at (708) 535-2027 with any questions regarding how we can serve you at this time!

Wishing you safety and wellness and a peaceful holiday season...

Jennifer Cottrill, Library Director

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Dear Library Patrons,

We wish we could gather with you in person right now, but since we can't, we're offering the next best thing--holiday programs for adults via Zoom!

'Twas the Night Before Christmas: American Christmas Traditions Thursday, December 10, 7:00-8:00 PM

Educational entertainer and actress Martina Mathisen will run this sleigh ride. She will elaborate on some of those jolly ol' traditions like: How did Saint Nicholas become Santa? Why are there Poinsettia's everywhere? Why do we light our Christmas Trees? This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please click HERE to register and to view instructions for joining the Zoom meeting.

Cookie Decorating for Beginners Monday, December 21, 6:30-7:30 PM

In this beginner sugar cookie decorating class we will make fun holiday themed cookies that will wow your friends and family! The live virtual class will focus on how the recipes were prepared and then step-by-step guidance to create a delicious art form you can eat! Please click HERE to register, to view instructions for joining the Zoom meeting, and to get the cookie recipe and supply list!

Don't forget, we're still offering checkout of library materials via curbside pickup and homebound delivery, as well as curbside print, fax, scan, copy, and library card application service. Call us at (708) 535-2027 with any questions regarding how we can serve you at this time!

Wishing you safety and wellness,

Jennifer Cottrill, Library Director

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Dear Library Patrons,

We know that accessing the materials you love to read is harder than ever during the pandemic. That's why we are proud to introduce a new eMagazine platform called Flipster!

To access, click HERE, or via our website, www.midlothianlibrary.org, go to DIGITAL LIBRARY > E-MEDIA > Flipster. There is also a free Flipster mobile app available 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.

We've started small with our collection of eMagazines, trying for a little something for a lot of different interests. If you have a suggestion you'd like to see us add to our eMagazine collection in the future, please feel free to call or email us with that recommendation, and we'll take that into consideration.

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!

Wishing you safety and wellness,

Jennifer Cottrill, Library Director

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Dear Library Patrons,

Due to the surge in coronavirus cases and the governor's recent strong guidance to Illinois residents to stay at home except for all but essential business, Midlothian Public Library will revert to curbside service only effective Monday, November 16.

In contrast with our period of curbside-only service earlier this summer, we will remain operational for our full regular hours. In addition, we will continue to provide the following services in curbside mode:

  • Remote printing via our website and printing from flash drives.
  • Photocopying, faxing, and scanning.

We will handle 10 pages total (for any of the above services) per patron per day. There will be no charge for these services.

In addition, we will process library card applications via curbside, as well as online and by U.S. mail.

If you have any questions regarding how we can continue to serve you while our doors are closed, please feel free to call us during our operational hours at (708) 535-2027, send us an email, or message us through the help button on our website, www.midlothianlibrary.org.

We will monitor public heath advice from the state and the county in order to make the determination regarding when we will reopen our doors to the public.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we all work together to look after the health of ourselves and our neighbors during this trying time.

Jennifer Cottrill, Library Director

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Dear Library Patrons,

In light of the recent surge in coronavirus cases, the state of Illinois today released new guidance urging all residents, for the next three weeks, to "stay home as much as possible, leaving only for necessary and essential activities, such as work that must be performed outside the home, COVID-19 testing, visiting the pharmacy, and buying groceries."

In the interest of keeping our public and our staff as safe as possible, we will be making a few adjustments to our procedures. Effective November 12, will be strictly enforcing a 1-hour per patron per day limit on computer or study table use. In addition, we will reduce our maximum capacity to 8 patrons at a time.

Our doors will be unlocked for our entire regular open hours.

You are encouraged, but not required, to call ahead to make an appointment for a computer or study table.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we all work together to look after the health of ourselves and our neighbors during this trying time.

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