As the state enters phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s plan to reopen Illinois, our team is working diligently on a reopening plan that will be implemented in phases to roll-out services for the next coming months. For now, our building will remain closed to the public until further notice. We realize these are difficult times. We will continue to provide resources and our collection online. We want to offer our services to the community as soon as we are able, but we want to do it safely and responsibly for both our staff and the community.
Our team is working hard behind the scenes to prepare this plan to bring our space up to the COVID-19 guidelines and create new processes for service and we appreciate your understanding and patience. As soon as we can control and mitigate the risks of opening and determine that it is safe to do so, we will communicate that to everyone in our community.
In the meantime, we will continue to extend due dates, and there will be no fees or charges accrued while we are closed. Book drops will remain locked, so we ask you to keep all materials until the library reopens. All in-person programming, events, and classes remain canceled until further notice. However, we are offering ESL and literacy tutoring, Conversational ESL, Digital Literacy, Health Literacy and GED in Spanish as virtual programming. We will also continue to share information on other online resources and programming through our website and social media platforms.
We will continue to follow the guidance of the Lake County Health Department, Illinois Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and will re-evaluate plans as needed.