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We are Reopening Monday, October 4th

Library Entrance Requirements:

  • All patrons MUST wear facemasks (children included – 2 years and up).
  • Patrons must adhere to any and all Social Distancing requirements including time restraints, temperature checks and numbers of persons that may enter library at one time.
  • There will be no more than 20 patrons allowed in the Library at one given time. As one patron leaves another will gain access for entry.
  • One person at a time in the washroom.
  • For patrons’ convenience, hand-sanitizer stations are positioned between public washrooms, at the Adult Services Area Entrance, and the Youth Services Area Entrance.
  • Water fountains at this time are not available.
  • An adult must accompany all children under the age of 14 years of age.
  • Meeting/Study Rooms are not available at this time of re-opening, but will be in the future.
  • Patrons should take care of what is needed in the library, and then make room for another patron to gain entry.

You can [In- Person]

  • Access to the public computers are only for the pre-set computer times on one ticket.
  • Browse the shelves.
  • Check out library materials.
  • Print, copy, scan and fax.
  • Ask staff for in-person assistance finding materials or other resources.
  • Apply for or renew your library card.
  • Pay any library fines.
  • Can participate in any future in-house programs.

Services still available:   [Virtual Services]

  • Contactless pickup via Curbside Pickup [Mon. – Fri. 9:00 am to 2:00pm].
  • Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks.
  • Virtual Programming and Offerings.
  • Homework Help via the Library Chat or on the Telephone.
  • Asking library staff for assistance via phone, email or Chat.

Library Hours:

Monday through Saturday [9am – 6pm]

 

Specifications of what is allowed on Days Open

 

Monday through Friday [9:00am – to – 2:00 pm]

  • Curbside Pickups and Library In-Person Appointments Only.
  • To make an appointment call [708-849-2385 ext. 3, Circulation].
  • Appointments are for 30 minute, 1 hour and 2-hour time slots.
  • Only 20 patrons are allowed inside at any one given time period.
  • Patrons waiting for entry must remain outside the library.

 

Monday through Friday [2:00 pm – to – 6:00 pm]

  • No Curbside Pickups.
  • No Appointments Needed.
  • Only 20 patrons are allowed inside at any one given time period.
  • Patrons waiting for entry must remain outside the library.

 

 

Saturdays – all day [9:00 am – 6:00 pm]

  • No Curbside Pickups.
  • No Appointments Needed.
  • Only 20 patrons are allowed inside at any one given time period.
  • Patrons waiting for entry must remain outside the library.

 

[Note:  All is subject to change per the Board’s discretion. Please check with the library website for any updates]

Summer Reading

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COVID-19 Testing Sites in Illinois

This is not a comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously being added as information is provided. Some locations have asked not to be named.

* Note:  Mileage estimated from the Dolton, IL area

Christian Community Health Center
901 East. Sibley Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Hours:10:00am-3:00pm
Days of Operation: Tuesday-Thursday
Requirements: Appointment required.
COVID Hotline:773-233-4100
Languages Offered: Spanish and language line
0.3 miles away

 

TCA Health, Inc.
1029 E. 130th St.
Chicago, IL 60628
Hours:10:00am-1:00pm
Days of Operation: Monday-Friday
Requirements: Appointment required. Testing available to fq patients only. Must be referred by FQ provider.
COVID Hotline:773-995-6300
Languages Offered: English and Spanish
tcahealth.org
2.71 miles away

 

Family Christian Health Center
31 W 155th Street
Harvey, IL 60426
Hours:10:00am – 12:00pm
Days of Operation: Monday – Friday
Requirements: Appointment required. Televisit required prior to visit.
3.6 miles away

 

U Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital
1 Ingalls Drive
Harvey, IL 60426
Hours:8:00am-3:30pm
Days of Operation: Monday-Friday
Requirements: Testing by appointment; call for screening and to schedule
COVID Hotline:708-915-2683
3.7 miles away

 

Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness, Inc.
15420 Dixie Highway
Harvey, IL 60426
Hours:8:30am – 4:30pm
Days of Operation: Wednesday – Thursday
Requirements: Appointment required. Must meet testing criteria established by IDPH. Capacity is limited.
COVID Hotline:877-692-8686
Languages Offered: English and Spanish and Language Line
auntmarthas.org
4.27 miles away

 

IDPH Markham Drive-through
3824 W 159th Pl
Markham, IL 60428
Hours:8:00am – 4:00pm
Days of Operation: Daily
Requirements: No appointment required. Capacity is limited. Hours of operation subject to change on a daily basis, based on available equipment and throughput.
COVID Hotline:1-800-889-3931
http://dph.illinois.gov/testing
6.47 miles away

 

Christian Community Health Center
9718 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60628
Hours:10:00am-3:00pm
Days of Operation: Tuesday-Thursday
Requirements: Appointment required.
COVID Hotline:773-233-4100
Languages Offered: English and Spanish
7.24 miles away

 

Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness, Inc.
500 Dixie Highway
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Hours:8:30am – 4:30pm
Days of Operation: Monday/Tuesday/Friday
Requirements: Appointment required. Must meet testing criteria established by IDPH. Capacity is limited.
COVID Hotline:877-692-8686
Languages Offered: English and Spanish and Language Line
auntmarthas.org
7.48 miles away

 

Chicago Family Health Center
9119 S. Exchange
Chicago, IL 60617
Hours:9:00am – 4:00pm
Days of Operation: Monday – Friday
Requirements: Appointment preferred.
COVID Hotline:773-768-5001
7.81 miles away

 

Physicians Immediate Care – Alsip
4800 W. 129th Street
Alsip, IL 60803
Hours:8:00AM – 4:30PM
Days of Operation: Monday – Friday
Requirements: Curbside exam to determine if testing is appropriate; capacity may be limited
COVID Hotline:312-767-0400
Languages Offered: English and Spanish
physiciansimmediatecare.com
8.13 miles away

 

TCA Health, Inc.
8425 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60619
Hours:10:00am-1:00pm
Days of Operation: Monday-Friday
Requirements: Appointment required. Testing available to fq patients only. Must be referred by FQ provider.
COVID Hotline:773-995-6300
Languages Offered: English and Spanish
tcahealth.org
8.42 miles away

Early Literacy and Children’s Activity Calendars

Looking for some new activities to keep your younger ones entertained? Here are a few calendars with daily ideas.