Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates

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As a safety precaution, Dolton Public Library District is closed to the internal facilities, although beginning Monday, July 13, 2020 the library will have Curbside Pickup available from 10:00 am to 12 noon and 3:00pm to 5:00pm (Monday through Saturcay). Place a hold on an item via your SWAN App or a call into the library ahead of time. Once you have been notified by the library that they have your item ready and on hold for you, then you can pick the item up via Curbside Pickup.

Curbside Pickup Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10am to 12noon and 3pm to 5pm
Please follow the signage and after arrival text the Curbside Number to alert the library: 708-840-0705

Book Return
The book return is open for returns Monday through Saturday 9am to 5:30pm

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is evolving daily, and due to the State-Mandated order of all public and private schools to close, public libraries are also closing, to help mitigate risks and do their part to prevent the spread of this virus. Thinking of the public is first in situations like this, is the most important.


Please keep posted to our Library Website as to when we will re-open

Until further notice, all library programs and meetings have been cancelled. We apologize for this inconvenience. Wishing all to be healthy & safe.

2 New Virtual Classes

We are offering 2 new virual activities: Virtual Line Dancing and Virtual Zumba Gold Fitness

Zumba classes are every Friday at 5pm

Virtual Line Dancing is Thursdays at 6pm.

Please call 708.849.2385 to register and leave your full name and contact info. DPLD Library Card Required for Registration.

Easy Online Application for home Internet

Go to the following website to apply:

$10 per month FREE INSTALLATION Access from AT&T is a program to provide low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households with at least 1 resident who participates in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with an address in AT&T’s 21-state service area at which AT&T offers wireline home Internet service.


Online Census Efforts

Libraries are trusted messengers, and up until recently, were playing a big role in sharing information about the census to our patrons. Now that most libraries are closed due to COVID-19, we are moving our census messaging efforts online.

You can also find Census FAQs on who to count and links to how patrons can respond by phone in other languages or read translated web pages from the Census Bureau. For information on services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, call the TDD number at 844.467.2020. For questions about responding to the 2020 Census, call 844.330.2020, from 6 a.m.–noon.

Complete the Census Online Now 
Census reminder letters began arriving in mailboxes during the past two weeks. This the first year residents can complete the census online. Online completion is encouraged because it eliminates the need for door-to-door follow-up in May. If you did not receive your letter to fill out the census, no worries – just go to, enter your address, and start. The process is easy and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Helpful Census Toolkits
Public Narrative has created/provided some helpful tools to raise awareness of the census and help reach hard-to-count populations. Utilize and share the resources below!

What is the Census? PSA

The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. This will mark the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online.

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We’ve undergone renovations

Aside from our new website, the library has undergone extensive remodeling and we have an entirely new look which was featured in this year’s architectural issue of The Library Journal (2019). Check out some of the photos below.

If you need accommodations for a disability…

The Dolton Public Library is subject to the requirements of The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Anyone who plans to attend a program and needs special accommodations, or has a question regarding library accessibility, may phone the Business Office at (708) 849-2385 at least 7 working days prior to the event. If you need accommodations for a disability, phone the business office (708) 849-2385 at least 7 days prior to the event.Read More News Items

Automatic Renewals are here! Your materials will be automatically renewed for 2 weeks if there are not any holds on them.

Effective, Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 for Dolton Library Patrons, Adult Library Cards will be the only cards that can check out any type of audio/video library items. Adults are considered 18 years of age and older and the adult must be the person conducting the checkout. Audio/Video library materials include DVDs, Tapes, Records, Electronic Games, etc. Also note that the limit is 4 (four) of these type of items that can be checked out in the SWAN Library Consortium at any one given time. The SWAN Library Consortium are all the South Suburban Libraries.

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