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]

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.

Summer Reading Program

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

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: https://accessatt.solixcs.com/#/home

$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 https://my2020census.gov/, 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!

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