The health of our patrons and employees continues to be top priority. We must work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Board and staff of the Oak Lawn Library will take every precaution to do so.
Though virtual programming and curbside pickup are the best options, on Monday, July 13 , we will open the building to patrons for “grab-and-go” type services. Limiting togetherness and minimizing exposure is key to living with this deadly virus. Patrons will be encouraged to find what they want, then proceed to the self-checkout stations in timely fashion. Guests will be required to wear face-coverings and follow social distancing rules. Appointments must be made to use the Computer Center. Staff members will assist in regulating a safe number of patrons in the Library.
The Library will be open from 10-11am, Monday through Saturday, for seniors and those with existing health conditions. From 11am-7pm, Monday through Thursday, and 11am-5pm, Friday and Saturday, guests are welcome to browse the shelves for a book, movie, or music. Social offerings like meeting rooms and quiet studies, tables and chairs, and in-person programs will not be available for the time being.
If you have items to return, please use the outdoor book drops—remember that there is a drive-thru option on the north side of the building—as it helps us circulate materials through our regulated quarantining process. Please bring identification if you need to register or renew your card. This amenity is also available as part of our curbside services.
Remember that there are still a great number of resources you can use from home. You may download e-books and audiobooks; stream movies, television shows and music; read digital newspapers and magazines; and participate in online classes. Join our Youth Services team members for a variety of online offerings including science programs, book talks, and even music lessons.
There will be a time in the not-so-distant future when we can again gather at the Library. And it will be wonderful. Until then, be sure to wear a mask, keep your distance, and wash your hands. The only way to get through this is together.
All our best,
The OLPL Board of Trustees & Staff
Please read this policy about face coverings and social distancing:
Created by Thomas Javorcic on
Mar 30th, 2020 @ 11:08 AM.
Updated on Aug 1st, 2020 @ 8:36 PM.