Dear Shorewood families,
The Shorewood Public Library is committed to providing excellent library service and curbing the community spread of COVID-19. We are carefully following all established health and safety guidelines for public libraries and regularly consulting the North Shore Health Department for guidance. As a result, the library landscape and services will be different as we enter the 2020-2021 school year. We want to share how the library will serve you and your family in the coming months and make sure your expectations are aligned with what we can offer in these unprecedented times.
First, we want to share some limitations.
- We are encouraging library visits of less than one hour.
- We have significantly reduced seating throughout the library.
- We have spaced and reduced the number of public computers available by over half.
- Computer sessions are a maximum of one hour per day, per person.
- In-person tutoring, collaboration and group project work is strongly discouraged.
- Socializing with non-household members is strongly discouraged.
- We have over 90,000 books and DVDs in our building for check out and access to many, many more through our county-wide library system.
- We offer curbside pickup of materials during all open hours.
- We have digital editions of books, audiobooks, music, movies and graphic novels via two platforms, Hoopla and the WPLC (aka the Libby app.)
- We have limited “take and make,” virtual and in-person programs for preschoolers through teens. Check out our event calendar regularly for details.
- You can access age-appropriate articles for school agers, teens and adults plus databases through our webpage.