The Hinsdale Public Library joins our community in monitoring and working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The health and safety of our staff, program participants, and visitors is always a priority.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), have both stated there is no need to cancel school or social events at this time. The CDC also notes the immediate health and exposure risk for the general U.S. population is low.
At this time, the Library is evaluating whether or not to hold programs on a case by case basis. (Programs scheduled for the evening of March 12 were canceled.) For updates on Library programs, please visit our Events Page.
The Library is focusing on timely and consistent regular cleaning of surfaces and equipment throughout our building. We have temporarily removed some toys from our Youth Services department.
Bathrooms are stocked with soap and paper towels. Hand sanitizer is available at public desks, and we can provide you with disinfecting cloths if you would like to wipe down a keyboard or other surface before use.
We have asked our staff to stay at home if they are sick, and we ask our patrons to do the same. We serve community members of all ages and ask you to please consider the risk of infection to those with underlying health conditions. If your child is too sick to go to school, they are too sick to come to Library.
The Library is happy to extend loan periods or make other accommodations if a visit to the Library is not advisable for you at this time. For assistance, please call 630.986.1976.
And, don’t forget, you can download or stream digital books, audiobooks, music and movies from home with your Hinsdale Public Library card. To see what’s available, click here.
And, because we’re a library—we always want to promote trusted resources for information. We use the Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov), World Health Organization (www.who.int), and Illinois Department of Public Health (www.dph.illinois.gov).