UPDATE about the library closure through March 31st. We will miss you.

The Watseka Public Library is doing its part to keep all of our patrons and staff healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak. It is with regret that we are announcing this closing. Here is everything you need to know. Please know that we will continue to update our website and look forward to re-opening as soon as we can.

The GOOD NEWS! You can still download e-books and audiobooks to your phone, tablet, computer, or e-reader using the LIBBY app! To access this service you will need two things. #1 you will need the numbers beneath your barcode on your library card. #2 you will need a pin number. Unless you have changed the number, your pin number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used when you registered for your library card. If you are not able to access your account please email Rose at watsekadirector@gmail.com Rose is able to make changes to your account remotely, however please be patient as she will not be monitoring her email 24/7. Here is the link to get the app https://www.overdrive.com/ Please keep reading! Stay occupied! There are additional directions in the link below on using the app: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T9Oo1AIW2ieH0WX0R88BtY8CL1HoMigWVrtSswNAByM/edit PLEASE NOTE, if you or anyone in your household has overdue materials from the library you will not be able to check out on the Libby App. Because the library will be closed we will not be checking in books at the library. (someone will be emptying the drop box) Please email Rose if you need to renew materials and she will be able to help you remotely. watsekadirector@gmail.com

Additional GOOD NEWS! The library is currently compiling a resource guide of online activities for you and your children to enjoy! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ux-zi9aRuJ3tE8NOtcmmAVzbvogdn5sG_oiax3U6vrs/edit

Steps we are taking:

We are extending all due dates through May 1st, for all materials that are currently out.

For those of you that use the SHARE on-line catologue, we will not be getting books from other libraries until May. We are also cancelling all incoming items from other libraries until May. You will need to reorder these items in May. You will be able to place holds on books from our library for pick up when the library re-opens.

The Watseka Public Library board meeting will proceed as scheduled on Monday March 23rd, however, we will not be able to open the library to the public. We encourage you to take advantage of our online resources and if you are not able to access these resources, please email Rose at watsekadirector@gmail.com and she will try to help you remotely to clear any blocks on your account.

Please stay healthy and call your relatives and neighbors, especially the elderly people who may feel exceptionally isolated during this time.

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles Schulz

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