LIBRARY PHONE #

WATSEKA PUBLIC LIBRARY PHONE NUMBER is (815) 432-4544

It may appear on your Caller ID as an Incoming call from

815 624 3027 ROCKTON, IL

815 624 3028 ROCKTON, IL

815 624 3029 ROCKTON, IL

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How to Access the Library in November and December!

The Watseka Public Library is still open.  Beginning November 23rd patron access to the library will be limited.  The library will continue to offer a combination of delivery and pick up options for all patrons via phone and internet. We anticipate these measures remaining in effect through January 9th. We will continue to update information on Facebook and http://www.watsekapubliclibrary.org. You can also call 815 432-4544.

FOR PATRONS WITH COMPUTER ACCESS

THE LIBRARY IS STILL OPEN FOR BORROWING BOOKS AND MOVIES, Four options are available:

  1. Appointment
  2. Curbside
  3. Contactless Door Delivery
  4. Online access to Libby and Tumblebooks for E-readers and audiobooks

APPOINTMENT:

  1. Email the library at watsekacirc@gmail.com when you would like to come in during normal library hours:

Monday- Friday 9:00-6:00

Saturday 9:00 – 1:00

  1. The library will email you back questions for you to answer before you arrive and confirm your appointment time. 
  2. An appointment is REQUIRED for faxing or copying.

CURBSIDE:

  1. Email the library at watsekacirc@gmail.com when you would like to come in during normal library hours 

Monday – Friday 9:00 – 6:00 

Saturday 9:00- 1:00

  1. The library will email you back when your items are ready
  2. Call the library when you arrive for your items.

CONTACTLESS DOOR DELIVERY:

From the Website  www.watsekapubliclibrary.org

  1. Access the online catalog
  2. You can currently place a hold for any book in the library system. In the event of a shut down you will NOT be able to place a hold, but you will be able to check items available at our library and order them via phone for curbside pick up
  1. Renew books that are not overdue
  2. Email the library at watsekacirc@gmail.com a time for us to deliver to you.
    1. Delivery hours are 9-3 Monday or Wednesdays
    2. We will confirm delivery time and date via email

Like us on Facebook: Watseka Public Library

Links to new website items appear on Facebook be sure to like our page on Facebook

If you know of anyone without computer access, please relay the following information:

FOR PATRONS WITHOUT COMPUTER ACCESS

As restrictions tighten throughout the state, the Watseka Public Library wants to make sure that you can access reading materials from the library.

THE LIBRARY IS STILL OPEN FOR BORROWING BOOKS AND MOVIES, 3 options are available:

  1. Appointment
  2. Curbside
  3. Contactless Door Delivery

APPOINTMENT:

  1. Call the Library at 815-432-4544
  2. Answer screening questions
  3. Set up a time to come in during normal library hours
  4. An appointment is REQUIRED for faxing or copying.

CURBSIDE:

  1. Call the library during regular business hours:

Monday-Friday 9-6

Saturday 9-1

  1. Request a book or books
  2. Let us know what times work for you to pick up curbside.
  3. If you do not have a cell phone
    1. you can let us know when you are on your way 
    2. OR ring the doorbell on the south side of the building

CONTACTLESS DOOR DELIVERY:

  1. Call the library during regular business hours:

Monday-Friday 9-6

Saturday 9-1

  1. Request a book or books
  2. Let us know what times work for you for delivery during the hours of 

Monday OR Wednesday 9:00-3:00

  1. We will deliver at your requested time

400th Anniversary of The Mayflower’s Arrival

400 years ago two small ships, Speedwell and Mayflower, set sail from England with passengers hoping to forge a new life in America. Because they would be transplanting themselves in a new land, they were called Pilgrims. However, after setting sail 3 times, the Speedwell, which continually filled with water, was left behind, causing its passengers to crowd onto Mayflower…now filled with 102 Pilgrims, some domesticated animals, two dogs, plus, the ship’s Captain and crew of about 30. Because of the 3 failed sailings, it’s September and at least two months of sailing needed to cross the sea, still ahead!

In the Atlantic, the small ship encountered rough, stormy weather, causing much seasickness, with only brief minutes of fresh air daily! Imagine the terrible smell below deck! During the crossing one person perished, but a baby, Oceanus, was born.

Please take a look at our Mayflower-Pilgrim display at the library.

And check out one of these featured books!

Former Watseka Principal, Roger Eddy Releases a New Book

“Roger Eddy, is a retired school superintendent, Executive Director of the Illinois Association of School Boards and five term State Representative. He worked over 35 years in education, government and currently mentors new teachers and has began substitute teaching as a retired educator.”

Now available at the Watseka Public Library.

Pilgrim Trivia – November 2020

Enter to win a surprise prize!

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