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Library Services Update – August 18, 2021
Grab & Go Service Continues
We will continue to ask visitors to limit their time in the building to one hour per day.  Listed below is current information regarding library services:
Library Hours:
          9 AM to 8 PM, Monday through Thursday
          9 AM to 5 PM, Friday & Saturday
Face covering and social distancing guidelines:
  • We will continue to ask all visitors over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, to wear an appropriate face covering and maintain social distance. This is due to the increase in COVID cases in McHenry County and for the safety of our patrons under the age of 12.
  • If you are unable to wear a mask, please contact the Circulation Desk at 815-678-4014 for assistance.
Computer Use is limited to one hour per day.  However, the library wifi is available 24/7 and the signal in the parking lot is very good.  No password is required. 
Overdue Fines:  Effective September 1, 2021, we will resume assessing and collecting overdue fines.
Meeting Rooms will remain closed.  We have put out some soft seating so people can sit by themselves while maintaining social distance.
Programming:  We will not conduct in-person programming, however Youth Services will resume virtual Story Hours in September.  Please check our Facebook page for more information.


Please Note:  All services are evaluated on a monthly basis and will resume when it is deemed safe to do so. 

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5418 Hill Rd.
Richmond, IL 60071

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday
9:00am – 8:00pm

Friday & Saturday
9:00am – 5:00pm

FAX: 815-678-4484