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Posted July 3, 2020

Attention Library Patrons:
In response to recent public health recommendations concerning COVID-19, we are not taking material donations at this time, on-site library programs have been cancelled and the Matteson Area Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice. In the meantime we strongly encourage you to use the digital tools the library provides. Find those here!

This safety measure is being taken out of an abundance of caution, not due to any known exposure. We regret any inconvenience this causes. Please check back on our website for any updates.

Good news from SWAN Library Services:
Anyone who had cards that expires between 1/1/20 – 9/7/20 they have been updated to expire September 8 so that patrons can access online materials. They will not expire until then, so do not worry about renewing at this time.

All library checked out items are due June 29. Returns are now being accepted in the silver drop boxes only. Holds are open for Matteson cardholders only, and can only be placed on our materials at this time. Due to the items having to be quarantined we ask for your patience in getting held items to you. The process will take longer than usual.

If you have been unable to access the library’s online resources due to outstanding fines or bills, the blocks to your account(s) have been temporarily lifted so library cardholders can access them at this time.

Also now that fines have been suspended, if you need a temporary library card to access our eResourses you can fill out this form here to receive a free library card. These temporary cards cannot place holds or checkout physical items. If you want physical materials at this time, but do not have a regular library card, call the library and staff will attempt to schedule a time to get one to you.

The 2020 Census deadline has been extended until October 31st. Fill out your Census form online here!

Curbside pickup will start on June 15th. Click here for the details and what to do.

There will not be any tax preparation service at the library. Illinois Taxes are now due on 7/15/2020.

To stay up to date on the latest Information regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus, please visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s website:
Thank you for your assistance in keeping the Library and our community safe.

Take care, stay safe everyone and check back here for updates about the library and follow us on Facebook. Click here to find our Facebook page.

Click her to find the new Youth Services Facebook page. #staysafestayhome


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