SERVICE UPDATES

Please read the most recent date for current information.

September 21, 2020 Update

Masks are required for everyone 2 years of age and older. They must cover your nose and mouth and be worn during your visit to the library. If you or your child are unable to wear a mask due a medical condition, contact 847-459-4100, ext. 3, so we may help you get the material you want.


August 31, 2020 Update

Welcome to Grayslake and Palatine libraries for joining our consortium. These libraries will now appear as options when searching for material in the catalog.


July  28, 2020 Update

Summer Library Adventure Prize Pick-Up Update
Participants will receive a call or email when their prize books are ready to be picked up. Book availability is different for youth and high school/adult books.

Birth-Grade 8: Pick up your book at the drive-up window or the Youth Services Desk.

High School and Adult: Pick up your book at the drive-up window or the Holds area on the first floor.


July  27, 2020 Update

Limited computer access available; in-house printing and copying returns. Learn more.


July  21, 2020 Update

Beginning July 21, the library is extending quarantine for returned items to four days, based on results of a new study. 


July  13, 2020 Update

Beginning July 21, interlibrary loan and borrowing from other CCS libraries will resume.


July  9, 2020 Update

A limited number of computers will be available in the library beginning July 27. Time will limited to one hour per member, per day and reservations will be required. More information will be posted closer to the date. 


July 3, 2020 Update

The main library will reopen Monday, July 6, at 9 am for limited services. Regular hours will be: Monday-Friday, 9 am-9 pm; Saturday, 9 am-5 pm; and Sunday 12-5 pm. A complete list of services is listed here.

Limited computer use will not be available until July 27 (tentative). Masks are required while visiting the library, and members are asked to social distance. Numerous hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the building. 

Wheeling Township Food Pantry
July 6-31
The library is helping restock the shelves of the Wheeling Township Food Pantry, which have been heavily accessed due to the economic downturn during the pandemic. Boxes will be available in the vestibule for dropping off unexpired, nonperishable food items.  


June 24, 2020 Update

ITPLD library cardholders can place holds on material for pick up at the drive-up window. You will be contacted by phone when your holds are ready to be picked up – usually within 2 days. 

Drive-up window hours:
Monday-Friday, 9am-9 pm; Saturday, 9 am-5 pm; Sunday 12-5 pm

Returning material
Material can be returned at anytime through one of the outside book drops. All material returned goes into quarantine for 3 days, before being checked in. This means it will take at least 3 days for the material to appear as checked in on your account.


June 2, 2020 Update

The library is preparing to reopen for drive-up service. Staff began calling members who had items that were on hold when we closed  to see if they still wished to have the items. Those who do wish to check out these items can use the drive-up window.

ITPLD library cardholders can now place holds on material, which will be pulled and set aside for pick up. You will be contacted by phone when their holds are ready to be picked up – usually within 2 days. No material can be picked up inside the building yet.

Hours for the drive-up window are 
June 8-12: Monday-Friday, 9 am-9 pm
Starting June15: Monday-Friday, 9am-9 pm; Saturday, 9 am-5 pm; Sunday 12-5 pm

There is no set date when the building will reopen, although staff have begun planning for a phased reopening, depending on health recommendations.

Material may be returned to the library through the book slots in the building at any time.


May 8, 2020 Update
The due date for all materials has been extended to July 1.


April 28, 2020 Update

The library building will remain closed through May 31 per the governor’s mandate, however staff are beginning to plan for reopening. 


April 28, 2020 Update

Ancestry extends remote access with library card through May 31.


April 16, 2020 Update

Watch virtual storytimes, craft programs and more on YouTube.


April 6, 2020 Update

Chat is now live! Text a librarian, Monday-Saturday, 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, 12-5 pm using the chat box in the lower right corner of the website.


April 3, 2020 Update

All onsite programs are canceled through May 31. Due to the uncertainty of the health situation, the library has canceled all onsite, face-to-face programs through May 31. Members who registered for May programs will be notified. Staff are working to schedule online programs. Events will be posted on the calendar as they are scheduled. 


March 31, 2020 Update

The library and branch will be closed through April 30.

Virtual meet-up for fiber arts crafters. Join us via Zoom to stitch and chat with other fiber artists in the community, Wednesday, April 1, 1-3 pm. Access here.


March 30, 2020 Update

Don’t have a library card? Register online and get access to e-material.

Due to the uncertainty of the current health situation, the library is suspending meeting room rentals until further notice. We are unable to respond to any rental inquiries at this time. Please check here for updates.


March 27, 2020 Update

Ancestry offers remote access with library card during shutdown.

Due dates have been extended to June 2 during the library shutdown. Material returned while the library is closed will be checked in when staff return to the building.

Kids restless at home? Try one of these ideas. Learn more


March 24, 2020 Update

Three virtual meet-ups scheduled for fiber arts crafters. Join us via Zoom to stitch and chat with other fiber artists in the community. First meet-up is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 6-8 pm. Access here.


March 23, 2020 Update

All April library programs are canceled. We understand the disappointment when programs are canceled; staff may reschedule some programs or move them online. Members who registered with an email will be notified.


March 20, 2020 Update

The main library and branch will remain closed through Tuesday, April 7, as part of Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order related to COVID-19 (Executive Order 2020-10). Read FAQs about the order. Please note, this date may extended depending on the health situation.

Library programs through April 7 are canceled. Additional programs may be canceled. We understand the disappointment when programs are canceled, so staff will attempt to reschedule programs at a later date. Members who registered with an email will be notified.


March 17, 2020 Update

The library is a polling place and is open today March 17, 6 am-7 pm, for voting. Please enter on the south side of the building, just west of the parking lot and facing the park.

Access free Wi-Fi near ITPLD, other libraries, local schools
Click on this link to learn more.

Access free Xfinity Wi-Fi Hotspots
Click on this link to learn more.


March 16, 2020 Update

As a health precaution, the main library, Branch and drive-up window are closed March 17- 29. Online services are still available. Click on this link to discover our Library>On>The>Go resources.

The library is a polling place and will be open, Tuesday, March 17, 6 am-7 pm, for voting. Please enter on the south side of the building, just west of the parking lot and facing the park.

Kanopy digital streaming offers special credit-free viewing
You can download even more content. This content doesn’t count against a member’s check-out quantity. Click on this link to discover Credit-Free Viewing.

Hoopla digital streaming increases per member checkouts to 25 titles
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by ITPLD that allows members to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. Click on this link to learn more.

School District 21 offers free breakfast and lunch
Between March 16-20, School District 21 will offer free breakfast and lunch to children 18 and younger. They will have a truck in the library parking lot and will handle all the logistics of distribution. The library is one of 13 locations to serve as a meal distribution site.
Hours
March 16: 11:30 am-1:30 pm 
March 17-20: 9:30-11:30 am
 
For additional food resources, click on this link.
 
Updates posted on the website and social media
facebook: @indiantrailslibrary
google: Search Indian Trails Library District
twitter: @IndianTrailsLib

March 15, 2020 Update

The main library will be open as a polling place Tuesday, March 17, 6 am-7 pm. No other areas of the library will be accessible. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist you with any library services if you come to vote. Pick-up of requested materials may be done through the drive-up window through Monday March 16, 5 pm. Thank you.

The library will serve as one of 13 food distribution sites for CCSD21 since schools closed unexpectedly due to the Conoravirus. Click on this link to learn more here.


March 14, 2020 Update

The library and the branch will close to public entry, effective March 14-29. All programs  canceled through March 31.
To encourage social distancing and slow the spread of the Coronavirus, the library is following national and local health directives and closing its main library and branch, effective March 14-29 to public entry.

Staff will be available beginning March 16,  9 am-5 pm, during the closure to

  • Retrieve hold material for pick up at the drive-up window
    • Holds will not expire, even if you get an email saying they are expiring.
  • Assist via phone, 847.459.4100
  • Respond to requests via Contact Me on the website or email.

The following services are available with your ITPLD library card

  • Downloadable and streaming services
  • E-resource
  • Auto-renewal of materials
  • Fine-free 

Check the library’s website or social media for updated information.


March 12, 2020 Update

As a health preventative measure, the library is canceling all programs, effective March 12- 31. These safety measures are being taken out of an abundance of caution, not due to any known exposure. The library is expected to remain open. Thank you for understanding.

The library is taking steps to help control the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our facilities team and cleaning services have increased the frequency of surface disinfection throughout the library. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the library. Flyers have been posted in public areas and restrooms reminding everyone to wash their hands several times a day.

We encourage our members to stay home and do not visit the library if exhibiting signs of the flu or if you are not feeling well. Practice regular prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes.

Library staff are monitoring the local news of the COVID-19 and are preparing a response plan, including modifying services, to be implemented as needed. We follow the guidance of the Cook County Health Department, Illinois Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here are sources of reliable information.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Illinois Department of Public Health

Cook County Health Department


Village of Buffalo Grove

City of Prospect Heights

Village of Wheeling

Wheeling Park District

Questions regarding COVID-19 should be directed to

Illinois Department of Public Health: 1-800-889-3931, email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV

Cook County Department of Public Health: 708-633-4000