Robert W. Rowe library

There will be a change in the library hours starting Dec. 1 through May 1. The library will be closing at 6:00pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

We do ask that everyone please wear a mask and use hand sanitizer before you come into the library. Our utmost priority is keeping our patrons and staff safe and healthy and our library open to all.

The Robert W. Rowe Public Library has cancelled all in-person  programming for the rest of the year 2020 amid Covid-19 Coronavirus anxiety, but our library will remain open unless our Governor orders us to shelter in place once again.

The library will, however, maintain regular hours and take extra precautions as part of their efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus without eliminating a resource that thousands rely on across our community. We are doing this by asking that all patrons who enter the library to wear a mask and please use hand sanitizer provided as you enter the library.

 We are striving to remain a safe space for people. We know our community members rely on the library for access to the Internet and access to information and books that is needed more than ever and we’re going to provide it as best we can.

In addition to increasing the frequency of disinfecting and cleaning our facilities, we have also removed toys from the children’s spaces and have limited seating areas, as well as limiting computer use to 2 public computers.

To prepare for a decrease of in-person visits and for those hesitant to venture into public spaces, we still want to remind everyone that we have our digitally accessible content like EBooks and we are offering many programs virtually using the application, Zoom. We are also going to be offering more Grab and Go Take Home Crafts for all ages. . 

We want to encourage people to call the library at 815-496-2031 if they are not comfortable coming to the library. We want them to know we are doing our best to accommodate and answer questions and provide all the services we can while still maintaining safety for our staff. Please continue to watch our webpage and our Library Facebook page and Instagram account for updates and upcoming virtual programs.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Pease call 815-496-2031 for more information.

Books are to be returned by the outside book drop. These items will be quarantined for 7 days and will remain on your account.
Filling and receiving holds make take longer due to a mandated quarantine for your safety.                                                                 

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Mon. Thurs. & Fri – 10:00am-5:00pm

Tues. – 10:00am-8:00pm

Wed. – 1:00-8:00pm

Sat. – 9:00am-1:00pm

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