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A Note from Lincoln Park Library

A little update on what to know about visiting Lincoln Park Library.

Public services hours at the Lincoln Park Branch will continue as follows through January 31:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 to 7 p.m.

  • Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

COVID-19 specifics are as follows:

  • Our patron capacity limit is 25 persons at a time, and seating capacity is reduced. Face masks are required for ages 3 and up. We strongly suggest that you limit your visits to 1 hour maximum.

  • A reduced number of public computers are available for use. Socially distanced computer assistance (6 feet apart) is available for a maximum of 10 minutes.

  • In-person reference assistance through the plexiglass screen at the Circulation Desk is limited to 10 minutes.

  • Library cash operations are currently suspended, so patrons are currently allowed to print up to 25 free pages per day.

  • For answers to frequently asked questions about the Library's COVID-19 Response, please click here.

  • For questions specific to the Lincoln Park Branch, please call us during our public service hours at (312) 744-1926. You will receive faster service by phone than by email.

Online Services

We encourage all of you to continue placing Holds on library materials and coming in for pickup, and to try using some of the online resources. To access eBooks and Online Resources, please log in to the Library's website with your library card number and PIN, which is usually your zip code.

Online Programming for Adults

Our regular adult programs continue to take place on Zoom.

Book Clubs

In January, the Adult Contemporary Book Club, Adult Mystery Book Club, and Adult Classic Book Club will meet. Very limited space is still available. Copies of all discussion books are available for checkout at Lincoln Park's Circulation Desk.

Thursday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Knitting Circle

The winter season of our Knitting Circle will run on Tuesday evenings from January 12 through March 30. Knitters are invited to bring their current projects and knit together on Zoom. Sessions take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Individual registration links for each January date include:

Jump-Start Your 2021 Financial Planning

Make a resolution to stay financially focused and meet your short and long-term financial goals in 2021. The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA), a Money Smart partner, will present a workshop focusing on practical financial planning strategies.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, January 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. To register, please click here.

Blood Drive with Versiti Blood Center of Illinois

On Tuesday, January 19, the Lincoln Park Branch will host a blood drive with Versiti Blood Center of Illinois from 12 to 4 p.m. The blood drive will take place in a mobile bus parked along the south side of Fullerton Avenue, directly across the street from the Lincoln Park Branch. To register for the drive, or to learn more, please click here.

Online Programming for Children

Our popular Mother Goose on the Loose Story Times for young children will resume in January. Sessions will take place on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Please click the links below to register for each individual session:

Grab-N-Go Kits

Grab-N-Go craft kits for children are available! These are designed for a variety of ages, from preschool on up. Generally, there are 2 to 3 crafts at a time to choose from. Supplies of each kit are limited, and they are on a first come, first served basis.

In Summary...

The health and safety of patrons and staff continues to be the Library's priority. Thank you for following guidelines, and for your patience and flexibility as we move through this time together. We hope you are doing well, and we are happy to be able to serve you.



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