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Snow is falling...books are calling
 

Snow is Falling... Books are Calling
Adult Winter Reading Program
January 3 - February 28


Participate in our virtual adult winter reading program! Click here to log in to our READsquared platform, or download the READsquared app. Log in with the same information you used for our summer reading program, or register for the frist time.

Once you get started, you can record any combination of six books you read or adult programs you attend between January 3 and February 28. Everyone who completes the program is automatically entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

     
     
hoopla
 

Download & Stream with hoopla
Our newest digital service offers more than 950,000 movies, music albums, comics, eBooks and eAudiobooks with no holds and no waiting.

  • Supported devices: Android devices, iOS devices, Kindle Fire and FireTV, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, and Roku.

  • Create a hoopla account:
    • Visit hoopladigital.com or download the hoopla app.
    • Provide an email address and create a password.
    • Select Winfield Library as your library.
    • Provide your Winfield Library card number and password. Although it asks for a PIN, what you need is the same password you use to log in to the regular library catalog.
    • After setting up your account, you will log in with the email you entered and password you created.

  • Checkout limits: Unlike the library’s other content platforms, hoopla is a cost-per-use service, with the library paying for each checkout in lieu of a set annual fee. Because of this pricing model, there is a limit of five checkouts per month per library card.

For more details about hoopla, visit our downloadables page.

     
     
Library is now fine free
 

Winfield Library is Now Fine Free!
We are proud to announce we have permanently gone fine free and will no longer charge any fines for materials returned after the due date. Fines can be punitive to the most active and loyal patrons, and they can disproportionately affect lower-income households. Libraries that have gone fine free report that a majority of their items are still returned on time.

Although there remains a cost for lost or damaged library materials, overdue fines have been removed and every library cardholder has a clean slate. We are also continuing to automatically renew items with no pending holds up to two times. You will receive a notice when items are coming due and must be returned.

We are excited to be following the practice of many libraries around the country and removing this potential barrier to library services.

     
Calendar of Events
 

Events Calendar
Winter Events Now Posted

We've upgraded our online events calendar!

If the event is purple, it is for children; if it is blue, it is for adults. On the desktop site, If you see an icon of a person with a plus sign, the event requires registration. On a mobile device, you will see an exclamation point with an orange background. Please read carefully regarding virtual locations. Click here to view library events.

Facebook Events: Facebook.com/WinfieldLib
YouTube Channel: YouTube.com/WinfieldLibrary

   
Book Picks from Librarians
 

Find Your Next Read in Your Email
NextReads is an email service that provides reading suggestions for all ages in more than 23 reading interest categories, including links to Winfield Library’s online catalog. Sign up to get email newsletters featuring new and favorite books in your preferred genres!

     
 
Set up text notifications
 

Text Notification Setup
Winfield Library members can now receive notifications via text. To set this up, please follow the following steps:

  1. Log in to your account at https://winf.agverso.com.
  2. Click the Your Account link at the top of the page and choose Your Profile.
  3. Go to the Cell Phone field and put in your 10-digit phone number without any dashes, spaces, or other characters.
  4. Choose your Mobile Provider from the list provided.
  5. Select SMS for your Notification Preference and/or your Reserve Notification Preference.
  6. Click Save.

We hope this makes your library experience easier and more convenient!

     
Meeting Room
 

Meeting Room Closed
Although the library itself is now reopen on both levels, the meeting room is closed until further notice. The room is currently housing the extra shelving and furniture from our recent changes to the library's layout, as well as computers and other items that can't be moved back into the rest of the library due to social distancing guidelines.

   
Grab Bags
  Request a Grab Bag
Not sure what to read next? The library's Grab Bag service is here to help! Email us your name, age (if not for an adult), and what type of books you want to read. We'll place some surprise items on hold for you for curbside pickup!

Don't know what to ask for? Tell us some of your favorite books, the last book you read that you loved, or just a subject you want to know more about. Email us with subject line "Grab Bag" at wfdstaff@winfield.lib.il.us and let us surprise you!
   
Grab & Go Craft Kits
  Grab & Go Craft Kits
Be on the look out when you come in to pick up your holds; Grab & Go Craft Kits are available on the bottom shelves of the holds pickup bookcases. Craft Kits are available for all ages and are replenished with new materials regularly, so keep checking the shelves!
   
Contactless Homebound Delivery
 

Contactless Homebound Delivery
Homebound delivery is now a contactless service. Any library patron is who is permanently or temporarily homebound is eligible for this service.

To request delivery, email us at wfdstaff@winfield.lib.il.us with a list of what books you'd like. Ask for specific titles or books in your favorite genre. Library staff will put these items on hold for you and you will be notified by the Homebound Delivery team to schedule your delivery time. Books will be delivered to a porch, step, garage, or other contactless delivery point. Email is the best way to contact us, but you may also call us at (630) 653-7599.

     
Sign Up for our eNewsletter.
 

Stay Linked to the Library with our eNewsletter
Stay up-to-date on all library events and news by signing up for our Library Link eNewsletters. Choose All Events, Children’s Events and/or Adult Events. Click here to sign up!

     

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