Starting Wednesday, June 16, our temporary hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: Closed


Youth Services

     
 

Expanded Hours and Self-Service Holds Pickup Begin Wednesday, June 16
Starting Wednesday, June 16, no appointments will be needed to pick up holds or to browse new materials on the lower level. In order to protect the youngest among us who cannot be vaccinated yet, facemasks must be worn to enter the building. Thank you for your understanding.

Temporary hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: Closed

Available on the lower level:

  • New books, audiobooks, music and movies for all ages.
  • New and back issues of magazines for all ages.
  • Youth award nominees.
  • Themed grab bags for all ages.
  • Two computers and a printer/copier.

The upper level will remain closed at this time. Because children’s shelving and materials are still in the aisles of the adult services department, it is not currently a viable public space. To see photos of the upper level as it is currently arranged, see our new pinned Facebook post.

We are also starting a new self-serve holds pickup service. After you’ve been notified that your holds are ready, you may pick them up during any of the above hours on the lower level of the library. When you walk in, they will be in the hallway on tables, arranged by last name.

Bags will have the first 3 letters of your last name, your first initial and the date the items were pulled and checked out to you. Bags will stay on the table for one week to give you plenty of time to pick up your items. We will post-date the checkout so you won’t lose any time to enjoy your items.

Please continue to return materials in the outside book drops.

To see all library updates since March 2020, click here.

     
Reading Colors Your World
 

Reading Colors Your World: Summer Reading for All Ages
Registration is Now Open!

June 1 - July 31

We’re excited to debut our online summer reading program, “Reading Colors Your World!” The program will run on our new online platform, READsquared. Create your account at winfieldlibrary.readsquared.com or on the READsquared app.

Register, log your reading online, and redeem reading points for virtual raffle tickets to win gift cards. Get more chances to win by attending our (mostly) virtual summer events! Every event will have a secret code word you can use to earn more points toward raffle tickets. Just log in to READsquared after the event and click the “Enter Code” button.

Use the links below for all the details. Parents can add readers to their accounts to log their children’s reading activity.

 
Summer Reading Links:
Adult Summer Reading
Teen Summer Reading
Kids Summer Reading
Summer Program Calendar & Registration
READsquared: Register & Log Your Reading
Our Facebook Page
Our YouTube Page
     
NYT Online
  New! The New York Times Online
Get the same experience as a New York Times subscriber, free online with your Winfield Library card!

To access The New York Times from home:
  1. Visit our catalog at https://winf.agverso.com/ and login to your account. Guests may not use this service so you must be logged in.
  2. Find the All Headings button near the search bar at the top of the page. Click the Select Resources icon, also known as the "burger" or the "stack of pancakes," next to the All Headings button.
  3. Click the text link to "New York Times Digital."
  4. A new window will pop up with a code. Click "Redeem."
  5. Next, create a NYT account. You will be notified that your access will last 24 hours. You can log in again after 24 hours using this same procedure.

To access The New York Times using a library computer or our wi-fi:

  1. Register or log in at nytimes.com/register.
  2. Enjoy unlimited access on any library computer or a device connected to our wi-fi.
   
Calendar of Events
 

Events Calendar
Summer Events Now Listed
Events will take place on Zoom, Facebook, and/or YouTube. If the event is purple, it is for children; if it is blue, it is for adults. If the event is underlined, please register. Please read carefully regarding virtual locations. Click here to view library events.

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

   
AtoZ America
 

New! AtoZ Food America
Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the country, featuring 6 regions, 50 states, and 33 ethnic groups. It also includes historical recipes! Log in using your Winfield Library card number.

     
FAQ
 

What is my Libby PIN?
Although Libby asks for a PIN, what they actually need is the same password you use to log in to the library's regular catalog. If you can't remember your password, use the "Forgot Your Password" link in the catalog.

Who should I contact if I need help?
General questions: Katie at wfdstaff@winfield.lib.il.us.
Library card questions: Rozanne at rmurphy@winfield.lib.il.us.

Where can I see your updates?
Please like and follow our Facebook page. This is the best place to check for further updates during this time.
Click here to see all updates since March 2020.

 
Grab Bags
  Request a Grab Bag
Not sure what to read next? The library's new 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 for curbside pickup. Our Grab & Go Craft Kits are available at the curbside pickup table in a blue basket. Grab a craft kit during our curbside pickup hours, Tuesday mornings from 10 to noon and Thursday evenings from 6-8. Please follow all social distancing guidelines when you come in. Kits are available while supplies last.

Current craft kits go along with our "One World, Many Cultures" programs for kids.
   
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.

     
 

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!

   
NextReads
 

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!

     
     

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