Youth Services

     
Curbside pickup
 

Curbside Pickup Now Available
Place your holds, wait for our call or email to schedule a pick-up time, and pick up your items at the downstairs entrance.

To place holds:

  • There is currently a hold limit of 15 items per card.
  • Put items on hold through your library account. If an item is not available it will stay on hold for you until it is, at which time you will be notified.
  • Email the library with a list of items you want, we will pull put these items on hold for you. Email us at wfdstaff@winfield.lib.il.us.
  • Call the library. This option will be more difficult due to the limited hours that staff will be answering the phone. Social distancing means fewer staff in the library building. If we don’t answer the phone, please leave a message in the main circulation voice mailbox.

PLEASE WAIT to come to the library to pick items up until we have called or emailed you and set up a pick-up date and time.

To pick-up items:

  • You will be notified when your items are ready for pick-up. You will be able to choose a time slot that is convenient for you on our next available pick-up date. Items will NOT be available on the same day that we call you.
  • We have a limit of 10 NEW checkouts per household per week. This does not mean you need to return all your items to check more out. You can keep those items until their due dates.
  • Please have your library card or ID available if asked.
  • Park your car and walk up to the downstairs entrance to pick up your items. Please keep your distance from other patrons.

To return items:

  • The book drops are now unlocked 24/7 for you to drop items off. Please return all items in the outside book drops.
  • All items are quarantined for 7 days BEFORE being checked in. We are waiving fines, so the extra days on your card will not accrue fines.
     
     
Check out new magazines
 

New Magazines Now Available to Check Out
The most current issue of our print magazines is usually kept for browsing at the library. However, since we are not currently open for in-person service, we have made all current magazines available for checkout.

In the library catalog, find the magazine you want to read. Click the "Request this Item" button. Uncheck the box marked "Reserve Any Items." Then you will be able to select the individual magazine issues you would like to place on hold. Library staff will pull the magazine and notify you when it is ready to be picked up.

     
     
ILL Update
 

Interlibrary Loan Update
Interlibrary loan is one of our most popular services, allowing us to request books from other libraries and have them delivered to us via statewide van delivery. If you have requested something via interlibrary loan since the library has been closed, we are doing our best to fill your request, but we currently face some barriers we wanted to share.

1. Many libraries are not lending their materials via interlibrary loan while they are still closed to the public.
2. Our van delivery service is still catching up on the backlog of materials that had been waiting to be delivered during library closures.
3. Library staff are catching up as fast as possible, but there is still a backlog of requests.

We hope to get your materials to you as fast as possible, but as long as there are many libraries that are not lending, it's hard to estimate how long any individual request will take to arrive. Thank you for understanding and for your patience.

     
     
Summer Fun!
 

Download your Summer Fun Packets!
Summer is the best time of year at the library, but this is a year like no other. We want to deliver some low-stress fun right to your home during these stressful times. This year, instead of Summer Reading tickets, tracking, and prize deadlines, we've created Summer Fun Packets. These include bingo boards to inspire your summer activities, as well as activity sheets to help the fun along. Do any or all of the activities at your own pace and just for fun. Share the activities you're doing on our Facebook page on Summer Fun Saturdays!

Summer Fun Packet for Kids and Families
Summer Fun Packet for Teens and Tweens
Summer Fun Packet for Adults
Library Events for All Ages

     
     
Meeting Room Update
  Library Meeting Rooms
As part of the library's service plan for Covid-19, we have been implementing some changes that affect use of our meeting rooms. We are quarantining all book returns in the meeting room for 7 days before checking them in. We have six tables set up, one for each day of returns. We also have been changing the seating and computer areas of the building to comply with social distancing guidelines once we reopen to the public. We have removed 4 of our 8 public computers as well as some of the tables and chairs from our public areas. These items are being stored in our meeting room.

Because of the need to continue these practices throughout Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois initiative, the library meeting room will not be available for library programs or community groups until further notice.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for understanding that we are committed to prioritizing the safety of our community.
     
     
 

COVID-19 Updates
Click here to see our latest update and library FAQ.

The library is closed until further notice. We currently have no set date to restart in-person library services. Any expansion of services will depend on safe procedures for staff and patrons, using every caution as we make these changes. Thank you for your patience as we constantly evaluate this situation.

Please check our Facebook page. This will be the best place to check for further updates during this time.
General questions: wfdstaff@winfield.lib.il.us.
Library card questions: Rozanne at rmurphy@winfield.lib.il.us.

   
     
Voter information
 

Voter Information
Do you have questions about voting this November? Voting by mail? Your voter registration status? Here are a few helpful links from the DuPage County Election Division.

     
     
Calendar of Events
 

Summer Events Calendar
Events will take place on Zoom or on our Facebook or YouTube pages.. If the event is purple, it is for children; green events are for teens; blue events are for adults. If the event is underlined, please register. Click here to view library events.

     
PressReader
 

NEW! PressReader
Get u
nlimited digital access to more than 2,000 newspapers and 3,000 magazines in 60 languages for FREE with your Winfield Library card. PressReader includes the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and more.

Click here to login now. When clicking the Sign In button, be sure to choose "Library or Group," then log in using your 14-digit library barcode. Your PIN is the same password you use for the library catalog.

     
 

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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