The library is currently closed to the public. Please scroll down for information about Curbside Pickup and other services.

Youth Services

     
Update
 

Library Service Update
Do you miss browsing for books in the library? We miss you, too! Library staff are in the process of making changes in anticipation of opening for some select public services. We are moving shelving and materials, establishing an appointment system, performing staff health checks, and more. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on! Starting this fall, we will reopen the lower level of the library for limited services, with some significant changes. New materials for all ages and in all categories will be available on the lower level to browse. The copier and two computers will also be available for public use. Library staff will be on hand at the downstairs desk to renew library cards, check out materials, and answer questions.

Why open just the lower level? We are following safety guidelines, which limit the number of people in the building at one time. We also have several staff members continuing to work from home due to health issues, so we will be working with a smaller staff to help with in-person services. Using only one service desk helps us staff the library more efficiently.

Curbside pickup is now available, and will continue once we open for limited hours of in-person service. We are now offering Contactless Homebound Delivery as well. We will post more information about this new level of service on our website in September. Follow us on Facebook.com/WinfieldLib to be sure you see updates as they happen. We appreciate your patience and understanding that we must place the safety of our staff and patrons first.

     
     
Curbside pickup
 

Curbside Pickup Procedures
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:

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.
  • We have a limit of 10 NEW checkouts per household per week.
  • 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.
     
     
Calendar of Events
 

Fall Events Calendar
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 meeting locations and virtual locations. Zoom registration links are included in Zoom listings requiring registration. Click here to view library events.

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

     
     
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.

     
     
Ancestry.com from home
 

Access Ancestry.com Library Edition from Home
Ancestry.com is always available to our patrons in the library, but they normally don't allow home access. However, since many libraries have limited in-person services due to Covid-19, Ancestry has changed their policy to temporarily allow home access for library patrons. This policy will be re-evaluated monthly by Ancestry. We will post any changes here when they happen.

To access Ancestry 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 "stack of pancakes," next to the All Headings button.
  3. Click the text link to "Ancestry Library Edition."
     
     
Grab Bags
  New Service: Grab Bags
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!

Give us as much or as little information as you want, depending on how surprised you want to be. 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. Have you always wanted to try graphic novels? Are you looking for new releases? Has your child read all the Dog Man books and wants something new? Just ask!

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. Starting September 1, we will have craft kits available for all ages. Kits will be in a blue basket near the curbside pickup table in the downstairs entrance. There are crafts for everyone from small kids to teens and even some for adults. Pick one up next time you're at the library for curbside pickup!

You can 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.
     
     
Contactless Homebound Delivery
 

Contactless Homebound Delivery
Homebound delivery service has now resumed as a contactless service. Any library patron is who is permanently or temporarily homebound is eligible for this service. Our curbside pickup is available for all patrons, but if you are temporarily homebound because of the Covid-19 epidemic you may choose contactless delivery.

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.

     
     
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.

     
     
 

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: Katie at wfdstaff@winfield.lib.il.us.
Library card questions: Rozanne at rmurphy@winfield.lib.il.us.

   
     
 

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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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