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Curbside pickup is available Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Youth Services

     
Please Note
  Library Emails Aren't Reaching You? Add Us to Your Contacts!
The library has had several reports of our emails not reaching our patrons. This has happened most often to Gmail users.

We are working on finding a solution to this issue, but would appreciate your help making sure our emails are reaching you. Please add our general email and our circulation manager's accounts to your contacts and/or your safe senders list: wfdstaff@winfield.lib.il.us and rmurphy@winfield.lib.il.us.
     
     
We're Moving
 

RBdigital Magazines are Moving to the Libby App on February 1
Our collection of thousands of digital magazines is scheduled to be transferred from the RBdigital app to the Libby app on Monday, February 1, 2021.

This process may take a few hours and once complete, it could take up to 24 hours for all titles to fully populate. Magazines will be on both the RBdigital app as well as the Libby app through March 31, 2021. After that date, they will only be on the Libby app.

If you don't have a Libby account, download the Libby by OverDrive app from your device's app store, then log in with your library card number. Although Libby will ask for a PIN, what they actually want is the password you use to log in to the regular library catalog.

We hope you will enjoy finding eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines all on the same app. Please note, RBdigital Entertainment will remain on the RBdigital app until migrating at a later date.

   
Taxes
 

Tax Information
The first day to file taxes with the IRS is February 12, 2021. The deadline for filing is April 15, 2021.
The library has not yet received tax forms to distribute. For forms and more information, try:

     
Calendar of Events
 

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 virtual locations. Click here to view library events.

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

   
     
One World Many Cultures
  One World, Many Cultures
Join us as we embark on an exciting new project designed to foster empathy and an appreciation of diverse cultures. Intended for kids up to age 12, the programs will have an intergenerational appeal. Virtual programs can be viewed any time after their premiere dates on our YouTube channel. Craft Kits that go along with our craft programs may be picked up the week after each program premieres, during curbside pickup hours.

View the full listing of One World, Many Cultures programs here.
View full program listings as a PDF.
Facebook Events: Facebook.com/WinfieldLib
YouTube Channel: YouTube.com/WinfieldLibrary
     
     
Winfield Centennial Logo
 

A Century of Reading
Adult Winter Reading Program
January 4-February 27

Celebrate Winfield's Centennial with "A Century of Reading." Participate in our online Adult Winter Reading Program! All that is required to participate is to fill out the log with a total of six books you've read and/or virtual library programs you've attended between January 4 and February 27.

Download the reading log, fill it out, and e-mail it to Dawn at dleardi@winfield.lib.il.us by February 28 to be entered into the prize drawing.
Choose one way to return the reading log:

Prizes will be mailed to the winners after March 2. Thank you to the Winfield Historical Society and members of the Greater Winfield Chamber of Commerce for providing prizes:

  • Antique & Chic Winfield
  • The Barber Shoppe
  • Hedges Station
  • Lions Panzek Martial Arts
  • Prairie Path Cycles
  • Winfield Park District

VIsit the Winfield Centennial page!

     
     
Curbside pickup
 

Curbside Pickup Procedures
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to noon and Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Three ways to place holds:

To pick up items:

  • 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.
  • You will be notified when your items are ready for pick-up. You will be able to choose a time slot on our next available pick-up date.
  • 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 unlocked 24/7 for you to return items. 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.

Updates as of December 2020:

  • We will now schedule pickups during four 30-minute timeslots instead of two 60-minute timeslots each day.
  • Weather permitting, the table with the pickup bags will be outside near the downstairs entrance.
  • Please grab your bag off the table instead of waiting for the staff member to hand it to you.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please email us at wfdstaff@winfield.lib.il.us, or call the library at (630 )653-7599, instead of asking during pickup.
     
     
FAQ
 

How can I access digital books, audiobooks and magazines?
Visit our downloadables page. Download the Libby app for eBooks and eAudiobooks, or the RBdigital app for eMagazines and streaming entertainment from Acorn, the Great Courses and more.

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.

What other resources can we access?
For an A-Z list of our other digital resources, visit our Research page.

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.

 
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.
   
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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