Since closing our doors on March 13, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff has stretched their minds to the limitless ways to serve our community. As we move forward, we will continue to monitor CDC and IDPH COVID-19 updates and to follow the guidelines outlined in Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker's Restore Illnois Plan. For patrons who are high-risk, please call to arrange an appointment.
We will be opening our doors on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
Please be aware of the following changes in services and requirements for library access:
The Marquette Heights Public Library is CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
All programs for March are cancelled. As of March 13, 2020 at 11 am, the Marquette Heights Public Library is closed until further notice. We are taking precautionary measures to prevent the unnecessary spread of COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus Disease. Our concern for the health and safety of our patrons is our top priority. We are working with local city officials, school officials, health department and governmental guidelines to determine the most appropriate course of action.
Staff will continue to monitor phone messages, emails, faxes, and Facebook mesages. All RAILS deliveries have been temporarily suspended until further notice.
OUR BOOK DROP IS CURRENTLY OPEN
ALL FINES DURING THIS PERIOD WILL BE WAIVED.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR HELP IN KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY SAFE!
Please contact us at 309.382.3778 or email us at mhlibrary.com with concerns or questions.
Cover your cough. Wash your hands. Avoid Crowds. Stay home if you’re sick.
Special message from the Director
March 14, 2020
Dear Patrons of the Marquette Heights Public Library,
Our staff and board believe the health and safety of our patrons is of the highest priority. Our decision to close the library was based on recommendations by the city, IDPH and CDC guidelines regarding the reduction of the spread of COVID-19. The recent actions taken by authorities may seem extreme, but are in the best interest of our community. We will evaluate the need for closure as we continue to learn more about the virus.
While the Marquette Heights Public Library is closed, staff is still working to provide limited services to our patrons. We will be available for phone calls, renewals, and other limited services. If we are not available to answer a call, patrons can leave a voice message or email us via the contact form on our website: www.mhlibrary.com
We encourage patrons to download all of the RSAcat mobile apps to access ebooks and audiobooks while we maintain social distancing. It’s a great service that many people already enjoy and we want everyone to know about it now more than ever! https://alsi.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/MarquetteHeightsPL/
For families with students at home, check out our online encyclopedia from World Books:
The local Xfinity WiFI hotspot is located here at the city building and can be accessed from the parking lot. Visit this link to help you find local hotspots in our community: https://hotspots.wifi.xfinity.com/mobile/?nc
For anyone with library materials, we have extended the due dates and will be waiving any fines accrued as well during this time period.
We will continue to communicate with you as we learn more about the containment of the outbreak. It is our hope to resume our normal routine and to welcome you all back to the library very soon. Until then, visit www.mhlibrary.com to take advantage of all of our digital resources.