Director’s Corner

Dear Glenwood & Lynwood residents,

The Board of Trustees, Library Staff, and I would like to thank everyone for their understanding and patience while we were closed.  We provided resources, virtual programming, community food-pop event information  with Library Staff participating in them, and various other aspects to help residents weather this pandemic.  

We re-opened the library for Curbside Pickup on June 1, 2020 and will continue to offer that service even while we slowly re-open in our phases based on our re-opening procedures.  We are also considering to make Curbside Pickup a permanent service.  

Today, we opened with allowing patrons inside use of the library but with a limited capacity.  Please visit for more information about this phase of our Re-Opening Procedures.  We’re very happy to see familiar faces in the library again though the face masks/coverings make it a bit more challenging.  

The Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment for all patrons and staff. In accordance with the Restore Illinois – A Public Health Approach to Safely Reopen Our State plan, all Patrons entering the library must wear a face mask/covering and must maintain a six foot distance from all other people when practicable. Reasonable accommodations such as Curbside Pickup Service and online resources are available to those who are medically prevented from or decline to wear a facial covering.

Those refusing to wear a face mask/covering will be required to leave the library. The library also doesn’t supply face masks to Patrons.

In accordance with the Illinois Local Library Act (75 ILCS 5) and the Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library Re-Opening Procedures; this face mask/covering shall be lifted automatically when the Illinois Department of Public Health declares that the state has reached Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan. The procedure shall be reinstated automatically should the Illinois Department of Public Health determine that the state must return to any phase lower than Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan.

Please join us for our Summer Fun program which started today:

Also, for complete programming information, check out our digital newsletter.  We will not be mailing a paper newsletter this summer.

Again, thank you for everyone’s patience as we go through our new norm.  Come in, use a computer or checkout a book/DVD/hotspot, see Waldo though he’s not very talkative, and see familiar faces.

Take care everyone!

Brian Vagt
Library Director

Updated: June 15, 2020

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