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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Library Closing Early Tuesdays in July for Summer Concert Series 2021

Due to the Village's Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series, the Library will close early at 5pm on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, July 13
  • Tuesday, July 20
  • Tuesday, July 27

Parking Information
The Library's Wellington Avenue entrance by the clock tower and along the Village Green will close at 2pm. Vehicles may remain parked in the entrance lot after 2pm, but must exit through the shopping center (Elk Grove Town Center) by the fountain (Fountain Square Park).

Both the Library's front entrance and back/south parking lots will close at 5pm.
All vehicles must be removed before 5pm. Again, please exit through the shopping center.

Can't find a spot during library hours? Additional parking is available across the street at the Pavilion and in the old Dominick's parking lot. The Library's back lot is accessible through the shopping center (Elk Grove Town Center) by the fountain (Fountain Square Park).

Library Parking Map
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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Covid-19 Update: Revised Safety Guidelines at Elk Grove Village Library (updated June 11, 2021)



Revised Face Covering Policy
(Updated June 11, 2021)

Per guidance by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and in accordance with the updated Executive Order released by Governor Pritzker on May 17, 2021, individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to wear a face covering in the Elk Grove Village Public Library or while participating in programs.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Elk Grove Village Library has followed the guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control in order to safely operate our facility.

The Elk Grove Village Public Library will continue to respect State guidelines by advising visitors over the age of 2 who are not fully vaccinated to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering and maintain a six-foot social distance while inside the Library or attending programs. Library staff who are not fully vaccinated are required to continue wearing masks and maintaining a six-foot social distance while at work.

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Safety Guidelines
  • Masks are optional for fully vaccinated patrons. Please continue to practice social distancing, and follow directional signage while in the building.
  • Indoor and outdoor book drops are open to accept returns.
  • Returned materials will no longer be quarantined.
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home and utilize our virtual services.
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Services Available
  • Browsing and borrowing materials in building
  • Borrowing books and other materials via Curbside Pickup
  • Download and streaming of ebooks, movies, and more
  • Virtual assistance from our friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • Library card registration and renewal
  • Online programs on our calendar, YouTube, and Zoom
  • Remote printing
  • Expanded WiFi in our south parking lot
  • Limited seating with no time limits
  • Newspapers
  • Study rooms, Quiet Study Room, Meeting Rooms
  • Book donations will be accepted starting Monday, June 14
  • VHS-to-DVD conversion machine
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Temporarily Unavailable
  • Toys
  • Media Room 
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COVID-19 Resources
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We continue to monitor the situation in Illinois and will expand our services with your safety in mind. The Library is prepared to move back to earlier service stages if the health, safety, and well-being of our staff members and community members would require that action. To stay open, we need to stay safe.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

National Poetry Month Contest @ EGVPL

 

Calling all poets!

Do you write poems? Send us some of your work!
 
About the Contest
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Elk Grove Village Library is holding a poetry contest for poets who are 14 years or older and who live in Elk Grove Village or Elk Grove Township. You may submit up to 3 previously unpublished poems, 80 lines or less per poem. The contest is open to all forms, styles, and subject matter.

Inspiration
Need some inspiration? Here are a few possible writing prompts.
 
Write a poem:
  • about a favorite painting
  • with the word "mirroring" in it
  • about travel
  • to your first love
  • with the word "mask" in the title 
Prizes
Three (3) poems will be chosen by Elk Grove Village Library staff. Each winner will receive a $25 gift card. Winning poems will be published
on the Library's website and social media platforms, and displayed in the Library.
 
How to Submit
Send a Word or a PDF file to Erwin Ponce at eponce@egvpl.org, or give us your poems in person at the Adult Reference Desk. Please include your name, phone number, and email address on each page you submit.Deadline is April 30, 2021.
 

Friday, January 22, 2021

The Library Reopens February 1: What You Need to Know

The Elk Grove Village Library is excited to announce, as of February 1st, the building is open to the public. We have missed seeing you and are happy to welcome you back once again!

Please know, our priority is your safety and the safety of our staff. With this in mind, the Library will temporarily look different.

Here is what you can expect:
 
Safety Guidelines
(Updated June 2, 2021)
  • Masks are optional for fully vaccinated patrons. Please continue to practice social distancing, and follow directional signage while in the building.
  • A limit of 150 visitors will be allowed inside the Library at any given time.
    (There is no time limit for how long patrons can stay in the building.)
  • Limited seating is available with more coming once the State of Illinois enters Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan.
  • Indoor and outdoor book drops are open to accept returns. Staff will be unable to take items directly from patrons.
  • Returned materials will no longer be quarantined.
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home and utilize our virtual services.
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Library Hours
 

Monday - Thursday
9am - 10pm 

Friday
9am - 7pm 

Saturday 
9am - 5pm 

Sunday 
1pm - 5pm

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Available Services
Curbside Pickup Hours
 

Monday - Friday
12pm - 6pm 

Saturday 
11am - 4pm

Sunday 

1pm - 4pm

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Temporarily Unavailable
  • Toys
  • Book donations 
  • Study rooms, Media Room, Quiet Study Room, and Meeting Rooms 
  • VHS-to-DVD conversion machine
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COVID-19 Resources
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We continue to monitor the situation in Illinois and will expand our services with your safety in mind. The Library is prepared to move back to earlier service stages if the health, safety, and well-being of our staff members and community members would require that action. To stay open, we need to stay safe.