Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Summer Reading Program Survey!





Did you participate in the Summer Reading Program with Beanstack?

Take the survey and let us know how it worked out for you. Use the link below to get to the survey.








Friday, July 31, 2020

Expanding Hours for Library Patrons



“Isn’t it lovely to be all together again?” 

Kristin Cashore





Expanded Library’s hours are:

   Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 

and Thursdays: 

10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

 Fridays: 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.      

Saturday: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. 

 Sundays: Closed


Masks are required

No More than 15 people in the library at a time

One-Hour Time Limit in the Library

Please put returns in drop box or black box in the lobby




All Ages Time Blocks

 Tuesdays from 4:00 P.M.  – 7:00 P.M. 

 Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. 

Parents/guardians are responsible 

for making sure their young charges 

follow social distancing guidelines.


Seniors and Immuno-Compromised Patron Hour

Mondays and Wednesdays 

10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. 




Contactless Curbside Service 

is still available for those who feel more comfortable 

picking up their books through our bagged curbside service. 

Order books through the Prairie Cat catalog on our website 

or call us to order materials. 

When they come in, call to set up a pick-up time.

The LTLD computer area is open to patrons 

for 30-minute time slots by appointment. 

Patrons will be able to use the computers up to
 
two 30-minute slots a day. 

Printing and faxing from the copier will also be available.

 Patrons will hand their copy or faxing jobs to staff 

who will complete them.




Have a question? 

Call us at 815-939-1696

Email us at info@limestonelibrary.org

Message us on Facebook or Instagram





Monday, July 20, 2020

At the Library This Week



When I see old friends, 
I'm very excited. 
Chino Moreno



The Library hours are as follows:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 
10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Fridays: 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Saturdays: 10:00 A. M. - 2:00 P.M.
Thursdays and Sundays: Closed

                                                                                      

Masks are required
One Hour Time Limit in the Library
Please put returns in drop box or black box in the lobby  


    Contactless Curbside Delivery is still available
                                 for those who want it.                                
Call to set up your appointment!


Special Hours This Week
Seniors and Immuno-Compromised patrons only
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
                                                                 
Family Hours
Tuesday, July 28th and Saturday, August 1st
families may bring their children in Pre-school and up
between the hours of 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.


E-Resources
Check out our new e-resource - Creativebug.
They have ideas and directions for hundreds of crafts!
Look for the red box for the link!



                                                                        

Have a question? 
Call us at 815-939-1696
Email us at info@limestonelibrary.org
Message us on Facebook or Instagram




“Isn’t it lovely to be all together again?” 


Kristin Cashore

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Library is Open


The Library is Open!

Library’s hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays: 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Fridays: 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Saturday: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Thursdays and Sundays: Closed

When the building opens, masks are required 
to be worn within the building for the safety of patrons and staff.
If you are unable to wear a mask, 
we are happy to provide you
with your materials through curbside service.

Only fifteen (15) patrons will be allowed in the building
to help maintain social distancing.

Patrons will have a one-hour time limit to be in the library.

Computers access is available in 30 minute slots.

Senior and Immuno-Compromised Patrons Only Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.


Family Hours
                      Families with children will be allowed in the                         library on specific dates and time as follows:

           Saturday, July 18th, families may bring 
their children who are in 4th grade and up to the library 
between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. 
Tuesday, July 21st, and Saturday, July 25th, families may bring
their children in 1st grade and up 
between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M.
      Age range will expand as time goes on.

Please put returning items in the book drop.
Large items can go into the black bin in the lobby.

Curbside Service is still available!



We are happy to be able to serve 
our patrons once more!

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Library is Open!

Today the Library re-opens! 

We have missed seeing our patrons 
and are eagerly looking forward to seeing everyone again.

The Library’s hours are as follows:

            Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays: 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
 Fridays: 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  Saturday: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Thursdays and Sundays: Closed

            When the building opens, masks are required to be worn within 
the building for the safety of patrons and staff.
            If you are unable to wear a mask, we are happy to provide you 
with your materials through curbside service.

                 Only fifteen (15) patrons will be allowed in the building 
to help maintain social distancing.

Patrons will have a one-hour time limit to be in the library.


Senior and Immuno-Compromised Patrons Only Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Family Hours
Families with children will be allowed in the library 
on specific dates as follows.

Tuesday, July 14th and Saturday, July 18th, families may bring 
their children who are in 4th grade and up to the library 
between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. 
Age range will expand as time goes on.

Please put returning items in the book drop.
Large items can go into the black bin in the lobby

We are so happy 
to see everyone again!



Thursday, July 9, 2020

Summer Reading Finale!

Make sure to log in all of your minutes on Beanstack 
so you can get your Zoom invite for 
The Great Boodini!




Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Library to Re-Open!



Limestone Township Library District Announces Re-Opening Date

Limestone Township Library District (LTLD) 
will re-open the library on Monday, July 13, 2020. 
We have missed seeing our patrons 
and are eagerly looking forward to seeing everyone again.

            When the building opens, masks will be required to be worn within 
the building for the safety of patrons and staff.
            If you are unable to wear a mask, we are happy to provide you 
with your materials through curbside service.
                 Only fifteen (15) patrons will be allowed in the building 
to help maintain social distancing.
Patrons will have a one-hour time limit to be in the library.

The Library’s hours are as follows:

            Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays: 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
 Fridays: 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  Saturday: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Thursdays and Sundays: Closed

Senior and Immuno-Compromised Patrons Only Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Family Hours
Families with children will be allowed in the library on specific dates as follows.

Tuesday, July 14th and Saturday, July 18th, families may bring their children who are 
in 4th grade and up to the library between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. 

Tuesday, July 21st, and Saturday, July 25th, families may bring their children 
in 1st grade and up between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. 

On Tuesday, July 28th, and Saturday, August 1st, families may bring their children 
in Pre-School and up to the library between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M

Parents/Guardians need to stay with children under the age of 14 while in the building.
Families may also utilize the Contactless Curbside Service during non-family hours. 


Computers may be used by appointment in half hour intervals 
two (2) times per day per patron. 
Copier and fax services will be available with staff providing the service. 
Please ask for help if you are coming for copying or faxing services.


Contactless Curbside Service will still be available. 
Please call us to let us know if this is something you want to utilize.
The schedule for Contactless Curbside Service is as follows:
 Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 A.M. - 12 Noon and 3 P.M. – 6 P.M.
  Fridays: 10 A.M. - 12 Noon and 2 P.M. – 4 P.M.
Saturdays: 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.







Sunday, June 28, 2020

Contactless Curbside Service Expands

Contactless Curbside Service
Expands Its Hours starting June 29th


1. Mondays: 11-1 PM & 3-6 PM 

2. Wednesdays: 11-1 PM & 3-6 PM 

3. Fridays: 10-Noon & 2-4 PM

4. Saturdays: 11-2 PM


We will take orders by phone, email, or holds you are able to place on your Prairie Cat account for items within our collection. We will make calls when we have your order ready and schedule a pick-up time for you.

 We will put the bag of books through an open window on an available car seat or in the trunk of your car.

Please give Library staff a minimum of twenty-four hours to fill any order you may make.

For patrons who have materials to return, we can take care of that for you at the same time. Again, this is when you can return large items such as games, discovery boxes, SOAR bags, or Storytelling bags.



In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to 

call us at 815-939-1696, 

email us at  info@limestonelibrary.org

or message us at Facebook or Instagram.




Sunday, June 7, 2020

Curbside Service Available

Curbside Service by Appointment 
starts 
Monday June 8, 2020


The schedule for Curbside Service is as follows:
     Mondays 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
       Wednesdays 3 P.M. - 7 P.M.
  Fridays 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
      Saturdays 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Beginning June 8, 2020, we are excited to offer Curbside Services by appointment for Limestone Township Library District Patrons. 

We will take orders by phone, email, or holds you are able to place on your Prairie Cat account for items within our collection only. We will make calls when we have your order ready or if we can make any substitute suggestions for you. We will schedule a pick-up time for you when we call. We will put the bag of books through an open window on an available car seat or in the trunk of your car.

Please give Library staff a minimum of twenty-four hours to fill any order you may make.

For patrons who have materials to return, we can take care of that for you at the same time. Again, this is when you can return large items such as games, discovery boxes, SOAR bags, or Storytelling bags.



In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to 

call us at 815-939-1696, 

email us at  info@limestonelibrary.org

or message us at Facebook or  Instagram.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Book Drop Opening June 1, 2020


         Limestone Township Library District Announces             
 Phased Plan for Resuming Service


In the interest of the safety of our patrons, Limestone Township Library District (LTLD) has been closed during the pandemic. But that doesn’t mean the library stopped all services. Online resources have been available and will continue to be available, e-resources such as Overdrive E-Books, World Book Online, Tumble Books, and Consumer Reports.

The Library has been monitoring the recommendations and guidelines of government and public health officials regarding COVID-19. To ensure it is operating as safely as possible, the Library is taking a phased approach to resuming services. Staff have recently returned to the building to deep clean and prepare for when LTLD resumes partial services. You may have seen staff cars in the parking lot
Starting June 1, 2020, LTLD will accept book returns in our book drop outside of the library. Items will be placed in a seven-day quarantine as they are returned before being checked in and returned to the shelves. Our governing body has stopped all late charges through June 26, 2020 so if you return an item before that date you will not be given a late fee. We are not accepting donations until further notice.

Book drop hours are as follows:
Mondays 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Wednesdays 4 P.M. - 7 P.M.
Fridays 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.


We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as more information becomes available. It is always possible to contact the library by phone (815-939-1696), or email us at info@limestonelibrary.org, message us at Facebook or Instagram.

In the meantime, we are a community, we are in this together, and we’re looking forward to seeing you soon.




Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Limestone Township Library District: Board Meeting this Thursday

  
Limestone Township Library District
2701 W. Tower Road
Kankakee, IL

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Note: Due to COVID-19, the board meeting will be meeting online
Using Webex Online Meeting Portal


  1. Call to Order
  2. Public Comment
  3. Minutes-approval
  4. Old Business
    1. Treasurer’s Report
    2. Director’s Report
    3. Building Committee
    4. COVID-19: Update
    5. Other
  5. New Business
    1. Election of Officers
    2. Appointment of FOIA and OMA officers
    3. LTLD Ordinance 21-1: Annual Meeting Dates
    4. LTLD Adoption of 2020-2021 Prevailing Wage
    5. LTLD 2020-2021 Non-Resident Fee
    6. (5 ILCS 120/2.06): Review of all LTLD Closed Sessions
            First half year review of the minutes of all closed sessions under 
           the Open Meetings Act as to whether or not the minutes should 
             remain sealed or can be publicly disclosed.                                                                     

    1. Policies
    2. Personnel: Director’s Evaluation: Executive (Closed) Session
    1. Library’s Plan to Reopen (COVID-19)
    2. Other
  1. Friends of the Library
  2. oliday p.Other
  3. Adjourn 

If you would like the link and password information to attend this meeting, or to post public comment which will be read during the meeting, please email Director Lynne Noffke at: lnoffke@limestonelibrary.org.