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Winnetka-Northfield Library District joins Wilmette, Glencoe in closing buildings

The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District announced Tuesday, Nov. 17, that its buildings are now closed to the public 

Library officials cited “the rapid rise in cases of COVID-19 in Suburban Cook County and surrounding areas,” in a news release announcing the buildings’ closures. The district’s libraries, one of which is located in Winnetka and the other in Northfield, are closed as of Wednesday, Nov. 18. 

“The health and safety of the WNPLD staff and patrons is our highest priority,” the release reads. “We are following guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health.” 

The Wilmette and Glencoe public libraries announced Saturday, Nov. 14 that both libraries would be closed to the public until further notice.

While all three libraries are closed, curbside pick-up and digital access are still available.

According to the Winnetka-Northfield Library District’s release, digital offerings at the district include:

• eBooks & eAudiobooks;

• Streaming movies and music;

• Digital periodicals;

• Virtual Programming.

The district has also added a mobile app that allows locals to download download eBooks, stream movies, and learn new languages on their devices, the release says.

Curbside pickup is available at both the district’s libraries during the closure. Curbside pickup hours at the Winnetka location are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Hours in Northfield are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.

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