By Maria Maxham
The Forest Park Public Library announced that it will move into an "essential service" model of operations, closing the building to browsing and decreasing computer-session use.
The change is under the guidance of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and other agencies, according to the library. Last week, Cook County released a stay-at-home advisory for suburban Cook County, recommending residents leave their houses only for essential needs or business.
"The closure is intended to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus to keep our community and staff safe," reads a release from the library.
Essential services include:
- Vestibule pick up service
- Virtual assistance by phone or email
- Virtual events
- Computer use (appointments recommended)
- Drop-in copying and scanning
- Virtual social work appointments
- Personalized book recommendations
- 24-hour Wi-Fi access outside the library
- Book drop access to return items
For more information, visit fppl.org/essentialservice/.
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