Covid-19

The Green Hills Public Library District conducts its operation with the highest regard for the health and safety of its employees and the public.  We have been continuing to monitor updates regarding COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, from various public health authorities including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Cook County Department of Public Health.

In an effort to respond proactively and reduce the risk of COVID-19, the Library is currently closed until further notice.

Helpful Questions and Answers

When will the Library re-open?
We are monitoring updates as we follow guidelines set forth under the State’s Stay at Home order.  We don’t have a final re-opening date yet, but we will continue to provide updates here and on our Facebook page.

Can I return my checkouts?
We are not accepting returns while the Library is closed to the public.  Rest assured, due dates have been extended to May 1 on all items.

How can I still use the Library while you’re closed?
We encourage you to use our 24/7 Library, where you can access materials and resources free of charge in the comfort of your own home.  Some of these resources include:

What if I don’t have a Library card? 
You can gain instant access to our online resources, including the links listed above, by signing up for an instant digital Library card online.

My card expired; how can I renew it? 
Library cards that have expired during the closure have been automatically extended.  If your card expired prior to the closure, please email Teri Wilson, Head of Circulation Services, at twilson@greenhillslibrary.org.

My account is blocked; can I still access your online resources?
We will do our best to work with you on account blocks.  Please email Teri Wilson, Head of Circulation Services, at twilson@greenhillslibrary.org.

I need some reading recommendations; can you help?
Absolutely!  Feel free to browse through NoveList or NoveList K-8 for recommendations.  Or, you can reach out to our Department Heads, who can give you expert advice on what to read next.  For adult materials, contact Natalie Djordjevic, Head of Adult Services, at ndjordjevic@greenhillslibrary.org.  For youth materials, contact Amanda Kowalcze, Head of Youth Services, at akowalcze@greenhillslibrary.org.

What will happen to your programming that was scheduled during the Library’s closure? 
All onsite and offsite Library programs and outreach events are cancelled through May 31.  We will make attempts to reschedule popular, in-demand events such as the shredding event originally scheduled in March.

I am a Library volunteer.  When will I be able to come back to the Library? 
All volunteer programs have been suspended during this time, including the Friends of the Library.

Can I reserve a meeting room for when the Library re-opens?
We are not taking new meeting room reservations right now, and will have more information at a later date.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
Please direct all inquiries to ghpl@greenhillslibrary.org.

Additional Resources