COVID-19 Information

 

Library Information - Updated May 22, 2020

Get Ready for Curbside Pick-up

Fremont Library is preparing to begin curbside pickup of materials June 15. To be able to pick up materials from the library, you must place the hold through the online catalog, chat with us, or call us at 847-566-8702. 

  • Pickup will be limited to Fremont cardholders only
  • We will only have access to Fremont-owned materials at this time.
  • You may only pick up materials if you have received an official email, text or phone call from the library.
  • If you have holds you no longer need or you cannot leave your home, please cancel or pause your holds.
  • To be added to our Homebound Delivery program, please call 847-566-8702.

While we are able to supply materials that are new or have been in quarantine for 2+ months, we are still not ready for materials to be returned to us. Because the health of our staff and patrons is our primary concern, we will wait to accept materials until we receive more official notice from a study currently being conducted on library materials and the possible transmission of COVID-19. Once we are ready to accept materials, we will post notice on our website and in the weekly eNews.

 

Keep Your Library Materials

Until more information is known about how long COVID-19 may stay on library materials, we do not feel comfortable allowing those items to be handled by staff or checked out again to patrons. A national study is currently under way trying to determine the best methods of disinfecting library materials. For information about the study click here: https://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/COVID-19-research-project.html

 

Plans for Phased Reopening of Building

Plans are also being developed to reopen the library building in phases as the region moves into the later stages of the Governor’s plan. Among the many considerations being discussed are how many people could be in the library at a given time, providing special hours for at-risk individuals, and how to maintain social distancing at computer workstations. As plans are approved by the Board of Trustees, information will be posted on the Library’s COVID-19 page.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as the Library strives to resume in-person services while maintaining the proper balance of public service and safety.

 

  • Contact the library by phone: 847-566-8702 or using the Online Chat during normal business hours (also listed in the graphic above).

  • We are offering virtual programs for all ages. Check our calendar for dates and times, and view recordings on our Facebook Video Channel.

  • For help with taxes or other social services call 211 or click here.

 

Free Wi-Fi Access in Library Parking Lot

We have enabled two of our mobile hotspots in the windows of the library to improve Wi-Fi access and still accommodate social distancing. The names and passwords for the hotspots are listed on the windows where the signal is broadcasting from. The signal is best from the wheelchair accessible parking spaces and at the picnic table area. If you do not have a car and need to sit outside to access the signal, please remain at least 6 feet from other patrons. The FPLD Wireless signal is designed for in-library use, but it also has some reach in the parking lot. The signals are open 24/7. If you have trouble with a signal please call the library at 847-566-8702.

 

Mundelein Village Mask Order

A message from VILLAGE OF MUNDELEIN IL

On April 21, 2020 Mayor Steve Lentz issued an Executive Order, effective Thursday,  April 23, that requires face coverings, or masks, for everyone working at, or visiting, an essential business that is open to the public such as grocery stores and pharmacies.  Such businesses may now refuse service to those not wearing facial coverings.  

This Executive Order is in addition to the need for strict physical distancing practices and adherence to Illinois’ "Stay at Home" order. This order is consistent with CDC guidelines recommending everyone wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Residents do not need to cover their faces in their cars, homes, or when outdoors. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under the age of 5.  This Executive Order is in effect until further notice.  For a complete copy of the Executive Order and other useful information on the wearing of face coverings, please visit Mundelein’s website at www.mundelein.org.  Thank you. 

El 21 de abril el alcalde Steve Lentz emitió una orden ejecutiva, efectiva el jueves 23 de abril, que requiere que se  cubran el rostro, o usar máscaras, para todos los que trabajan o visitan un negocio esencial que está abierto al público, como supermercados y farmacias. Dichos negocios ahora pueden rechazar el servicio a aquellos que no usan mascaras faciales.

Esta Orden Ejecutiva se suma a la necesidad de prácticas estrictas de distanciamiento físico y el cumplimiento de la orden de "Quedarse en casa" de Illinois. Esta orden es consistente con las normas del CDC que recomiendan que todos usen máscaras de tela para la cara en lugares públicos donde otras medidas de distanciamiento físico son difíciles de mantener.

Los residentes no necesitan cubrirse la cara en sus automóviles, hogares o al aire libre. Las máscaras faciales de tela no deben colocarse en niños menores de 5 años. Esta Orden ejecutiva está vigente hasta nuevo aviso. Para obtener una copia completa de la Orden Ejecutiva y otra información útil sobre el uso de máscaras faciales, visite el sitio web de Mundelein en www.mundelein.org. Gracias.