Brimfield Public Library will open again to the public on July 6th.

In addition to continuing to offer curbside pickup, the library will be opening for limited in-person service on Monday, July 6th.

Beginning on July 6, the library will be open the following hours:
Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00-11:00: Elderly/High Risk Patrons
Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00-4:00 All Patrons
Fridays 10:00-4:00 All Patrons
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00-7:00

In-Person Service
During Phase 4, up to 20 individuals will be allowed in the library at one time. While at the library, patrons will be welcome to select their own items for checkout, use the library's computers, use their own WiFi enabled devices, make copies, and send faxes.

Based on the recommendations of the CDC and local health officials, the Library Board of Trustees has implemented policies intended to limit the transmission of COVID-19 virus and keep the library as safe as possible. One of the requirements is that staff and patrons will be required to wear a mask or covering that covers the nose and mouth while in public areas of the library. Patrons who are not able or willing to wear a mask may continue to use our curbside pickup service.

Curbside Pickup
To request items for curbside pickup, please request materials using your online account or call during the library hours listed above.  

Online Services
There are several different apps that Brimfield PLD offers that allow patrons to read, listen to music, listen to audio books, watch movies, and watch tv shows. For more information, please visit our e-resources page here: https://www.brimfieldlibrary.org/ebooks To use these services, you will need your library card number and PIN. If you haven't changed your PIN, it is normally CHANGEME or your 8 digit date of birth with no dashes. (Example: January 1, 2010 would be 01012010) 

Thank you for your understanding as we work to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Trusted information regarding coronavirus is available at from the Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov and the Illinois Department of Public Health at dph.illinois.gov.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has a new statewide Covid-19 hotline and website to answer any questions from the public or to report a suspected case: call 1-800-889-3931 or visit IDPH.illinoia.gov.

The Brimfield Public Library was awarded a 2020 Project Next Generation Grant from the Illinois State Library for the fifth year in a row. This year, students ages 10-18 have the opportunity to attend mentor-lead workshops, during which they will learn game design, gamification of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Concepts, and virtual reality applications.  Past grant monies have been used to provide workshops and programs on how to  build and program robots, film and edit movies, design and print 3D objects, and operate drones. With PNG grant funds, the library has purchased a variety of equipment, including 3D pens, new 3D printers, drones robots, and Adobe Creative Suite licenses. Students can learn more about upcoming workshops by visiting the library's Project Next Generation page, and can register for workshops by contacting the library: 309-446-9575 or khahn@brimfieldlibrary.org. All workshops are developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered by the Illinois State Library using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup is available during our open hours. To request materials, please place them on hold using your online account.

You can also call us to request materials for curbside pickup at 309-446-9575.

 

UPS Drop Box

A UPS Drop Box was installed in front of the library on January 13, 2020.

This box can be used for all UPS packages up to 16" x 13" x 3". The box will be located on Galena Street next to the Little Free Library. All service levels will be accepted, including Ground and Returns.  There will be late pickup times after regular driver pickup, 24 hour secured access, and shipping supplies stocked inside of the box.

Brimfield Public Library is accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations for the Food Pantry.  For those in need, the Pantry is located in the Union Church (at the corner of Galena Ave. and Clay St.) and open Mondays 2-4, Wednesdays 2-4, and Saturdays 8-10.