Brimfield Public Library In Person Services Resume: Monday February 2, 2021

In Person Services
In person services will resume on January 11th. As of February 2nd, our hours will return to normal. Monday-Thursday 10:00am-7:00pm, Friday 10:00am-6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm. Masks and social distancing requirements must be followed by all patrons while inside the building. All returns must be placed in our outdoor book drop in front of the library or in the box located in Kickapoo. If patrons are unable or unwilling to wear a mask, curbside service is available by request. Curbside materials can be requested by phone (309-446-9575) or online.

Curbside Services
Curbside service is available for checking out, printing, and faxing. All returns must be placed in our outdoor book drop in front of the library or in the box located in Kickapoo. Curbside materials can be requested by phone (309-446-9575) or online.

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) 

Resources
Trusted information regarding COVID-19 is available 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. 

Plastic Bag Recycling

Eagle Enterprises Recycling is no longer accepting plastic bags and bubble wrap in the large bin behind the library. Don't throw those bags away though! Bring them in the library and place them in our new indoor collection receptacle. Our indoor receptacle takes many of the plastic bags that we use everyday including grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, ziplock & other re-sealable abgs, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags. All materials must be clean, dry and free of food residue. 

 

 

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 Brimfield Area Food Pantry.  Items can be dropped in our pantry drop box located in the library entryway.

For those in need, the Food Pantry is located just west of the Brimfield Legion and are open on Wednesday's from 3:00-6:30pm and Saturday's from 8:00-10:00am. For more inforamtion, please visit their Facebook page.