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Galena library to continue pick up/drop off services: Galena library building to close


GALENA–Due to the continual increase in COVID-19 positivity rates in the county, the Galena Public Library building will be closing to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.

As in the spring and summer, the library will implement curbside services. These services will include picking up and dropping off materials, providing copy and printing services, and purchasing tickets to the upcoming seventh annual Galena LitFest.

Curbside will be available during the following hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturdays, noon-3 p.m.

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When picking up or dropping off materials, call the library at 815-777-0200 and a member of the staff will meet patrons in the back parking lot. Patrons can continue to place holds as Interlibrary loans will not be interrupted. To place holds on materials visit GalenaLibrary.org and click Card Catalog, download the card catalog app PrairieCat, or contact the library by phone or email, holds@galenalibrary.org.

During this closure, the library will begin to offer video assistance for services such as reader’s advisory, using the online card catalog, tech help and more. Patrons may contact the library to set up a time for a Zoom meeting. Library programming will continue to be offered online via facebook.com/galenalibrary, YouTube and Zoom.

Any questions regarding the closure or curbside services, contact Jenna Diedrich, director, at 815-777-0200 or diedrichj@galenalibrary.org.