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Updated: 7/31/2020 CURRENT PHASE: PHASE 3 

Our Dearest Community Members,

We would first like to say that we have missed all of you and hope that you are safe and well. Though the library building has been closed since March 17, 2020, we have offered online reference, entertainment databases, programming and online borrower registration. We will continue to offer these services with more to come!

The Library Board and Staff have worked diligently to create a five phase* reopening plan for the library.

Phase 1: Accepting Returns

On June 8, 2020 the library began accepting returns through the drive thru drop box only. 

Phase 2: No Contact Curbside Pickup Service 

On June 17, 2020 the library began No Contact Curbside Pick Up.

Phase 3: Grab 'n Go Service

The Fox Lake Library is excited to welcome back the community! We will be taking appointments for visits with doors opening on Monday, August 3, 2020. Our No-Contact Curbside Pickup Service will continue to run in conjunction with the Grab 'n Go (by appointment only) library visits. Please see the following hours for this service and contact the library to make an appointment or schedule a curbside pickup time.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Grab 'n Go: Hourly Appointments • 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Curbside Service: Timeframe Appointments • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Curbside Service: Timeframe Appointments • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Grab 'n Go: Hourly Appointments • 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Sunday Closed

The Fox Lake District Library is dedicated to the safety of our community. After each appointment, Library Staff thoroughly cleans their assigned areas prior to the start of the next appointment. Acrylic stands have been installed at each service desk along with 6' distancing floor signs. All returning items are quarantined for a 5 day period before being checked in and placed on the shelves. We ask for your patience as we implement heightened safety practices.

Please call 847-587-0198 to make an appointment to visit the library. Click the logo below to view a complete version of all our new safety practices and procedure changes.

Phase 4: Transition to Full Service

Start date to be determined.

Phase 5: Return of Full Service

Start date to be determined.

We want to thank our community members for their continued support!

Your dedicated Library Board and Staff

*Please note that the numbered phases of the Fox Lake Library's re-opening plan do not necessarily coincide with the numbered phases of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan. (added 06/25/2020)

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Hours of Operation
Appt Only
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
T Th S
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
T Th S
10:00 am - 1:00 pm