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Hoopeston Library Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19; Library Hours Changing

The director of the Hoopeston Public Library was notified on Friday, Oct. 9, of a positive Covid-19 test for a staff member. As a result of this positive test, HPL closed for the weekend and remains closed today. For the health and safety of both staff and patrons, the library is taking this time to thoroughly disinfect the building and allow staff to be tested. The library expects to reopen on Tuesday for curbside service only.

Due to an increase in Covid-19 cases in the area, Hoopeston Public Library will return to curbside service only. Library hours will also be reduced. Library staff will be available by phone from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. All library items must be picked up using curbside service during these hours. Materials may also be returned by curbside during the open hours, or via the outside book drop after hours.

No public computer use will be available. Interlibrary loan service will continue and requests may be placed by phone or by using the online patron access catalog. Online story times and other programs will continue via Facebook. Copying, printing and fax service will still be available via curbside by appointment only by calling 217-283-6711.