Library Closing due to Covid-19

March 16, 2020

Dear readers,

In response to recommendations for limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus we have determined it is in the best interest of our community to close the library beginning Tuesday, including suspending all public programs, events and use of our meeting spaces from March 17th through April 7th. Our current plan is to resume normal operations on Wednesday, April 8th but are keenly aware of the need to remain flexible.

Please note that all items currently being held for patrons may be picked up at the drive thru window but no new requests will be filled during this interim period.  Furthermore, all items currently checked out will have the due dates adjusted to avoid any unnecessary penalties.

Telephone support will be available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm by calling 309-274-2719. You can also email either or the director at

Additionally, to help our community keep connected the library’s Wi-Fi will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Just log on from our parking lot to CPLDPublic; no password is necessary.

While it never feels good to close, we believe doing so is the appropriate solution to help mitigate risk to our community.

We’re looking forward to seeing you back in the library soon!

Until then, be well ~

Mary Aylmer


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