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1 09, 2021

Circulation Policy Updates

By |September 1st, 2021|

Effective September 1, 2021, nearly all physical items in the Deerfield Public Library will check out for three weeks. Yes! Even the most current copies of movies will now be available for a three-week checkout. Staff periodically review our policies to ensure that we are continuing to provide our DPL

23 06, 2021

We’re Back! Regular Library Hours Start June 28

By |June 23rd, 2021|

I’m pleased to announce that the Library building will be open for our regular days and hours, effective Monday, June 28, 2021. Thank you to the Deerfield community for your support during this time.  Updated Hours for Service, effective June 28: Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday:

21 05, 2021

Library Building is Open More Hours!

By |May 21st, 2021|

I’m pleased to announce that the Library building will be open to the public for more hours beginning Monday, May 24. We look forward to seeing more of our patrons more often! In the interest of continued safety for our staff and patrons of all ages, we will still require

23 03, 2021

Asian American Experiences & Anti-Racism Resources

By |March 23rd, 2021|

Contributed to by Anne, Cristina, and Heather The Deerfield Public Library stands with the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) in its recent statement condemning ongoing anti-Asian hate crimes that have permeated our country over the past year. Our Library strives to be a place of safety, inclusion, and diversity.

26 02, 2021

Welcome Back! Library building opens March 1

By |February 26th, 2021|

We have missed seeing our patrons! I’m pleased to announce that the Library building will be open to the public for limited hours beginning Monday, March 1, 2021.  Updated Hours for Service, effective March 1 Curbside Pickup: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2  p.m. NOTE: The location for curbside pickup will change on

1 12, 2020

Farewell to 2020 and Overdue Fines

By |December 1st, 2020|

Fine Free is finally here! Effective December 1, 2020, Deerfield Public Library will no longer collect overdue fines.  For the past two years, Library staff has researched the pros and cons of overdue fines, including potential usage barriers, efficiencies, and the Library’s bottom line. A first step in this direction

16 09, 2020

Statement from the Director: COVID-19 Exposure

By |September 16th, 2020|

On late Tuesday, September 15, 2020, the Library was notified of a known exposure of COVID-19 at Deerfield Public Library between September 9-11, 2020.  Based on the recommendations of the Illinois Department of Public Health, we were not required to close, and notification of this low-risk exposure to staff and

24 07, 2020

Welcome Back! Library building opens July 27

By |July 24th, 2020|

Update 10/29/2020: On October 28, Governor Pritzker announced new COVID-19 mitigation measures for region 9, which includes Deerfield. The Library’s current service model complies with the new regulations, so we will not make any service changes at this time.  Our current service model prioritizes the safety and health of our

16 07, 2020

Public Computers Now Available and More Updates

By |July 16th, 2020|

Our outdoor services - returns, curbside pickup, and grab-and-go crafts - have been hugely popular, which is gratifying. We have taken all necessary steps to prioritize the safety and health of our staff, patrons, and the greater community. With careful planning, we are ready to introduce additional services.  We know

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