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Temporary library cards are now available to people living within the Carlinville Community School District Unit #1

Temporary cards will give access to eBooks and eAudiobooks only

To get a temporary card:

  • Go to Your Library Resources are available anytime, anywhere (located at the top of the home page)
  • Click on Your Account
  • You will see "If you are not registered for library services, click or tap here to register now"
  • Click or tap on the link
  • Fill out the registration form
  • The Username must start with a letter.
  • The Password should be a 4-digit number.  This PIN will be your password for some of the resources, so make sure it's something you'll remember.  Type in this same number in the "Verification" field. Make sure to write down the Username and Password.
  • Submit the form
  • Once you have submitted your registration form, you will get a confirmation page.  You will NOT get an email confirming that the form was submitted.  
  • PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU WRITE DOWN THE TEMPORARY CARD NUMBER.  This is the barcode you will use to access digital resources.
  • If you have any issues completing the form, please contact us by email at mail@carlinvillelibrary.org or by telephone at 217-854-3505.
  • The top of the page will read "you can pick up your card at the branch specified."  We will NOT be making a physical card for you to pick up so you will not need to come to the library-this only gives access to the digital resources.

Temporary cards are valid until June 30, 2020

To change a temporary card into a permanent card:

  • When the library building is once again open to the public, bring in a photo ID (driver's license, FOID card, State ID card) and 2 pieces of current mail addressed to you at the address on the application.
  • Fill out a registration card.
  • If you are a city resident, the card is valid for 3 years.
  • If you are not a city resident, you will be eligible for a non-resident card.  Non-resident cards are valid for 1 year and are $60.00.
  • If you have any questions about converting  a temporary card, please email the library at carlinvillelibrary.org or call the library at 217-854-3505.

The library will be closing at 8 PM on Wednesday, March 18th in response to COVID-19  

The Carlinville Public Library will close to the public as of 8 PM, Wednesday, March 18th.  Due to Governor Pritzker's extension of the Shelter in Place Order, the library now hopes to reopen to the public on Monday, June 1st.

All programs and meetings will be cancelled until further notice.

Late fees will be waived until June 7th. 

The exterior book drop will be available to return books and magazines (no CDs or DVDs).

Library staff will be available limited hours to assist patrons by telephone (217-854-3505) or email (mail@carlinvillelibrary.org) with remote library services.

FAQs

I have items checked out from the Library that are due before June 1st. Should I return those?
Please do not worry about returning items currently borrowed from the library –books and magazines may be placed in the exterior drop box and will be checked in several times a day.  Please do not place CDs and DVDs in the drop box-wait until the library reopens and bring them to the circulation desk. We will not charge fines for items currently checked out. You can return your items when we reopen.

I had an item on hold. What if that becomes available while the Library is closed?
The Illinois Heartland Library System has suspended all holds on physical items. If you had an item on hold that was waiting to be picked up, it will be available to you when we reopen. Delivery of items from other libraries has been suspended indefinitely. Additionally, you will not able to place new holds on physical items until we reopen and then only on items in the Carlinville Public Library collection.

I have an item borrowed through Interlibrary Loan that is due before June 1st. Should I return that?
Please do not worry about returning these items until we reopen. We will not charge fines on items borrowed from our Library through Interlibrary Loan. We will also work with other lending libraries to ensure you are not charged late fines on items borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.  

Please use our Cloud Library services for access to eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

Through your library account, you will have access to 37,007 eBooks and 28,205 eAudiobooks

To set up an account, go to https://www.yourcloudlibrary.org.

  • You will need: your patron barcode and pin number
  • Follow the prompts
  • When asked for your home library, choose Illinois Heartland Library System
  • New titles may have a waiting list due to the licensing agreement with the big 5 publishing companies
  • If you have questions, call the library 217-854-3505 

Patrons also have access to browser-based reading through the Cloud Library web portal.  Patrons with older devices that are no longer compatible with the app, can now use any web browser to go to: 

https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/illinoisheartland.org

Just log in with: library barcode number and pin.  Patrons can then navigate to My Books.  Click on the Read button to access and read the borrowed items.  There is a hyperlink to this website in the Resource section of the Homepage.

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TumbleBooks are now available through August 31, 2020

How to access:

www.TumbleBookLibrary.com  Grades K-6 children's eBook database

www.TumbleMath.com   Grades K-6 math eBook database

www.TeenBookCloud.com  Grade 7-12 eBook database

www.AudioBookCloud.com  All ages audio book database

www.RomanceBookCloud.com  A collection of romance novels for the older crowd

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Did you know?

Our patrons  saved

$1,232,680.64

in 2019

by borrowing instead of buying!!!!!

As of March 31st,

Our patrons have saved

$282,441.81 

In 2020

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Census 2020

In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.

Counting every person living in the United States is a massive undertaking, and efforts begin years in advance. Here's a look at some of the key dates along the way:

2020

  • January 21: The U.S. Census Bureau started counting the population in remote Alaska. The count officially began in the rural Alaskan village of Toksook Bay.
  • March 12 - 20: Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.  
  • March 30 - April 1: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days. As part of this process, the Census Bureau counts people in shelters, at soup kitchens and mobile food vans, on the streets, and at non-sheltered, outdoor locations such as tent encampments.
  • April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
  • CANCELLED  April 5th:  The Carlinville Public Library will host a Census Day. Census takers will be at the library from 1-4 on Sunday to help fill out forms and answer any questions you may have about the census.
  • April: Census takers will begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. Census takers also begin conducting quality check interviews to help ensure an accurate count.
  • CANCELLED May 4th: The Carlinville Public Library will host a second Census Day.  Census takers will be at the library from 4-8 PM on Monday to help fill out forms and answer any questions you may have about the census.
  • June-August: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.

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Do you know...about E-Receipts?

You have the option of signing up for e-receipts. An e-receipt is emailed to you when you check out materials or renew them. This email gives you a complete list of your checkouts. It also sends a confirmation email if you renew an item. If you would like to sign up for this service, please contact us at the library and mention e-receipts.

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The Cloud Library has had a major upgrade. 

Go to http://yourcloudlibrary.com to check out the new look!!!! 

Patrons now have access to browser-based reading through the Cloud Library web portal.  Patrons with older devices that are no longer compatible with the app, can now use any web browser to go to: 

https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/illinoisheartland.org

Just log in with: library barcode number and pin.  Patrons can then navigate to My Books.  Click on the Read button to access and read the borrowed items.  There is a hyperlink to this website in the Resource section of the Homepage.

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CARLINVILLE PUBLIC  LIBRARY COOKBOOK

"WELL READ & WELL FED"

LESS THAN 4 COPIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

WHEN THEY ARE GONE, THEY ARE GONE!!
GET YOUR COPIES TODAY!


The library is proud to present "Well Read & Well Fed," a hardbound cookbook with 318 recipes from many of Carlinville's best cooks.  Special features include:  the history of the library (1870 to present), the names of the library trustees, the names of all the library directors starting with Annie Welsh in 1871, and 24 pages of cooking tips.  A photograph of the library's bronze statue, "Two Kids on a Bench," is on the cover.  Each recipe includes the contributor's name, so it is easy to find the recipes of friends and loved ones.  Recipes are indexed separately by contributor and title.   Available at the library, the price is $18.  It also can be ordered by sending a check for $21 (which includes $3 postage) to Carlinville Public Library, PO Box 17, Carlinville, IL 62626. For more information, call the library at 854-3505.
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Whats going on?

- Check out the calendar anytime

LIBRARY BOARD MEETING DATES 2020

January 6

February 3

March 2

April 6

May 4

June 1

July 6

August 3

*September 8

October 5

November 2

December 7

*Tuesday

DATES LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED IN 2020

January 1

January 20

February 17

DUE TO COVID-19 AND THE GOVENOR'S SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER, THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED

MARCH 19TH THROUGH JUNE 1ST

April 12

May 24, 25

July 4

August 5

September 6,7

November 11

November 26, 27

December 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

December 31

Library Board of Trustees e-mail address:  trustees@carlinvillelibrary.org

 


 Library e-mail address:  mail@carlinvillelibrary.org