The Library is open for contactless CURBSIDE SERVICE of books, materials as well as Photocopy and Printed Document Pickup. To help limit the spread of Coronavirus and ensure the health and safety of community members we do not have walk-in patron visits at this time. The library continues to monitor recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Will County Health Department. We thank you for understanding that our priority and concern is to insure the safety of our customers and staff.
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The Homer Township Public Library is partnering with area libraries and opening our book drops to collect donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for area hospitals and health care workers.
Participating libraries will be collecting the following:
- N95 masks
- Procedural masks
- Isolation gowns
- Surgical gowns
- Disposable lab coats
- Tyvek coveralls
- Hand-sewn masks (craftpassion.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern/)
- Hand sanitizer and bleach wipes
Items can be dropped off in our book drop at the library's entrance.
Any of the above items can be dropped off at these locations:
Joliet Public Library Black Road Branch
Shorewood-Troy Public Library
Plainfield Public Library
Lemont Public Library
New Lenox Public Library
Three Rivers Public Library District Channahon Branch
Three Rivers Public Library District Minooka Branch
Coal City Public Library
Robert W. Rowe Public Library
Please note: book drops will be open to collect PPE only. Patrons are asked to continue to please hold on to their checked out library materials and not return them to the book drops during this time.
Operation H.O.P.E. (Handing Out Protective Equipment) is a collaborative effort between local libraries to work together to help support our health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations will be dropped off at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet, and Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers.