LVDL Service Updates

Welcome back to Lake Villa District Library. Face coverings required, social distancing measures will be in place and a limited number of people will be allowed in at one time. More Information

June 22, 2020

An Important Service Update from Lake Villa District Library

Lake Villa District Library is committed to serving its community as safely and effectively as possible.  Earlier this month we began accepting returns and implemented Curbside Pickup.  Both services were well received by patrons who’ve missed the library being open.  We, too, have missed serving our patrons in person.  

We are pleased to announce that LVDL will open its doors and return to normal operating hours beginning Monday, June 29 at 9am.  We will operate under a new service model which will make visiting the library a slightly different experience.

What To Expect When We Reopen:

  • Face coverings will be required.
  • Capacity will be limited. 
  • Social distancing measures will be in place throughout the building.
  • Limited Adult area public computers will be available.  
  • Fax/Scanner/Copiers will be available.
  • High-traffic areas will be cleaned and disinfected regularly.
  • The facility will continue to be thoroughly cleaned every evening.

 What Services Will Not Be Immediately Available:

  • In-person public programs, storytimes and discussions. 
  • One-on-One technology assistance.
  • Public seating areas.
  • Imaginative Play area.
  • In-library reading materials, such as newspapers.
  • Meeting Room/Study Room/Videogaming Room Reservations.
  • Notary and Voter Registration.
  • Donations are not being accepted at this time.

What You Can Do To Help:

  • Stay home if you or a household member are feeling sick.
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Keep your visit short and only touch items you need to.
  • Keep 6 ft between you and other patrons and staff members.
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer.

Please note, if you cannot wear a mask for medical reasons and would like to visit the library, please contact us for accommodations at refdesk@lvdl.org or by calling 847.356.7711. 

Serving our community during this unprecedented time has been a challenge, yet your support and patience have been remarkable and are greatly appreciated. Thank you!  We will continue to share updates on our website and social media as they become available. 

We look forward to seeing you soon.


June 10, 2020

The safe handling of returned materials is of great importance to us.

LVDL, along with other area libraries and library systems, is closely following The Realm Project, a research study on how long the COVID-19 virus survives materials prevalent in libraries.  While this project is comprehensive and will go on for quite some time, the early results indicate that holding items for a period of 7 days is a sufficient amount of time to mitigate the virus.  More information about this project can be found here: https://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/COVID-19-research-project.html

Plans to open the library to the public are currently in development.  We will provide updates as we can.

Materials Return

Return items to the library during the following times:
Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm        Tuesday and Thursday  4-7pm

  • Use the manual book drop located in the upper parking lot or the temporary bins located near the main entrance. 
  • It may take up to seven days for items to be removed from your account.
  • Book donations will not be accepted.   
Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup is available during the following times: 
Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm        Tuesday and Thursday  4-7pm

  • Visit www.lvdl.org or call 847.356.7711 to place available LVDL items on hold.
  • When you’ve received notification that your holds are available, come to the library and park in the main entrance parking lot. 
  • Call 847.356.7711 when you are parked and provide your last name and last four-digits of the LVDL card that was used to place the hold. 
  • An LVDL staff member will place your items on a designated table at the library entrance. 
  • Please let us know if you require assistance; staff is happy to help.