Wheaton Public Library (WPL) will remain closed until further notice, adhering to Governor Pritzker’s extension of the Stay at Home Executive Order. During this time, anyone living within the boundaries of School District 200 can obtain a temporary Wheaton Library Card to access eContent and online resources. Those who live within the district boundaries can sign up for a card at wheatonlibrary.org/getcard.
WPL staff has been working from home to develop a Virtual Library, which can be accessed at wheatonlibrary.org. The Virtual Library contains free online resources for remote learning, virtual tours, online performances, and WPL databases and eContent.
WPL’s Adult Services staff will be offering Virtual Reference through email at firstname.lastname@example.org and chat through the library’s website. Telephone Reference can be reached at 630-909-9698.
Online programming for all ages has begun, many using the Zoom platform. Book discussions, film discussions, kids’ library times, teen gaming, family game nights, computer tutorials, and more will be offered. Online programming schedule will be posted on the library’s online calendar at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar.
Message from Library Director Betsy Adamowski:
The Wheaton Public Library is happy that the 2019 Library Annual Report has been mailed to Wheaton residents. The 2019 Annual Report highlights the goals that the Library achieved from January 1 through December 30, 2019. The plan was to have the report in all homes the first part of March 2020.
However, due to COVID-19, the report was not only delayed but unable to be removed from production until the end of March 2020. Therefore, please note that the Library will not be opening on the extended hours of Fridays and Sundays until further notice.
Please, fill out your Census and be an integral part of shaping the City of Wheaton. Also, remember, you are not alone if you stay connected by visiting the Wheaton Public Library at www.wheatonlibrary.org. The Library misses all of you and can’t wait to open its doors to welcome you again. Keep reading and stay healthy.