As an almost daily visitor to the , I feel very prepared for the upcoming closing. I thought I would share my Top Five Library Closing Tips.
5. Check Out Lots of Books Before May 18
The great thing about checking out books right now is unless they are a seven-day book; they do not have to be returned until June 11. And, by checking out hordes of books, I feel I am contributing to the moving efforts of the library.
4. Register at Another Local Library
Most other local libraries have borrowing reciprocity with the Deerfield Library but your card needs to be registered with the other library before our library closes at 6 p.m. May 18. I already contacted my alternate library, the Northbrook Public Library, and I am good to go. They can verify a registered card over the phone—so stop in or call today.
3. Find a Place in Your House to Keep Checked Out Books
The Deerfield Library is so centrally located that whenever a book has been read in my house, it typically goes on the banister and I drive it to the library the following morning. This way, nothing disappears into the corners of my house never to be seen again. But now, there will be three weeks with no place to return books. So, I have created a “Return Box” spot in my house where all library books will go—no fees for me—I hope.
2. Never Have Enough Time to Watch Three-Day Check-Out Movies? Head in to the Library Between May 16-18.
Whenever we check out three-day movie rentals from the library, we never get around to watching them. Now, we can have the movies for three weeks. Definitely plenty of time to watch them.
1. Check Out the Deerfield Library Website to Get Any Additional Questions or Concerns Answered.
The website is quite comprehensive in answering all questions regarding the move, the closing and everything regarding the upcoming Library Improvement Plan.
And the most important thing of all-the drive-by drop boxes will be moved to the new location and will be available when the library opens in Cadwell’s Corners on June 11. Whew!