Get a WPLD library card

Beginning now, if you reside in the Warrenville Public Library District boundaries, you can register for a temporary WPLD card online. You will have access to digital books, audiobooks, music, movies and magazines as well as online learning and research databases.

Here’s how it works:
Once you submit your application online, we will review it and activate an account for you. You will then receive an email with your temporary library card number and PIN and other instructions for its use, including how to fully activate your card once our building reopens.

This process applies to WPLD residents who…
– don’t have a library card
– aren’t sure if they have a library card
– know their card has expired
– lost their library card/don’t know their library card number or,
– are current WPLD members but are unable to login and access digital resources

Complete your online registration form now. This process might take a few days as we are working offsite with limited staff. You will be notified if for some reason we are not able to create a temporary card for you at this time.

Library Closed Until Further Notice to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

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Warrenville Public Library is closed until further notice, effective Monday, March 16 at noon. Closing the library was a difficult decision, as we know many of you rely on the library for research, education, entertainment and technology. However, the library stands in support of all efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Watch a message from Library Director Sandy Whitmer.

Adjustments to our usual timelines regarding return of library materials are as follows:

Due dates for ALL materials have been extended through May 15. You do not need to renew any materials through May 15.

All library book returns are closed; do not return any materials in the drive-up or walk-up book returns in the lower level parking lot.

No late fees will accrue during this closure.

WPLD cardholders can access downloadable, streaming or online resources at warrenville.com under the Reading and Research tabs or through these links:

eBooks | eAudiobooks | Movies | Music | Magazines | Online databases

When accessing these resources, have your library card number and PIN handy. Your PIN is your 4-digit birth month and day (mmdd).

Although the library building will be closed, some staff members may be onsite for limited hours. If you have questions, call our main number at 630/393-1171 and leave a message or visit the Contact Us page and email our management team.

Updates about when the library will reopen and timeline for return of materials will be posted here.

At this time, we also plan to post updates and provide information about accessing online library resources on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Please visit one of these sites for more information about Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Illinois Department of Public Health
DuPage County Health Department

If you have general questions, please call the Illinois COVID-19 hotline via phone at 1-800-889-3931 or send an email to DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.

U.S. Census – F.A.Q.

The U.S. census count affects allocation of funding for important public resources like schools, roads and libraries. Take part in your civic duty and make sure Warrenville gets counted. Here are some brief answers to questions you might have with links to complete information from the U.S. Census Bureau.

What is the 2020 Census?
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. It’s mandated by the Constitution and occurs every 10 years. National Census Day is April 1. Your response is required by law. Census Information

Why is the Census important?
Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, libraries and other resources based on the responses you provide on your Census form. Community Impact

How and when do I respond to the Census?
By about mid-March, you will receive an invitation to complete the Census form online, by phone or mail. Reminder notices will be sent to households that haven’t completed a form. Beginning in May, Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven’t responded. Important Dates

Who do I count on my Census form?
You should count everyone who is living in your house as of April 1, 2020. This means all family members, including infants and children, friends, roommates and renters who are living and sleeping in your house most of the time. If someone is staying in your home on April 1, and has no usual home elsewhere, you should count them in your response. Don’t include any family members who live outside your home, such as college students, military personnel or nursing home residents. Who to Count

Will my responses be sold to businesses or given to law enforcement?
The responses you give on your form are used only to produce statistics. You are kept anonymous. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone else in your home. The form does not ask for social security, drivers’ license or state ID information. Data Protection

Where do I go to ask questions? Complete my form?
The U.S. Census has published answers to popular questions at 2020census.gov/en/help.html. For questions about responding to the 2020 Census, call 844-330-2020 from 8 am to Midnight Central Time or visit the Language Support page for help in additional languages. When you’re ready to complete your Census questionnaire, visit my2020census.gov.

 

 

2020 Census is coming in March

The census is coming! The census is coming! Every 10 years, everyone living in the United States is asked to complete a simple but vital task: fill out a census form!

Beginning in early March, you will receive your invitation to complete the Census. For the first time, online responses are being accepted. You will also have the option to phone in your information. A paper form will be sent at a later date if you don’t respond online or via phone.

The Census provides an incredible opportunity to participate in shaping the future for your family and community. Results from the 2020 Census will be used to:

• Direct over $675 billion in federal funds for local schools, roads, libraries and other services
• Help our community prepare to meet transportation and emergency readiness needs
• Determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and your representation at all levels of the government

Beginning March 12, we will have secure, dedicated devices for you to submit your responses. You do not need a WPLD library card or other ID to use our computers to complete the Census.

On April 1, National Census Day, our entire Computer Lab will be reserved for anyone wishing to complete their census form online.

Not sure who to include on your form? Uncertain how the information will be used? We can help! Stop by or call our Adult Services Desk at 630/393-1171 x121.

For upcoming Census events at WPLD, visit our calendar.

For more information about the U.S. Census, watch this video.

Be counted, Warrenville!

 

Quiet Space and a Fireplace

Need a digital detox, breather or place to enjoy blissful silence? You’ll love the Quiet Room nestled behind our Adult Services Desk near our magazine section. Here we have cozy reading chairs and desks for studying and working (if you must!). Come for a short retreat to read, meditate or write in your journal. Or, stay for a long while to ponder the marvels of the universe. Complementing the space is our beautiful dual-sided fireplace, which we operate during the colder months. Keep Calm and Quiet On!

Spring Events at WPLD (March–May)

We’re a few weeks away from actual signs of spring, but registration is now open for WPLD events in March, April and May through our calendar.

The latest edition of our Reading Matters guide is jam packed. Fox Valley Wildlife Center is returning to WPLD with their ambassador animals and Goldfish Swim School instructors will be here to share water-safety tips. We’re also starting two new book clubs, one for adults at Two Brothers Tap House and the other for 8–12 year olds.

In addition to our popular Tech Talks and adult crafting, we’re hosting an after-hours trivia night, information sessions on medical cannabis and zero waste living, and many historical programs. Teens will have a great time at our new Anime Club, exam cram de-stress nights and other popular Teen Lounge events. There are Storytimes and STEAM events for the kids along with a Dr. Seuss reading celebration and a Toy Story 4 interactive movie viewing.

The 2020 Census is coming soon! We have a few Census events at the Library to  provide information and assistance with completing your form.

Register now for spring events through our calendar.