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Beyond the Bookshelves: COVID-19 and Geneva Library service update

For the safety of our community and staff, and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Geneva Public Library offers only drive-up and online service. We will open to in-building service after our region achieves Tier 2 status; as this column went to press Gov. Pritzker indicated our region might move to Tier 2 soon. Please check our website,, to get updates on library service.

We are here for you via our drive-up Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Use our catalog at to reserve your books and materials, and pick up your materials from our drive-up window for contactless service.

Our online services are available 24/7 at, including:

· remote printing service

· online events including storytimes, crafts, tech topics, and more

· 3D printer

· eBooks, eAudiobooks; downloadable movies, music, and TV shows

Need help? Call us at 630-232-0780, or email us at

We continue to monitor local, state, and national responses to the COVID pandemic and post updates on our website,

The Librarian Recommends: Fans of witty and detailed narratives, historical fantasy, and fast-paced monster hunts will enjoy “My Calamity Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. The greatest heroes of the wild west meet the supernatural in this standalone novel, the third in a series. Each book focuses on a famous Jane from history – in this case Calamity Jane – and rewrites her story with a happier ending and magical subplots, says our Librarian Erin Wittry.

Paula Krapf is public relations and marketing manager for Geneva Public Library. The “Beyond the Bookshelves” column runs the third Thursday of each month. Feedback can be sent to

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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