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We're welcoming patrons back into the library

Welcome back! We are allowing patrons into the library building, but with limited capacity, hours and services. Click here to learn about our new hours, services and restrictions. Keep in mind this could change depending on COVID-19 statistics in our area and state guidelines.



Interlibrary loan service has resumed!

You can begin borrowing items from 19 other libraries in our CCS consortium. Before, you could only place holds on items in your home library. Please be patient, as there may be some delay in getting items to our library. To place a hold on items outside our collection: Search for the item in our online catalog; click on "Place Hold;" Log in to your library account; Click on "Submit Request."



joystick Video Game Checkout Guidelines Changed

McHenry cardholders can now: check out new video games, check out a mix of new and regular video games for a total of 5; place holds on video games, and check out video games for 1 week. Non-McHenry cardholders can: check out 5 regular video games per card, place holds on video games, but cannot check out new video games.





Don't Have a Library Card? Get one from Home! e library cardMany of the free online resources the library pays for require a library card number to gain access. If you don't have one and live in our district, click here to register for a temporary e-card number. Your library account password is your PIN if asked for (as with Lynda.com). When we re-open, come in with a photo ID and something else with your current address on it and get a new physical card.





Use Our Free Online Resources to Keep You and Your Kids Learning

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCESWhile we're all safe at home, this could be a good time to learn a new skill or hobby, create arts and crafts with CreativeBug, or help your kids with their remote learning with these Homework Help resources. Check out Lynda.com for hundreds of classes, as well as The Great Courses through RBDigital (click on "Entertainment"), plus learn a new language with Mango Languages! (Note: with Lynda.com, you'll need your library card number and library account PIN, which is your password.)




Unemployed? Need Help Finding a Job? Worried about Finances?

application 1915345 640Use our Career Guidance Center to get help with writing a resume, perfecting the interview, and more. Bruch up on your business skills or software knowledge with Lynda.com. You'll need your library card number and PIN, which is your library account password. Also, one of our regular presenters, Karen Chan, came up with a great document she said we could share: "Tools for Managing Your Finances During the COVID-19 Pandemic." In it, she provides resources for things like unemployment benefits, government programs, cash payments to families, and tips for managing your money.



CuriosityStream Features New COVID-19 Series

covid 19 curiosity streamCuriosity Stream has worked with experts in various fields to put together a new series on the COVID-19 pandemic. Four episodes are available so far: "Psychology of a Pandemic;" "Combating the Outbreak;" "Race for a Vaccine" and "Treating the Disease." CuriosityStream documentaries are free with your library card number. Click here to get started.