of all library programs and meetings scheduled inside the Library buildings
during this time.
material return drop boxes at the Thomas and Hageman Branches will not be
available to use. Please do not return your items to the Library during this
time. All due dates will be extended while we are closed, so patrons won’t
accrue late fees.
patrons to take advantage of our virtual library resources at wpl.lib.in.us/virtual-library/
for eBooks, eMovies, eMagazines, eMusic, eLearning resources, and more.
“Find the latest
Library updates on the WPL Facebook or Twitter page, or website at
Lisa Stamm told the Chesterton Tribune most of the WPL staff will not
be working during the closure as a measure to limit nonessential travel and
interactions, but full- and part-time staff will still be paid for their
regularly scheduled shifts. Some essential staff may periodically go into
work or telecommute, she said.
The closure of WPL
follows the closure yesterday of the Porter and Lake County library systems
as well as the Hammond, Crown Point, and Michigan City libraries.
The Porter County
Library system, where WPL cardholders benefit from a reciprocal borrowing
agreement, is offering a curbside pickup service at all branches Monday
through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Patrons may check
out up to 20 books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, wifi hotspots, video game
systems, or puzzles by placing a request online or on the PCL app, waiting
24 hours for their requests to be filled, then parking in a designated
“Library Express” parking spot and calling the pickup phone number posted
nearby. Due dates and return procedures for PCL materials remain the same.