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Pandemic Response archived 6-9-20

As Illinois enters phase 3 of Restore Illinois, the LME Library has moved to our phase 2 of our reopening planWe continue to monitor the directives provided by federal, state and local governments and encourage our library users to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

During this time our website is still open for business as usual. We appreciate your patience and we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. In addition, curbside pickup is also available - just call 385-4540 to request items and set a pickup time. As of May 29th, our public computers are available by appointment. Please call the library Mondays-Fridays 9am-3pm or Saturdays 9am-1pm to arrange access. Users will be limited to the computer area and will not have access to the entire library at this time. 

 

The library building has been closed to the public since March 18, 2020 and we will be reopening in phases. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our first priority. Actions to increase social distancing are the best way to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to the CDC. As we reopen, we will continue to carry out extra cleaning and disinfecting of the building.

 

We will stop charging all overdue fines and extend due dates on all currently checked out materials until June 12. Don’t feel the need to return anything while we are closed. Just stay home and enjoy!

 

You can also continue to use the library without visiting by downloading eBooks; listening to downloadable and streaming audiobooks; reading digital comics, newspapers, and magazines; learning a language; and much more. Stay connected with us on social media like facebook for more ideas for things to do with your library card, and ways to stay healthy and happy during this complicated time.

 

We look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon. We’d like to remind the public these service reductions are being done to slow down disease transmission. We are complying with the Governor's recommendations to "flatten the curve" as we work to balance the best interests of the Princeville community with efforts to contain the outbreak. 

 

The LME Library continues to be committed to creating an environment that is safe for our staff and users and minimizes the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are taking these measures to share with you information about it and the steps we are taking to keep our users safe.

 

Resources:

The library has created a resource list and will continue to add to it as more resources are located. We have put it on our website under RESOURCES | CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES  http://lmelibrary.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=736&Itemid=267

 

We have already posted some information on our Librarian’s Blog. The first post was on March 10, 2020 http://librarylill.blogspot.com/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19.html

 

What LME Library is doing to help prevent the spread of any infectious diseases:

We are currently following the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the Centers for disease Control (CDC) and the Peoria City/County Health Department (PCCHD). We are also following the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) guidelines for Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities and frequently reviewing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's information for workers.

 

What you can do to help:

Your help is greatly appreciated to help minimize the spread of disease. Here are some simple steps you can take to help.

  1. Leave home only for essential activities. (see Illinois Executive Orders)
  2. Practice social distancing and wear a mask in public.
  3. Wash hands frequently using the World Health Organzation (WHO) video on hand washing. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PmVJQUCm4E
  4. Practice good hygiene by regularly disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and avoid touching your face.  
  5. Cover your coughs or sneezes.
  6. Stay home if you are sick or have sick family members at home.

There are additional practices in this handout from the CDC on Keeping workplaces, homes, schools, or commercial establishments safe 

 

We'll continue to keep the public informed as the pandemic progresses. Stay safe and stop the spread.

Pandemic Response

The LME Library will be open to public with extra precautions starting June 10th.

 

The LME Library has moved to our phase 3 of our reopening proceduresWe will continue to monitor the directives provided by federal, state and local officials and are committed to creating an environment that minimizes the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19 (coronavirus). The following measures have been enacted to lower the risk to both our staff and our library users of exposure to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus.

 

Facility Use Limitations

Health Awareness: Patrons and staff are asked to be aware of their own health. If you feel unwell, please stay home. 

Hours of Operation: The library has shortened hours of operation due to concerns about length of exposure increasing risk but we will increase hours if able (Hours as of 9/8/20 are Monday 9am-8pm Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-1pm).

Entering & Existing Facility: All entrances are open as of 9/8/20.

Visit Duration: Users will be asked to minimize the time they spend in the building. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Furniture and toys have been removed to discourage gathering and lingering.

Hygiene Practices: Create social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people whenever possible. Wash your hands with soap and water often or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Masks should be worn over the nose and mouth by everyone who can wear them. If you cannot wear a mask, please contact us for curbside services.

Rooms & Programs: The meeting and study rooms are closed and unavailable. Library programming is limited to online, outdoor, and take & make kits. No meeting room reservations are being accepted.

Computer Use: Only certain public computers will be available for use and patrons are encouraged to limit their entire time in the library to less than one hour.

Holds delivery: System-wide delivery of materials from other libraries restarted on June 29th

 

Alternatives to Library Visits

For patrons unable to enter public spaces, the library will continue to offer the following services: 

  • Curbside pickup: patrons may call 385-4540 or email requests This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and arrange for a pickup time.
  • Computer usage: there is a laptop with printing capabilities available for curbside use. Please call the library at 385-4540 to arrange an appointment.
  • Online services are available through the library’s website. These include ebooks, eaudios, subscription databases, and other online resources.

Due to quarantining practices, we have stopped charging all overdue fines at this time. We are following our library system's guidelines for quarantine. Currently, quarantine time length is 3 days. Items returned to the LME Library are quarantined for 24 hours before discharging. For this reason, you may see items on your library record even after they have been returned. However, all items will be discharged fine free and any accumulated fines will be removed.

 

We appreciate your patience and we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. According to the CDC, three actions can help protect you and your loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Watch your distance (stay 6 feet apart from others who do not live in your household). Wear a mask. As we continue our reopening procedures, we will continue to monitor government recommendations as well as carry out extra cleaning and disinfecting of the building.

 

You can continue to use the library without visiting by downloading eBooks; listening to downloadable and streaming audiobooks; reading digital comics, newspapers, and magazines; learning a language; and much more. Stay connected with us on social media like facebook for more ideas for things to do with your library card, and ways to stay healthy and happy during this complicated time. We look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

 

Resources:

The library has created a resource list and will continue to add to it as more resources are located. We have put it on our website under RESOURCES | CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES  http://lmelibrary.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=736&Itemid=267

 

Our first post regarding the novel coronavirus on our Librarian's blog was on March 10, 2020 http://librarylill.blogspot.com/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19.html

 

What LME Library is doing to help prevent the spread of any infectious diseases:

We are currently following the recommendations in Restore Illinois and guidelines set forth by the Centers for disease Control (CDC) and the Peoria City/County Health Department (PCCHD). We are also following the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) guidelines for Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities and frequently reviewing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's information for workers.

 

What you can do to help:

Your help is greatly appreciated to help minimize the spread of disease. Here are some simple steps you can take to help.

  1. Continue limiting in-person contact with others and expand social contact cautiously.
  2. Practice social distancing and wear a mask in public.
  3. Wash hands frequently using the World Health Organzation (WHO) video on hand washing. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PmVJQUCm4E
  4. Practice good hygiene by regularly disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and avoid touching your face.  
  5. Cover your coughs or sneezes.
  6. Stay home if you are sick or have sick family members at home.

There are additional practices in this handout from the CDC on Keeping workplaces, homes, schools, or commercial establishments safe 

 

We'll continue to keep the public informed as mitigation measures change. Stay safe and stop the spread.

Pandemic Response May Archived 5-20-20

Due to the Governor’s “stay at home” order extension (Illinois Executive Order 2020-32), the library will continue to be closed to the public until further notice. We continue to monitor the directives provided by federal, state and local governments and encourage our library users to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

During this time our website is still open for business as usual. We appreciate your patience and we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.   

 

The library building has been closed to the public since March 18, 2020. Closing the library was an extraordinarily difficult decision that we have made only because of these extraordinary circumstances. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our first priority. Early actions to increase social distancing are the best way to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to the CDC. While we are closed, we will continue to carry out extra cleaning and disinfecting of the building.

 

We will stop charging all overdue fines and extend due dates on all currently checked out materials until June 12. Don’t feel the need to return anything while we are closed. Just stay home and enjoy!

 

You can also continue to use the library without visiting by downloading eBooks; listening to downloadable and streaming audiobooks; reading digital comics, newspapers, and magazines; learning a language; and much more. Stay connected with us on social media like facebook for more ideas for things to do with your library card, and ways to stay healthy and happy during this complicated time.

 

We look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon. We’d like to remind the public these service reductions are being done to slow down disease transmission. We are complying with the Governor's recommendations to "flatten the curve" as we work to balance the best interests of the Princeville community with efforts to contain the outbreak. 

 

 

The LME Library continues to be committed to creating an environment that is safe for our staff and users and minimizes the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are taking these measures to share with you information about it and the steps we are taking to keep our users safe.

 

Resources:

The library has created a resource list and will continue to add to it as more resources are located. We have put it on our website under RESOURCES | CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES  http://lmelibrary.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=736&Itemid=267

 

We have already posted some information on our Librarian’s Blog. The first post was on March 10, 2020 http://librarylill.blogspot.com/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19.html

 

What LME Library is doing to help prevent the spread of any infectious diseases:

We are currently following the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the Centers for disease Control (CDC) and the Peoria City/County Health Department (PCCHD). We are also following the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) guidelines for Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities and frequently reviewing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's information for workers.

 

What you can do to help:

Your help is greatly appreciated to help minimize the spread of disease. Here are some simple steps you can take to help.

  1. Leave home only for essential activities. (see Illinois Executive Orders)
  2. Practice social distancing and wear a mask in public.
  3. Wash hands frequently using the World Health Organzation (WHO) video on hand washing. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PmVJQUCm4E
  4. Practice good hygiene by regularly disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and avoid touching your face.  
  5. Cover your coughs or sneezes.
  6. Stay home if you are sick or have sick family members at home.

There are additional practices in this handout from the CDC on Keeping workplaces, homes, schools, or commercial establishments safe 

 

We'll continue to keep the public informed as the pandemic progresses. Stay safe and stop the spread.

Coronavirus Resources

 

World Health Organzation (WHO) video on hand washing

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PmVJQUCm4E

 

Center for Disease Control Coronavirus page www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration's information for workers 

www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/

 

World Health Organization's site to combat misinformation 

www.epi-win.com/

 

Worldometers Cononavirus Outbreak 

www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

 

CDC Case Tracker 

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker

 

COVID-19 Projections

https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections

 

IL Dept of Public Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CORVID-19)

www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus 

 

Peoria County Health Department’s Page on COVID-19

www.pcchd.org/289/COVID-19-Coronavirus

 

What is my Covid risk? (Center for Digital Health, Brown University) mycovidrisk.app 

 

COVID Explained - Emily Oster (economics, Brown Univ.) is perhaps best known for her evidence-based guides, but her latest project finds her teaming up with Galit Alter (medicine, Harvard Medical Sch.) and researchers and students at institutions including Brown, MIT, Harvard, and Massachusetts General Hospital to launch COVID Explained, a site that aims to provide unbiased, comprehensive information to help people make good decisions. https://explaincovid.org/

 

University of Toronto How to spot misinformation about the coronavirus https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/faq/how-can-i-spot-misinformation-about-coronavirus-and-covid-19?utm_source=ILL&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=covidnews

 

Big Table Peoria's COVID-19 resources

https://data.greaterpeoria.us/greater-peoria-covid/

 

All in Illinois https://www.enjoyillinois.com/allinillinois 

 

Illinois Municipal League COVID-19 Resources https://www.iml.org/covid

 

Illinois Library Association https://www.ila.org/advocacy/covid-19-resources#Illinois%20Department%20of%20Public%20Health%20Resources

 

How you can help

Get Us PPE https://getusppe.org

Illinois PPE Network https://sites.google.com/margalus.com/illinoisppe/home

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/give/

UnityPoint Hospital's "How to Help" page https://www.unitypoint.org/help.aspx

University of Utah Libraries PPE page https://campusguides.lib.utah.edu/PPE

 

Library information 

LME Library's Pademic Response page http://lmelibrary.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=737:pandemic-response&catid=23:pending

 

Illinos Library Association https://www.ila.org/advocacy/coronavirus-resources

 

Everylibrary’s Resources for Libraries on Coronavirus

www.everylibrary.org/resources_for_libraries_on_coronavirus

 

ALA’s Pandemic Preparedness

www.ala.org/tools/atoz/pandemic-preparedness

 

Reaching Across Illinois Library System COVID-19 https://www.railslibraries.info/issues/178451

 

Heartland Library Sytem COVID-19 https://www.illinoisheartland.org/covid19

 

IMLS COVID-19 Resources for Libraries and Museums https://www.imls.gov/covid-19-resources-libraries-and-museums

 

IMLS Midigating COVID-19 When Managing Library Collections https://www.imls.gov/webinars/mitigating-covid-19-when-managing-paper-based-circulating-and-other-types-collections

 

WebJunction's Libraries and the Coronavirus: Evolving Information and Resources

 

EDGE Library Coronavirus Resources https://www.libraryedge.org/coronavirus

 

 

Library 2.0 Libraries Stepping Up (recorded sessions) https://www.library20.com/page/crisis

 

Libraries and 3D Printer-made Masks, Face Shields, and Component Parts for High-Risk Health Care Workers https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ASAX7VEU6jb3vMcD9XxLB1iW_zXBZjWWndHK3dbZgHk/edit

 

Letter from the Illinois State Library 

alsi.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/RSAwebsite/search/asset/8468/

 

Memo from the Department of Central Management Services 

alsi.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/RSAwebsite/search/asset/8469/

 

 

Princeville Peony Project

In 2020, the Lillie M. Evans Library District is starting the Princeville Peony Project or P3. We are working with the Princeville Heritage Museum and other community organizations to locate, photograph, and identify Auten peonies still growing in and around Princeville. This project will take several years to complete, but we hope to start cataloging some of the iconic images of Princeville—the Auten peonies.

Do you have an Auten peony? If you are certain you have an Auten variety, please fill out this form online or call the library sometime between May 18-June 18. Please contact us after your peonies have started blooming so that we can get photos for identification purposes. The library website is lmelibrary.org and our phone number is 385-4540. For 2020, we are focusing only on peonies that residents know for sure are Auten varieties. In subsequent years, we hope to open identification to possible Auten varieties but we want to focus on the known specimens first.

Thank you for helping us preserve our local history!

Peonies and Princeville

Princeville is known locally as the Peony Capital of the World due to Edward Auten, Jr. and his fields of peonies. Mr. Auten was a life-long Princeville resident who was educated at Harvard University. He graduated with a degree in economics and music and worked at his father’s bank, Auten & Auten. He had many interests and was an accomplished organist and composer.

Mr. Auten started growing peonies as a hobby. He turned to peonies after abandoning roses due to their thorns and difficulty overwintering. As his passion for peonies grew, it became a full-time business. From 1925 until he retired in 1963, Mr. Auten introduced almost 300 named varieties of peonies—many still popular today.

Auten peony fields drew visitors from across the state and around the country. Peonies would bloom in May and June along both sides of Route 91 on the north side of town and by the village of Monica, a few miles west of Princeville. Princeville’s first “Peony Day” was held on Sunday, June 6, 1937 and became an annual event. Crowds flocked to Princeville so they could view the fields and purchase varieties.

Edward Auten Jr. died on May 13, 1974 at the age of 92. By the time he retired at the age of 81, he had devoted more than 50 years to growing and hybridizing peonies. The fields are gone now, but Mr. Auten’s legacy and his impact on Princeville remains.

Bit.ly link: https://bit.ly/PrincevillePeonies

[Photo courtesy of the Princeville Heritage Museum]

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Princeville 50k in May

50k in May - WEB

Open to all ages and all activity levels - walk, run, bike, or workout. Join the Princeville 50k in May virtual challenge to stay fit and active!

Fitness classes may be postponed and gyms may be closed, but the sidewalks and the Rock Island Trail are open. There's no better way to social distance than going for a walk around the neighborhood, following along to a workout video, lifting weights, or biking the Trail. 

What is a Virtual Challenge?

A virtual challenge is a challenge that can be accomplished from any location and with any workout you choose. You can run, walk, jog, bike, follow a workout video, lift weights in your basement, etc. As long as you stay active, you'll defeat the challenge!

The rules are simple:

  • Run, walk, jog, bike or exercise on your own time at your own pace
  • Keep track of each kilometer/minute you are active. Download the log below or use an app to record each distance.
  • Stack up 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) by May 30.
  • Connect with us and other participants by tagging your photos #Princeville50k on social media

Mile Converter Info
Not a runner? That's OK! If you'd rather lift weights, go for a family walk, ride your bike, or follow a workout video online, you still count it toward your goal. Minutes go by 10 minute increments with each 10 min = 1 kilometer. The form has an easy calculation to convert minutes to kilometers if you choose to use minutes instead of kilometers.

50k=31 miles     1k=.62 mile

Kilometer/Minute converter for walking, biking, etc: 10 minutes = 1k

Calculation: X Min divided by 10 multiplied by 1 Kilometer = X Kilometers
Examples: 10 Min=1 Kilometer / 30 Min=3 Kilometers / 45 Min=4.5 Kilometers / 60 Min=6 Kilometers

This challenge is open to all ages and all activity levels.

Keep Track of your Kilometers

It’s easy to keep track of your Princeville 50k in May activities. You can

Join the Princeville 50k in May virtual challenge to stay fit and active!

LME Hotspots

Hotspots A hotspot is a wi-fi device you can use to connect a mobile-enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet, to the Internet. The hotspots are portable and Mobile Beacon’s internet service is provided on Sprint’s 4G LTE network. The hotspot has unlimited data but can only be used within the continental United States. The coverage area can be viewed at http://www.mobilebeacon.org/lte-coverage/   

The Lillie M. Evans Library District makes hotspots available to LME Library card holders to assist in research, networking, recreation and document or presentation production needs. Hotspots are provided according to availability.

The following rules and regulations apply:

1. The Lillie M. Evans Library lends hotspot devices to LME Library cardholders ages 18 or above with library cards in good standing (i.e. library card is not blocked due to unpaid fines or lost materials) and who have held a LME Library card for at least 90 days. **TEMPORARY PANDEMIC MEASURE: hotspots will be loaned to any LME cardholder with a signed Internet agreement who is in good standing**

2. In addition, the LME Library’s Internet Policy & Agreement and a Hotspot Patron Agreement Form must also be completed.

3. Hotspots checkout is limited to one per household. When the hotspot is returned, there is a 24-hour waiting period to checkout another hotspot device by that household.

4. The loan period is 7 days, and it cannot be renewed or reserved. 

5. Hotspots are available at the Circulation Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. The library reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who abuse equipment or who are repeatedly late in returning materials. 

6. Hotspots are to be returned inside the library at the circulation desk, not in the book drop. Patrons will be held responsible for damage to the item if it is returned in the book drop. Hot spots must be kept in a temperature controlled environment (not left in vehicles or in extreme temperature environments).

7. Fines for unreturned hotspots are $5 per day and will accumulate up to the full replacement cost of $75 for a hotspot that is not returned. If the hotspot is overdue, the service will be cut off and the user’s library privileges will be suspended.

8. The library is not responsible for any liability, damages or expense resulting from use or misuse of the device, connection of the device to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from use of device. 

9. The borrower assumes full responsibility for the cost of repair or replacement in the event that the hotspot is lost, stolen or damaged. The Library staff will assess the technological issues and charge the borrower accordingly. Missing parts will result in the following charges:

    • Hotspot: $75
    • USB cable:$15
    • Adapter:$15
    • Case:$15

If the hotspot is not returned, its wireless service will be discontinued and the hotspot will be unusable.  

10. The Library is not responsible for information accessed using this device or for personal information that is shared over the internet. Hotspot users are encouraged to follow safe internet practices.

11. The following behaviors can result in the suspension of hotspot privileges and/or criminal prosecution:   Three (3) late returns for any device checkout will result in being permanently banned from borrowing all hotspot devices.

    • Viewing, displaying, or disseminating materials that are judged in accordance with current legal definitions as being obscene.
    • Use of the internet in any way which violates federal, state, or municipal laws.
    • Failure to return devices in a timely manner.

12. Three (3) late returns for any device checkout will result in being permanently banned from borrowing all hotspot devices.

     To view the Hotspot Lending Policy in printable form, click here.

     The Hotspot Patron Agreement Form is available here.

     The Hotspot User Suvey is available here.

     The Patron instruction sheet is available here.

     Address shortcut: http://bit.ly/LMEhotspots

 

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