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Library closed until further notice


We've had many questions regarding curbside pickup at our library.  While we are working on this, we do not yet have a set date for starting.  Please view our Curbside FAQs.  Hopefully, your questions will be answered there.  If not, contact us at

Our Spring Reading Challenge is still running through 5/23:  It's not too late to get started and win some great prizes. 


UPDATE 4/16:

Unfortunately, we have made the decision to cancel all in-house programming through May 30, 2020. We are working on virtual programming (Join our Spring Reading Challenge online here: and looking at how re-opening may look.  Rest assured that we are working hard to make sure that when we are released to re-open, it will happen as smoothly as possible. 


UPDATE 4/10:

Three Rivers Library is proud to be partnering with seven other area libraries to collect donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for area hospitals and health care workers as part of Operation H.O.P.E.

Our Minooka Branch's (109 N Wabena Ave) walk-up book drop on the St Mary's Street side of the building has been designated as a donation drop for Operation H.O.P.E.

Accepted items include:

  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • N95 masks
    • Procedural masks
    • Isolation gowns
    • Surgical gowns
    • Disposable lab coats
    • Tyvek coveralls
  • Hand-sewn masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bleach/Sanitizing wipes

Donated items will benefit our local hospitals, including Amita Health Saint Joseph Medical Center, Silver Cross Hospital, and Morris Hospital.

Other drop off locations:

  • Joliet Public Library
  • Shorewood-Troy Public Library
  • Plainfield Public Library
  • Lemont Public Library
  • New Lenox Public Library
  • Coal City Public Library
  • Robert W Rowe Library


Due to Governor Pritzker's extension of the shelter in place order, the Library will be closed until further notice. 

Please hang on to any library materials you may have until we reopen. No items will be due until May 1 at the earliest, so you won't have to worry about fines. Additionally, we no longer accept donations of materials. Please refrain from dropping off donations with library materials. All in-house library programs have been cancelled until further notice as well. 

Please continue to explore our bountiful online resources and the list of online activities we've compiled here. Additionally, you can join in our Spring Reading Challenge online via or by using the beanstack app. 

For the little ones, Ms Amber, our Youth Services Librarian, has moved storytime online!  Join her every week on our YouTube channel for storytime through May 5. 

We do miss seeing your smiling faces, but we will continue to abide in the best interest of public health and safety. Until that time, be well, be safe, and our community will be stronger when we emerge on the other side.


UPDATE 3/29:

Due to the extended closure, these additional Adult programs scheduled in the upcoming weeks have also been cancelled:

April 9 - Bunny Wall Art

April 15 - Cooking Demo

April 25 - History of Comic Book Superheroes

April 26 - Mahjong Club

April 28 - Summer of the Jam (rescheduled for 8/25)

May 4 - Unforgettable! Music of the 50s (rescheduled for 9/28)

The following Youth Services programs have been cancelled for all dates in April & May:

Baby & Me

Preschool Explorers

Toddler Time

Open Play

Baby Open Play

Laser Tag

If you have any other questions regarding library services or programs during the library closure, please send them to

UPDATE 3/20:

In light of Governor Pritzker's announcement today, the library will be extending our closure until Tuesday, April 7.  We now plan to reopen on Wednesday, April 8. All due dates for materials currently checked out will also be extended.  Thank you for your patience as we all work through this challenging time together.  Stay safe, everyone.

UPDATE 3/18:

We've compiled a helpful list of useful links for education, entertainment, and more during this time. See the full list here.

UPDATE 3/16:

Due to the ongoing situation, the following programs scheduled in the upcoming weeks are cancelled:

March 20 - American Girl Club
March 21 - Baby Open Play
March 21 - Make your own Butterfly Ring
March 23 - Open Play
March 27 - Spring Break Lock-In
March 28 - Pressed Flowers Frame (morning and afternoon)
March 29 - Crafternoon
March 30 - Open Play
March 31 - Baby & Me Storytime
March 31 - Chicago's Sweet Candy History
April 1 - Preschool Explorers

April 1 - Three Rivers Book Club
April 2 - Toddler Time
April 4 - The Steam Workshop
April 4 - Cupcake Wars (middle grades & teens)

Some of these programs may be rescheduled for later in the year. Please visit our events calendar and website for further updates.

For other programs in April and May, registration is open and is available online via our website at

If you have any other questions regarding library services or programs during the library closure, please send them to

After much thoughtful consideration by the Library Board of Trustees and community partners, based on the guidance and guidelines provided by the CDC and Illinois Department of Health, we are taking preventative actions to do our part to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Three Rivers Library will be closing to the public and suspending all services from Tuesday, March 17 - Monday, March 30, 2020.

These changes to our services are a precautionary measure and are not due to any known exposure to COVID-19 at our Library.

Due dates for physical materials will be extended and no fines will accrue during this time.

We encourage you to do your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you’re not feeling well, please stay home and seek medical attention as appropriate. Practice good hygiene and handwashing. These healthy habits really do make a difference when it comes to preventing the spread of illness.

Remember, many library resources are available online. If you’re able, please take advantage of our eBooks, streaming services such as hoopla & Freegal, online learning, and more from home. Watch our website and social media for any further updates.

Stay safe, everyone.