Yes!!! Library resumes curbside pick-up


Book lovers, rejoice: the La Porte County Public Library has resumed curbside pick-up, effective immediately.

The library will offer the following schedule:

Coolspring Branch: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Main Library: Tuesday/Thursday, 10 to 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kingsford Heights Branch: Monday, 1 to 7 p.m.
Union Mills Branch: Tuesday, 1 to 6 p.m.
Fish Lake Branch: Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m.
Hanna Branch: Thursday,  1 to 6 p.m.
Rolling Prairie Branch: Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kristi Chadderdon, the library’s public relations spokesperson, explained the library’s system:

“Place holds on materials using your online account or by calling us at 219-362-6156 option 1. Select your pick-up location. You will be notified when these items are ready by email, text, or phone depending on your account preferences.

“At this time, we are not limiting the number of items you can pick-up. Please do not request more items than you can read, watch, or enjoy between pick-ups.

“Two parking spots will be labeled at each location. See the parking diagram for Main Library below.

“When you arrive, a staff member will greet you outside. If you do not see a staff member, call 219-362-6156 option 3 or the direct number for the branch location. A staff member will bring your items to your vehicle in a brown paper bag.

“Returns can be placed in book drops and will be checked-in within 24-72 hours.”

“All library materials are quarantined between customers for 24-72 hours, per CDC and IMLS best practices. Materials are cleaned when needed. You may wish to disinfect your materials after arriving home,” said Chadderdon.

“We are already planning enhancements to our curbside service, including the ability to reserve your pick-up timeslot. More information on these updates will be coming soon. Please continue to check and follow us on social media for the latest information.”

4 Responses to “Yes!!! Library resumes curbside pick-up”

  1. Lynn Lisarelli

    May 19. 2020

    How on earth is one supposed to know what one wants to order unless one gets to go inside and peruse the shelves to find something interesting? This is like keeping Barnes & Noble closed, yet saying people can order books online and have store pickup.

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    • Kathy T

      May 19. 2020

      I look at the library website. There’s lots of books to peruse through.

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    • JoeD

      May 20. 2020

      Thanks for your response. I forget the year, is it 1997?

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  2. Karen

    May 19. 2020

    Thank you to all the library staff! I truly appreciate having you “open” for us. You and your services have been missed!
    Please stay healthy and safe!

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