Masking Requirement beginning Monday, August 2, 2021

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On July 27th, the CDC issued new guidance adding a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. On July 29th, the CDC revised its Level of Community Transmission map, raising McHenry County’s level of community transmission from moderate to substantial.

The library will continue to follow CDC guidelines with regard to COVID-19, particularly masking requirements. As a result of these updates, beginning Monday, August 2, 2021, the library will require all individuals (library users and staff members – including volunteers) to properly wear a well-fitting mask while inside the library building, regardless of vaccination status.

If you do not wish to enter the building and would like a staff member to pick up or return materials from your vehicle in the library’s parking lot, please visit to schedule an appointment.

For more information on selecting, wearing, and caring for masks, please go to:


Alert: On Wednesday, December 8 from 9:30 to 11:30 P.M., account access and catalog search will be unavailable due to a catalog upgrade.
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