Our building is closed but our online resources are available.

Our building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Please do not return library materials at this time; all due dates have been extended.

During this unprecedented time, we are all facing the challenges and adjustments to our daily lives.  Rest assured LVDL is still very much here for you, but just in a different way. Now is a great time to explore our download and streaming services as well as our many online resources that are available to all LVDL cardholders.  Here are a few suggestions.  

If you’re a fan of the Discovery Channel, try CuriosityStream.  Stream award-winning documentaries instantly---anytime, anywhere on any device.

If you’re looking for fun projects to do on your own or with the kids, try Creativebug.  More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

If you’ve haven’t had time to get started on your family tree, now's the time! Ancestry.com is now available at home for all LVDL cardholders through April 30. 

For easy-to-follow instructional vidoes on all of our resources, tap the arrow on the right-hand side of the homepage.  

We hope that you and your family are safe and healthy and doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We remind you to rely on trusted sources for up-to-date, accurate information.

https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/FAQ/Pages/Stay-At-Home-FAQS.aspx 
https://www.lakecountyil.gov/4377/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19 
http://www.dph.illinois.gov/
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

And last but not least, fight misinformation. We recommend the following links to help you identify legitimate resources:

Avoid Coronavirus Scams
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/coronavirus-scams-what-ftc-doing

Checks from the Government
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/03/checks-government

World Health Organization Coronavirus Myth Busters
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Please be safe and healthy at home.