Proof of Vaccination Required to Enter Libraries Beginning Jan. 10

Schools and Libraries

January 7, 2022

From: Evanston Public Library

Catch a program online, pick up materials curbside, or download your next read during the local COVID case surge

Evanston, IL - Beginning Monday, Jan. 10, individuals five years and older will be required to show proof of vaccination status to enter Evanston Public Library facilities in line with a citywide mandate designed to slow the current surge in COVID-19 cases. 

Patrons will be asked to provide photo identification if they are 16 years of age or older, as well as recognized proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination can include a CDC COVID-19 vaccination card, an official immunization record, a photo of their vaccination card, or an app providing a digital vaccination record. Face masks also continue to be required. 

The Evanston Public Library is everywhere you are with online programs, downloadable materials and curbside pickup. 

Online programming

Many of the Library’s scheduled programs have been moved to an online format. Watch storytime, join in on a book discussion, or learn a new skill from the comfort of your home. Here’s just a sampling of what next week’s programs include: 

- Virtual Caldecott Club lets kids in first through eighth grade vote on the art contenders for this year’s Caldecott Awards

- Mental Health Is Essential, offers topical conversations on mental health with local experts

- Understanding the Maze of Medicare, covers the A,B,Cs and D’s of getting started with and what is covered by Medicare

- Utilice Google Drive Para Organizar Archivos y Carpetas, for Spanish-speakers looking to learn new tips and tricks on getting digitally organized in the new year. 

Curbside pickup

Curbside pickup is still available to all patrons. Reserve your materials online, and when you get notification they’re ready for pickup, call our Reader’s Services Desk at (847) 448-8620. One of our librarians will schedule a time for you to come pick up your library materials, and our staff will meet you at the curb. 


Or save yourself a trip and download your next title to read, watch, or listen on your favorite device. Visit www.epl.org for ebooks, audiobooks, movies and more available for download for free with your library card.

Relax with a little art history

The Evanston Public Library announces “Perspectives on French Impressionism,” a two-session, no-charge, non-credit class being offered to the Evanston community in partnership with the Northwestern Emeriti Organization (NEO). The instructor will be Professor Emerita Hollis Clayson, an internationally recognized expert on cultural and artistic movements originating in Paris. The two class sessions will take place the evenings of January 18 and 25 on Zoom. Check out the full class description and register online.