TRANSCRIPT: COVID-19 Directors' Chat - October 29, 2020

TRANSCRIPT

Directors' Chat
Thursday, October 29, 2020

 

  Mahomet John H: Thanks for opening up early.  I am going to eat lunch then run in  (virtually) at the last minute.:)

  Bill from Mount Vernon: I have to leave early for a Dr. appointment but I'll stay as later as I can. Passed another COVID test and we had 38 new cases in Jefferson county today.

  Julia, IHLS: @John & Bill: If you miss the chat, I will have the transcript posted later this afternoon. https://illinoisheartland.org/?q=connect/directors-chat

  Bill from Mount Vernon: Thanks

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: We've had to deal with an employee who was positive (she knows where she got it and it wasn't here). Our protect measures are working because no one else has it so far!

  Bill from Mount Vernon: Same here. So far none of the staff exposed to her have gotten it, just waiting on a couple more tests

  Amy Byers - Chatham APLD: Good to hear Bobbi!

  Bill from Mount Vernon: Any word on what the status of the 2nd round of IMLS Covid grants?

  Shari Rawlings: Is anyone in Region 6 , Planning on going back to curbside ,since numbers are going up so much

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: We're waiting on guidance from the health department at this point. We have our plans in place to go back to curbside if needed.

  Bill from Mount Vernon: I'm in 5 and we will when they reschedule us as Tier 2

  Janet-Carlinville Public Library: A part time staff member has taken several plane trips since the library reopened.  I need a policy to help cover this as we have paid for her to quarantine twice. Another question, is a policy to cover plane travel even legal?

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Janet, let me check on something for you and I can get back to you.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: Are you all aware that the government is back to doing daily press conferences.

  Shari Rawlings:  No I didn't know that. What time does he usually speak.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: Yes, I've been watching as able.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Shari, I'm not sure. It seems to vary.  I'm not catching them as diligently as I did in the spring.

  Kelsey Schaep-- Nashville PL: @Shari I think he normally speaks around 1 or 2

  Sandy.West - RLCA: Yes, @Ellen, trying to watch daily, but it gets disheartening.  It seems that many just want "normal" back.  Question:  Is the REALM project still testing material?  Has anyone heard of a patron that states they caught the virus because of any library material, the borrowed?

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: Thank you for the heads up. I wasn't aware of that either.

  Rachel- Sherman PLD: For those in Region 3...are you going to go back to crubside only under new mitigation strategies?

  Bill from Mount Vernon: He speaks for too long and doesn't get to the info I need. Rather use IDPH website for my updates

  Sandy.West - RLCA: 2:30 p.m. or so is when the conference happen with Gov.

  Ginger - Athens: @Rachel, did he make them official today?

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Sandy West, that's what the delivery working group is discussing as we chat.  I don't believe that there's any information about patrons contracting the virus through borrowed materials.

  Amy Byers - Chatham APLD: @Ginger, yes he did

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): @Shari - if new mitigations come down for Region 6, I will go back to just curbside services. 

  Amy Byers - Chatham APLD: @Mitigation starts on Sunday for region 3

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: At Amy Byers----what happened today?

  Shari Rawlings: Lisa, Thanks.

  Ginger - Athens: blah. we are going to need a board meeting.....

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: Don't forget that the mitigation efforts are not the same as the full rollback to a previous phase.

  Rachel- Sherman PLD: Our plan was tied to the Phase models.  So I'm unsure what to do with the mitigation strategy.

  Ginger - Athens: @Rachel, a man just came in here and said "Are you the Rachel of this library?" haha. I told him I was! ;)

  Rachel- Sherman PLD: LOL Hope that's a good thing...

  Amy Byers - Chatham APLD: Region 3 hit the three day 8% positivity mark, the third day was today.  https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-mitigation-plan  The tiers remind me of the stages, so you might be able to figure out what you want to do off of this

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Rachel.  I'm sure it is.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: Thanks, Amy!  It's all going so fast.  It seems like once it started to get cold and dark, everything got a little more serious.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: @Rachel - this is why I'm waiting for health department guidance.

  Tina Hubert - SMRLD: @Bobbi - our Madison County health department told us a while back that it's completely up to us

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: @Tina - that's helpful.

  Ginger - Athens: @Rachel, it's totally a good thing!

  Mahomet John H: I feel confident that our current safety protocols are sufficient to protect patrons and staff so do not believe that we will be returning to curbside only unless it gets very bad.

  Sandy.West - RLCA: And to add to what @Tina stated, schools are working directly with their county HD to decide to remain open, stay remote, or make other changes.

  Tina Hubert - SMRLD: @Bobbi - you betcha!

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: ....and you are all being so thoughtful about all your operations.

  Mahomet John H: Generally we feel we are most like Retail, so we will follow those mitigations which could have us going back to curbside if we hit mitigation Tier 2

  Tina Hubert - SMRLD: we're staying open with the limits we've had in place since July 7 when we reopened downtown.  our branch recently reopened with even more limitations, but it's a much smaller building.  we still provide curbside.  we've not had a lot of inhouse visitors

  Shari Rawlings: All of our staff have been healthy and we want to stay that way.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Shari----that's great!

  Amy Byers - Chatham APLD: @John, agreed.

  Robert Brady, IHLS: Governor’s daily press briefings link, usually begins at 2:30 pm http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/media-publications/daily-press-briefings

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: Thanks, Robert!

  Jo - Greenville Public Library: @Mahomet John H. - yes, we have been open only by appointment (20 minutes for grab & go or 45 minutes for computer).  We only allow so many into the library during an appointment and then we clean (wipe down surfaces and spray the air) between appointments.  I feel like we are the safest place to visit in town.

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): I was totally frustrated this morning when a patron came in who is waiting for a results of her COVID test.  She is suppose to be quarantining and she didn't have her mask on.  This is becoming more of a problem here. 

  Bill from Mount Vernon: Even after closing for 2 days, to get the building cleaned, we still have very few curbside. People like to browse the shelves too much not to come in.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Lisa.  How did you handle that?

  Rachel- Sherman PLD: Lisa that is awful!

  Bill from Mount Vernon: We have had no problems (knock on wood) about people refusing to wear masks.

  Mahomet John H: @Jo makes me annoyed at my patrons who are complaining - we are much more open than you but still people are never satisfied.

  Mahomet John H: @Lisa no one gets into my library without a mask, quarantining or not.

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): I attempted to remain "nice" but told her that she needs to stay home and follow directions given to her by the Health Department.  Gave her a mask (which she refused) and she finally left with her 2 DVDs.  I'll be honest, I'm losing my patience with patrons. 

  Bill from Mount Vernon: @Lisa I don't blame you.

  Rachel- Sherman PLD: Our front door is locked.  We don't let people in unless they are wearing a mask. 

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Lisa, that makes me really sad.

  Jo - Greenville Public Library: For complainers, I just sweetly tell them that we are following the plan the Health Department and our Board approved.  The plan is to work together as a community to keep our most vulnerable people as safe as possible.  I offer them the option of curbside or online Cloud Library.

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: I'm so thankful we haven't had issues with patrons and masks.  If we start having to fight people on it, I'll take us back to curbside.

  Sandy.West - RLCA: Are your stacks open to those who allow library access. We still are in a construction zone, but if/when we get students back in the building, wanting a general idea if we can let them browse stacks.

  Bill from Mount Vernon: Our stacks are open

  Kelsey Schaep-- Nashville PL: Would anyone recommend a cleaning service they used to sanitize the library after a covid case? I'd like to be prepared just in case

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: We do, but ask patrons to use sanitizer first.

  Jo - Greenville Public Library: @ Sandy, yes, they can browse the stacks.  We do meet them at the door to give them a squirt of hand sanitizer and ensure that they are wearing a mask.

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: Our stacks are open, and we also ask patrons to use sanitizer if they are going to browse or use the computers.

  Janet-Carlinville Public Library: @Ellen, I have to leave, but am very interested in any guidance you can give me about a plane travel policy.  I will check back as soon as I return.  Thank you.

  Mahomet John H: I had a dingbat the other day fighting with me on keeping his nose inside .his mask after being reminded by multiple staff members.  Our policy specifically says "face covering over mouth and nose"

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: We've only have one who was nasty about it. He claimed the mask requirement wasn't posted (untrue) and pitched a fit. I wasn't here when it happened, but my clerk got him to wear one. She just kept saying that it's a health department requirement. That tends to make people more cooperative for us.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Janet.  I'll get back to you by the end of the week.

  Kami - Germantown: I informed a patron that she needed a mask.  She complied but said, "you know these things don't work, right?"  I didn't respond.

  Bill from Mount Vernon: Our regular cleaning service did ours, but they are a state agency (Comp Services) and had to send supervisors to do the cleaning. Looked like something out of Ghost Busters

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: Our stacks are open and have been since June.

  Mahomet John H: Our stacks are open.  We have a greeter at the door to ensure that everyone is masked and uses sanitizer before using the library.

  Maria Dent  Mt. Zion District: our stacks are open as well.  We require masks and make people wash hands or use hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering main part of library.  Desk is as you come in so we rarely miss anyone not complying.  So far so goodsŸ˜

  Maria Dent  Mt. Zion District: so good

  Mahomet John H: @Kami it is better not to argue with them on the merits.  I simply say "the safety policy passed by our Board of Trustees requires it and we don't have the authority to make an exception."

  Kelsey Schaep-- Nashville PL: @Bill thanks for the info!

  Kathleen Bennett - Catlin Public: Our local cleaning company uses a misting system in businesses and factories.  They are called Newton's but are a local company.

  Deb Sherrick- Greenup Township Public Library: Our library is open to the public, and they have been cooperative in following our posted guidelines.

  Deb Paxton Carnegie: Our stacks are open, however, door is locked. Patrons knock, we do a quick temp reading, hand sanitizer, masks must be on before entering. We continue to have a lot of online ordering/pick up as well.

  Kami - Germantown: @ John.  Thank you!!  I will be using that language.  In the moment I was taken aback and was at a loss for words.

  Mahomet John H: We use a company called ESS Clean.  I think they quoted us $800 to deep clean the library if needed.

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): I'm sure we could all get together and write a book on excusing we've heard for not wearing a mask. 

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): *excuses

  Kelsey Schaep-- Nashville PL: Thanks Kathleen and John! We've got a couple cleaning services in mind, but figured a recommendation would help us narrow down our choices.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: @Lisa - I've heard some doozies!

  Mahomet John H: I have a document from the Illinois Human Rights Commission that I keep at the greeter stand that clearly states that we can refuse to serve someone who is not wearing a mask, as long as we provide reasonable accommodations for them.

  Bill from Mount Vernon: @Bobbi what is the wildest/worst reason they have given.

  Ginger - Athens: I know I have only been a librarian for a hot minute and have zero right to complain, but I am LOVING the new self-expiring setting on Polaris for keeping books to your own patrons.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: I can't wait until we can all gather in whatever ways possible and have lots of laughs.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Ginger, I'll pass that along to the SHARE staff, they'll be happy to hear that.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: @Bill - that mask wearing is part of the government's plot to erase everyone's identity. This was when I was outside the library, but everyone in town knows I'm the director.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: @Ginger Yes! I was so excited to see that@

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: My 'best' reason was a patron who said her doctor told her she shouldn't because she has lung problems.  That was right after she stood outside the front door (we can see from the circ desk) for 3 or 4 minutes to finish her cigarette. 

  Kathleen Bennett - Catlin Public: @ Bill, I was told that "some people cower to government policies that are not beneficial" and I asked him to put on a mask or leave........

  Jo - Greenville Public Library: @Lisa, we've talked about making a book!  My favorite - I had a caller asking if we were "open."  I explained our appointment schedule and asked if she wanted to make an appointment.  She said she couldn't be bothered to make appointments, proceeded to tell me why the government needs to relax, and then insisted that I vote Republican in the election next week.

  Ginger - Athens: @Ellen, thanks. Makes me happy every time I use it!'

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: If my identity is erased by the gov't, will that erase my student debt too? Is so, I just might be for it!

  Shari Rawlings: What are ideas about summer reading for next year.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: @Monica LOL!

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: I've seen Santa ornaments that have Santa masked!

  Deb Paxton Carnegie: I was recently told that I need to talk to Jesus about my mask policy!

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): @ Ellen - I've seen those ornaments. 

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: @Shari - we're waiting until March to make any hard decisions, but we're planning for minimum 75% outdoor programs.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Deb---Oh, my!!!!!

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: @Shari - We aren't planning summer reading yet. We're waiting to see what sort of world we're in in March/April. We will either do what we did this past summer, or smaller, home-grown programs.

  Kami - Germantown: @ Shari - I am so excited about the theme.  I am creating a list of art projects, would like to do an art show at the end and have a drawing for art kits.

  Teresa (Paris): @Ginger We like it, too. Will save us lots of time

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: Most of our programs will be outside as well. We just bought new canopies in anticipation.

  Mahomet John H: I have had "I literally cannot breathe while wearing this mask."  So I said "Okay, well I can't let you stay while we are open but I am happy to meet you here at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow so that you can use the computer for one hour unmasked."  She said "never mind" then sat and used the computer for one full hour with her mask on .   Apparently she can "literally" go without breathing for a full 60  hour

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: @Deb, tell Jesus to forget the wine, I have a margarita machine. We'll all have a nice long sit down.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: I love the people who complain to me about having to wear a mask for twenty minutes, when I wear one eight hours a day.

  Deb Paxton Carnegie: @Monica..On my way :)

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): @ Monica - too funny!

  Maria Dent  Mt. Zion District: @Bobbi - can u share the canopy info?

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Monica----I'll be there, too!  Here's the link for 2021 Summer Reading (https://www.ireadprogram.org/)   I really like the product

  Jo - Greenville Public Library: Is anyone doing anything for Family Reading Night?

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: @Maria - yes, give me a minute. :)

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LC7125V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  Mahomet John H: Still thinking about Family reading Night.  Probably not.

  Maria Dent  Mt. Zion District: For Family Reading Night we are putting together themed book bundles to include an activity idea to do together as a family after reading the books together

  Maria Dent  Mt. Zion District: Thanks Bobbi!

  Peggy MVE: I think it was on list that someone said a patron told them “I believe in God. I don’t have to wear a mask.” I told my staff if anyone says that to you tell them, “We believe in God too. Everyone else wears a mask.”

  Kami - Germantown: @ Jo - I am thinking about doing grab bags with left over prizes from past events, and then post a turkey craft video (trace hands and a foot to make a turkey) and read a story.  Will have people pick up grab bags in advance and then post story and craft on Facebook.

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: @Bobbi, we bought 2 of those last summer.  I love them!   They are so easy to put up, even for my 5'2" programming director! 

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: We've been doing craft bags each month and those have gone over really well. We had our first in-person program since March this month and it also went well. We're planning on doing at least one in-person in December.

  Jo - Greenville Public Library: @Peggy -- Haha!  That's great!

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): Family Reading Night we are doing a virtual program with author Alice McGintey.

  Kathleen Bennett - Catlin Public: We have little bags with a packet of hot chocolate, a bookmark coloring craft and a small toy for families to pick up.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: Thanks, Carrie! Our old ones were flimsy and were basically destroyed by wind last year.

  Deb Sherrick- Greenup Township Public Library: I love the color that several of you have chosen.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: Is she skyping in?

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: @Bobby, how did you handle the in-person?  Indoors?  Spacing?  Masks?

  Ginger - Athens: we bought the same canopy brand as Bobbi, but cheaper... not sure why the price difference:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019XGM9K0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: @Carrie - We had to move the program in doors because of weather. We were able to put half of the group in one room and half in another with six feet between each group. Everyone wore masks.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: ....are you celebrating Halloween?

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: We have our trick or treat event going on all this week! Around 200 people signed up.

  Amy Byers - Chatham APLD: we are doing "Spooky Cookies" which is just a grab and go cookie decorating kit for the kids

  Mahomet John H: We are doing Book or Treat.  Children can come in and get a free book from our children's librarian.

  Kami - Germantown: I have Kindergarten and 1st graders coming over to trick or treat tomorrow.  Will be stating outside if weather permits.

  Jo - Greenville Public Library: @Ellen, we have a couple pieces of candy and either a book or DVD for each child to choose when they come with a parent (during an appointment, of course!)

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: @Carrie - you can see pictures of our set-up here: https://www.facebook.com/VespasianWarner/posts/10157561294111179

  Ginger - Athens: The friends will have a table set up outside with preassembled grab bags for trick or treaters.

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): @Ellen - we have our Going on a Goon Hunt this evening with the Chamber of Commerce.  We have "goons" posted at Chamber members business. They will be handing out treats outside their businesses with mask (over their mouth and noses).  We we also have a make and take craft to compliment the Goon Hunt.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: Nice!  Your communities and kids must appreciate all those efforts on behalf of the kids when everything is so different!

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: We have no-touch activities for kids to do, treat bags, and grab-and-go craft, and we take pictures of each kid. We also have a sidewalk obstacle course.

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: @Ellen - we are doing a "drive-thru" style, handing out treat bags out our window.

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): @ Bobbi - I saw your sidewalk obstacle course posted on FB.  That would be fun to do this spring.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: @Lisa - We stole the idea from Chatham! It took a full day to paint, but the paint has held up really well and the kids have really enjoyed it.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: Here's a video, if anyone is interested: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=733295827280251

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: We're good at stealing ideas!

  Amy Byers - Chatham APLD: It looks great!  Great job Bobbi

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): borrowing ideas - no stealing.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: Thanks, Amy! I'll pass that along to Samantha and Corey!

  Bill from Mount Vernon: Read a book and get a free book contest. Winners (everybody) can come in when they want to pick up a prize.

  Mahomet John H: Does anyone here have part of their collection in off-site storage?  It is an idea I am playing with as my board has decided to postpone pursuing an addition to our building and we just don't have room for a collection the size that we want, while keeping an appropriate density on the shelves to encourage  browsing.

  Rachel- Sherman PLD: @John no we don't have off-site storage, but we do have a shed for storing all our donations!

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @John, you might put that question out to the Director's listserv for a broader audience.

  Mahomet John H: @Ellen I will

  Amy Byers - Chatham APLD: @John, what is your collection size and what do you think it should be?  I'm just curious.  I don't have any answers for you. :-)

  Shari Rawlings:  Lisa, Are you going to call the health department . tomorrow

  Mahomet John H: We have just about 50K items, which just barely reaches the "minimal" level for a library our size based on SOP 3.0.  And we have that with nearly every shelf packed to bursting, which as you know is not conducive to circulation.

  Sandy.West - RLCA: @Monica - I'll drive us for Margs!!!!

  Maria Dent  Mt. Zion District: Sorry, new topic....we are in the process of renewing our building insurance and I am questioning if we have enough contents coverage.  Anyone have a good way to estimate theirs from year to year?

  Sandy.West - RLCA: @Monica, UP not US

  Amy Byers - Chatham APLD: @Sandy, you said US.. so I'll be waiting for you to pick us up to get to Shelbyville

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): @Shari - health department?  For what reason?

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: @Sandy No worries. You're totally included! ;-)

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): @Monica - and I was just in Shelbyville last Monday.  Darn.  Missed out.

  Shari Rawlings:  To ask about guidelines about staying open or do we need to do curbside

  Sandy.West - RLCA: @Amy Byers - We can definitely do that!

  Teresa (Paris): We had "Fun-oween" last Saturday -- pickup of bag with book and craft for children. Used our leftover summer reading bags from various years. Will offer inside pickup of what we have left this Saturday https://www.facebook.com/parispubliclibrary/photos/pcb.10158568890547177/10158568890427177

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: Let us know what they tell you!, Shari!

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: How do you all handle contractors going in to your buildings for services?  I just found out that two HVAC techs I called came in while I was at lunch, and neither were masked.

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: @Lisa Really?! I would have taken you to ICED for dessert!

  Amy Byers - Chatham APLD: @carrie, we have ours sign it at the front desk, so we have a record of when they come and go

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): @Shari - I'll be out of the office tomorrow but I haven't found the DPHD very helpful.  The last time I called to ask a question I was told they were very busy working on contact tracing.  They'd get back to me at a later date. 

  Shari Rawlings:  Lisa, ok I might try

  Mahomet John H: @Carrie we have signs and they have to pass the greeter to get in.  We have had to handout masks but haven't had anyone get by us yet.

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): @Monica - what is ICED?  I'm always up for dessert.  Wait I think my Mom mentioned a bakery or something that is closed on Mondays.  Is that it?

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @ Lisa, it seems to vary from county to county.  When numbers were REALLY high in the far south, that health department appeared to be very responsive to questions from the library.

  Rachel- Sherman PLD: Sangamon County is very helpful.

  Sandy.West - RLCA: @Carrie - None of the contractors working on the LRC wear masks, even though it's posted that you must on every door.  I figured they must have made some type of agreement with administration to get around from the mask wearing.  Although, it makes me angry.

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: @Lisa Yes, it's the bakery, I totally forgot it is closed on Mondays. :(

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: @Sandy, one of my staff is livid (the other is with a patron, so I can't talk to him).  I'm not happy, but the guys are up in the attic, and I'm not chasing them up the ladder.  LOL

  Mahomet John H: CUPHD usually get back to me within 2-3 days on questions that I send them.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: Are any of your libraries polling places?

  Mahomet John H: Or you can call the hotline to get quicker answers but not as complete.

  Jo - Greenville Public Library: @Ellen, no we are not.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: No, we are not a polling place.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: *place

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: We are not a polling place, but we will be open.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: I hope you're all registered for Member Day----we're getting excited!

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: @Ellen, I thought I was, but now I can't remember!  LOL

  Sandy.West - RLCA: @Ellen, I'm excited, but I'd be even more excited if we could meet in person

  Maria Dent  Mt. Zion District: Ellen, will the sessions be recorded?

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: Here's the link for Member Day:  https://www.illinoisheartland.org/MemberDay-Home

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: Maria, yes we anticipate that sessions will be recorded.

  Deb Sherrick- Greenup Township Public Library: IMy co-worker and I are both registered for Member Day. I will miss seeing everyone though.

  Amy Byers - Chatham APLD: Member Day looks great!  I'm excited for the keynote speaker!

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: I miss all of my medium pubs peeps too!

  Amy Byers - Chatham APLD: @Monica, we should do another zoom meeting

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Monica, if you'd like to gather the medium pubs, we're happy to provide a Zoom room.

  Brenda Shipley (Greenfield Public  Library): Brenda Shipley - Greenfield Public:  We are not a polling place and will be open.  I am registered for Member Day, my first time!

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: We're a small pub, but if you do a med pub meeting, can I join? 

  Maria Dent  Mt. Zion District: Agreed, another Medium Pubs via Zoom is a good idea.

  Sandy.West - RLCA: @Brenda, YAY!!!  Your first Member Day!!

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): I missed the last Med Pub meeting.

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: My first member day, too.  Can't wait!

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: @Carrie Absolutely!!

  Amy Byers - Chatham APLD: Anyone can join the Medium Pubs party

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: WOOT!

  Sandy.West - RLCA: @CARRIE - YAY!!! So exciting for you to participate!

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: @Maria - I would also love to do another Zoom.

  Rachel- Sherman PLD: Me too for Med. Pubs

  Mahomet John H: I agree a Med Pubs meeting is in order.

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: @Ellen We'll come up with a time and get back to you for setting up Zoom. Thank you!

  Sandy.West - RLCA: HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!!!

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Monica---that's great!

  Mary Ray(Sidell District Library): We are not a polling place. First Member Day for me too, had to order a shirt:)!

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: @Monica - I missed you when I was down there, but was the person happy with the Nancy Drew books?

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: It's been so good when we see colleagues on the screen!

  Sandy.West - RLCA: @Mary AWESOME!!!

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: @Carrie YES!!! She loves them! They are in pretty good shape!

  Julia, IHLS: IHLS Member Day - Nov. 10:  https://illinoisheartland.org/MemberDay-Home

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: @Maria Did you set up the survey for date and time for the last med pub?

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: Great Mary!  For those of you who might be interested in shirts, the sale has been reopened (we thought people might like some SWAG after they hear David Lankes).  The link is on the website.

  Shari Rawlings:  This will be my first member day

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Shari, ----that's great!

  Sandy.West - RLCA: @Shari - YAY!!! 

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: @Monica I'm glad!  Yeah, they were fine.  The Hardy Boys are the sad ones.

  Maria Dent  Mt. Zion District: @ Monica...I did and would be happy to do so again.  I just don’t want to leave anyone out

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Maria, give me the counties that you want to include and I can pull a list for you.

  Shari Rawlings: Maria, I would like to be part of the Med Pubs Zoom

  Shari Rawlings:  Don't eat to much Chocolate this weekend !!

  Lisa Winters (Allerton Public Library): I've been eating chocolate since March.

  Maria Dent  Mt. Zion District: @Shari...sure thing.  I will try to gather the list I have and get something out there.  Anyone here today can let me know if they want to be included.

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: I won't be buying Halloween candy until next week.  Cheaper!

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: It's close to 2:00 p.m.  Hope you all have a lovely weekend----the word is that it will be a pretty one!

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: @Lisa SAME!! Lol.

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: @Lisa LOL

  Kay Burrous  South Macon: Stay safe...

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: @Shari!  Chocolate is part of the daily diet! ----Ellen

  Carrie Russell - Maroa Public: Take care, all.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS: Take care, everyone!

  Maria Dent  Mt. Zion District: Thanks everyone 😊

  Peggy MVE: Thank you.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD: Have a great day, everyone!

  Monica Cameron- Shelbyville Public Library: Thank you!

  Twilla Coon-Mount Carmel Public Library: Have a great week and weekend

  Jo - Greenville Public Library: I'm hoping Saturday is nice (at least not raining!)  We have a cemetery walk that morning.

  Brenda Shipley (Greenfield Public  Library): Brenda Shipley-Greenfield Public Library: Thanks.!